Learn more about the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, dedicated to pioneering advances in the life sciences.

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The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, or IGB, is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, dedicated to pioneering advances in the life sciences. Genomes: Genomics defines life. How do we describe genomics, and the genome, to the public? Where Science Meets Society: The IGB embraces the concept of "Where Science Meets Society," and works with the community to raise awareness of science and encourage interaction with the researchers. Multidisciplinary Research: The field of genomics touches all disciplines. The IGB’s multidisciplinary structure embraces that diversity. Public Engagement: We educate our community through outreach activities such as Genome Day, aimed at young minds (and presented bilingually), or a summer camp called Pollen Power! for middle school girls. Music credit: Cylinder Nine by Chris Zabriskie.