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Global Biofoundry Consortium embraces grand challenge

Synthetic biology has emerged from the intersection of engineering and biology, with its emphasis on standardization, modularization and automation. The newly established Global Biofoundry Consortium, led by University of Illinois Professor Huimin Zhao, is investing in the systematized approach of engineering to touch off the next wave of biological discovery and innovation.

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Funds New Research Focus at IGB

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Funds New Research Focus at Institute for Genomic Biology

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded a $2 million grant to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Huimin Zhao and co-Principal Investigator Dr. Christopher Rao, the grant will be disbursed over two years to provide instrumentation and core facilities for a new research theme devoted to the new scientific subdiscipline of synthetic biology.

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