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The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) is where science meets society - an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges.

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Engaging with the Public Through Science and Technology

By engaging with the public through programs and events, publications, and citizen science efforts, we ensure that our work continues to be relevant and impactful, a force for positive change in the wider world. Our creative outreach and education programs expose people to transformative research and how we can use genomics to help solve preeminent problems faced by local and global communities. More ...

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Art of Science

Art of Science

The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of common ground between science and art. View our Art of Science Galleries here.

Professional Skills for Careers in Biosciences

Professional Skills for Careers in Biosciences Program

A workshop series intended for graduate students and postdocs to develop and enhance their universal job skills including communication, professionalism, marketing, budgeting, and leadership.

Genome Day

Genome Day

Genome Day is an opportunity to educate the community about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution with family friendly activities that reflect IGB research.

Genomic For Judges

"Genomics for" Professionals

Professionals from the fields of law, medicine, business and education attend specially tailored genomics education programs, such as our Genomics for Judges workshop.

Fellowship Opportunites

Fellowship Opportunities

From undergraduate to postdoctoral, there are a variety fellowships opportunities available at the IGB. Visit our page to learn what program is best suited for your professional development goals.

Learn about Genomics

Try some of our most popular activities at home, view our range of video resources to introduce various genomics concepts, take part in our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Genomics: Decoding the Universal Language of Life," and find out when and where our community events will take place such as our popular Art of Science program or our annual Genome Day.

Postdoc Association

The IGB Postdoctoral Association provides professional guidance and social opportunities for post-doctoral scholars. We hold seminars to inform postdocs of the tools and services available at IGB, organize workshops and resources for career development, and host events to encourage social interaction and professional collaboration between members of the community. Every postdoctoral researcher at IGB is welcome to contribute their ideas and suggestions for events.

Become a Fellow

The IGB offers a number of fellowships: IGB Fellows typically spend two years, ideally in research which overlaps with two or more thematic areas. The Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholar Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue research during the summer. And Loustaunau Graduate Travel Fellowships for Computational Genomics are available for current graduate students conducting IGB-related research in or using computational genomics. See all our Fellowship opportunities here.

Join the IGB

With faculty from over 30 departments on campus, the IGB is continually looking to involve new members to work in our multidisciplinary, thematic research themes. Read our FAQ on joining the IGB for more information.

Interested in starting a new IGB research theme? New themes may be proposed at any time, by any member on campus, through the instructions provided in the IGB Theme Proposal Whitepaper.

Give to the IGB

Maintaining our commitment to excellence in life-sciences education and research isn't easy. Constant innovation means constant renovation of facilities and technologies. The state helps cover basic costs, but a large number of our research programs are supported solely through private funding. To stay on the cutting edge of science, the IGB needs your help.

IGB SEMINAR - CABBI

Christine Hawkes, PhD
North Carolina State University; Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

"Soil respiration responses to climate change are constrained by climate history"

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Genome Day

Genome Day

Join us for a day of fun hands-on activities designed to teach children about DNA, genes, genomes, and evolution. This year we are partnering with PYGMALION to host Genome Day in their outdoor location outside the Rose Bowl in Urbana. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.

IGB SEMINAR - DEI

Ian Cheney
American documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer

"Picture a Scientist" Q&A with film director Ian Cheney

Participants who register will receive a link and password to our private screening room prior to the Q&A, from Saturday September 25 through Monday, September 27, and may watch the film at any time during that period. RSVP here.

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Fox Family Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture

Marc Martin-Casas
Seed Investments and Venture Development, Illumina Accelerator

"Building Breakthrough Genomics Startups"

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IGB SEMINAR - GNDP

Donna Maney, PhD
Emory University; Professor of Psychology

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IGB Contact

For general inquiries, please get in touch via one of the methods below.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Gregory Drive | MC-195
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: 217.244.2999
fax: 217.265.6800
info-igb@illinois.edu
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Safety Contact

IGB Safety develops and administers comprehensive safety and compliance programs for the institute. If you have any questions regarding safety at the IGB, please contact:

Robert Mann
phone: 217.244.8346
bobmann@illinois.edu
https://www.igb.illinois.edu/safety

CNRG Contact

The Computer and Network Resource Group (CNRG) facilitates computer usage at the IGB by providing personal assistance coupled with user instruction.

emergency: 217.333.4854
help@igb.illinois.edu
http://help.igb.illinois.edu

Business Office Contact

The IGB Business Office processes serves as the liaison between IGB members and University administration for business-related functional and compliance issues. For questions, please contact:

Dale Johnston
phone: 217.244.5595
dkjohnst@illinois.edu
http://www.igb.illinois.edu/facilities-services/business-office

Array Café Contact

Serving coffee, soft drinks, and a variety of food items and to-go snacks.

For questions regarding Array Café, e-mail: array@igb.illinois.edu

Interested in having Array Cafe cater your event? Fill out our form here.