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Abbott and University of Illinois Establish Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory

[ ] ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and URBANA, Ill., Dec. 19, 2011 — Abbott and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced today they have established the first-ever multi-…

Team discovers how a cancer-causing bacterium spurs cell death

[ ] Researchers report they have figured out how the cancer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori attacks a cell’s energy infrastructure, sparking a series of events in the cell that…

Institute for Genomic Biology, School of Integrative Biology receive major NSF training grant

[ ] The National Science Foundation has awarded the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and the School of Integrative Biology a $3.2 million training grant. NSF's Integrative Graduate…

Two IGB Faculty Members named University Scholars

[ ] Paul Kenis and James Slauch have been named as University Scholars, a program created to recognize the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers. Kenis, a…

New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds

[ ] Researchers have engineered new sensors that fluoresce in the presence of compounds that interact with estrogen receptors in human cells. The sensors detect natural or human-made…

IGB faculty member selected as Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study

[ ] Andrew Leakey, a member of the Genomic Ecology of Global Change theme at IGB, was recently selected as a Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study.  Leakey’s proposal, “Opening…

Researchers Map Minority Microbes in the Colon

[ ] They make up less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the microbes that live in the colon, but the bacteria and archaea that sop up hydrogen in the gut are fundamental to colon…

Two IGB Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

[ ] James Slauch and Wilfred van der Donk  have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. They are among the 78 microbiologists chosen by their peers for…

Genetic Study Offers Insight into the Social Life of Bees

[ ] Most people have trouble telling them apart, but bumble bees, honey bees, stingless bees and solitary bees have home lives that are as different from one another as a monarch’s…

Taekjip Ha Wins Ho-Am Prize

[ ] Cellular Decision Making in Cancer Theme Leader Taekjip Ha has been awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Science by the Ho-Am Foundation in Korea. The Prize was established by Kun-hee…

The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology

[ ] “The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology" opening reception was held on Thursday, March 31 from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. at downtown Champaign’s indi go Gallery.…

IGB Announces Proof of Concept Awards

[ ] The Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at the University of Illinois have launched a Proof of Concept Award Program to…

May Berenbaum to Receive 2011 Tyler Prize

[ ] University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, an international award that…

New IGB Director Takes the Helm

[ ] New IGB Director Takes the Helm Genomics of Neural and Behavioral Plascticity Theme Leader Gene E. Robinson has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Institute for…

Jian Ma receives CAREER award for large-scale Genomic Studies

[ ] Jian Ma, an assistant professor in bioengineering and a member of the Cellular Decision Making in Cancer Research Theme at the Institute for Genomic Biology, has been awarded a…

IGB Director Awarded 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture

[ ] IGB Director Harris Lewin is a recipient of the 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. He shares the prize with James R. Cook, of Washington State University. The $100,000 Wolf Prizes…

Team Overcomes Major Obstacle to Cellulosic Biofuel Production

[ ] A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report. The sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that…