An interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges.
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 ...more ...
Our certificate program designed to introduce IGB and science academics to fundamental business methodologies to become successful innovators and entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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 Carl R. Woese Postdoctoral Fellows are truly exceptional young scholars at the forefront of their field in evolution, emergence of life, quantitative biology, and genomics.
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.
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.
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IGB Concourse Level
Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier
Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Droegemeier serves as President Donald J. Trump’s science advisor and leads OSTP in its coordination of science and technology initiatives across the Federal Government. His background is in extreme weather, numerical weather prediction, and data assimilation. He holds MS and PhD degrees in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nathalie Pochet, PhD
Broad Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Neurology
"*AMARETTO for network biology and medicine: linking diseases, drivers, targets and drugs via graph-based fusion of multi-omics, clinical, imaging and perturbation data"
612 Conference Center Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
ECE, University of Illinois
“Accurate Somatic Single-Nucleotide Variant Calling Using Multiple Bulk DNA-seq Samples”
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Gregory Drive | MC-195
Urbana, IL 61801
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