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Illinois researchers found that the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. From left: materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and veterinary medicine professor Timothy Fan.

Illinois researchers found the shape of a tumor may play a role in how cancer cells become primed to spread. led by materials science and engineering professor Kristopher Kilian (left).

Researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of the endangered solenodon, a venomous insectivore that diverged from other living mammals 78 million years ago.

Researchers have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of the endangered solenodon, a venomous insectivore that diverged from other living mammals 78 million years ago.

Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, including Anthropology professor Rebecca Stumpf and Physics professor Karin Dahmen, both of the IGB.

Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, including Anthropology professor Rebecca Stumpf and Physics professor Karin Dahmen, both of the IGB.

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at our annual Fellows Symposium.

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at our annual Fellows Symposium.

Illinois researchers along with UC Davis are combining in vivo and computational techniques to predict a genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain disorders.

Illinois researchers along with UC Davis are combining in vivo and computational techniques to predict a genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain disorders.

Using novel algorithms, researchers from the CompGen Initiative are employing supercomputing power to scan 2,500 genomes to determine how variants transfer through ancestral ties.

Using novel algorithms, researchers from the CompGen Initiative are employing supercomputing power to scan 2,500 genomes to determine how variants transfer through ancestral ties.

Researchers led by Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long have engineered a way to convert sugar into oil in sugarcane, resulting in a new and sustainable biodiesel source.

Researchers led by Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology Stephen Long have engineered a way to convert sugar into oil in sugarcane, resulting in a new and sustainable biodiesel source.

A new class of muscle-powered walking bio-bots responds to light and has a modular design, in recent research led by Rashid Bashir, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head of Bioengineering.

A new class of muscle-powered walking bio-bots responds to light and has a modular design, in recent research led by Rashid Bashir, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head of Bioengineering.

Arundo donax, a giant reed that grows in the Mediterranean climate zones, uses a type of photosynthesis that is more common to crop plants like soybeans, rice and peanuts.

Arundo donax, a giant reed that grows in the Mediterranean climate zones, uses a type of photosynthesis that is more common to crop plants like soybeans, rice and peanuts.

Martha Gillette, professor of cell and development biology, and colleagues to develop an analytical platform with new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities.

Martha Gillette, professor of cell and development biology, and colleagues to develop an analytical platform with new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities.