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Oil- and metal-munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations

[ ] Oil- and metal-munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations Halomonas are a hardy breed of bacteria. They can withstand heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and…

Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar

[ ] Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and IGB faculty member Carl Bernacchi has been selected as a 2014-2015 Helen…

DNA Editing Method Allows Biologists to Unlock Secrets of Bacterial Genome

[ ] New Method of DNA Editing Allows Synthetic Biologists to Unlock Secrets of a Bacterial Genome A group of Illinois researchers, led by Centennial Chair Professor of the Department…

May Berenbaum to serve on NSF advisory committee

[ ] May Berenbaum to serve on NSF advisory committee This October, Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise nominated May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology, to the…

Illinois Initiative Creates Futuristic Facility

[ ] Illinois Initiative Creates Futuristic Facility Through the CompGen initiative, the University’s Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the…

Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the Americas

[ ] Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the Americas University of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan Malhi looks to DNA to tell the story of how ancient humans first…

IGB Member Chosen for Top Paper at Genomics Conference

[ ] IGB Member Chosen for Top Paper at Regulatory and Systems Genomics Conference Saurabh Sinha, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and colleagues chosen for Top Ten Paper Award…

Explosion of Lawsuits Brought By ‘Patent Trolls’ Erroneous

[ ] Explosion of Lawsuits Brought By ‘Patent Trolls’ Erroneous The number of lawsuits generated by so-called “patent trolls” is wildly exaggerated, and is mostly the byproduct of a…

Abigail Salyers: 1942 - 2013

[ ] Abigail Salyers: 1942 - 2013 During her 40-year career, Abigail Salyers revolutionized how we think about the bacteria that live in the human intestinal tract, helped design…

Slow and steady: A drug delivery implant that folds – and paces – itself

[ ] Slow and steady: A drug delivery implant that folds – and paces – itself Researchers who seek to improve drug delivery systems encounter a principle that evokes the fabled race…

Researchers Unmask Centuries-old Elephant Imposter

[ ] Researchers Unmask Centuries-old Elephant Imposter Through state-of-the-art ancient DNA and protein research and an exhaustive investigation of historical literature, researchers…

New York Times Science Journalist Speaks on Health and Science Nov. 15

[ ] New York Times Science Journalist Speaks on Health and Science Gina Kolata, Science Journalist for The New York Times, will present a special seminar on Friday, November 15, 3:…

Energy farm tour reveals bioenergy crops’ sustainability

[ ] Energy farm tour reveals bioenergy crops’ sustainability On a crisp fall day, students, faculty and staff learned about ongoing research projects at the Energy Biosciences…

IGB hosts first meeting of External Advisory Board

[ ] Top University members and IGB leadership gathered for the first meeting of the IGB External Advisory Board On Friday, October 25, 2013 top University of Illinois members…

CompGen: High-Performance Computing for Genetics

[ ] CompGen: Using High-Performance Computing to Unlock the Mysteries of Genetics When scientists first mapped the human genome in 2000, the promise of personalized medicine went from…

Team uses cellulosic biofuels byproduct to increase ethanol yield

[ ] Team uses a cellulosic biofuels byproduct to increase ethanol yield Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously…

Genome Day returns on November 2, 2013!

[ ] Genome Day returns on November 2, 2013! Genome Day is nearly here! Join us on November 2, 2013 for our second year running, as we invite the community to come learn about DNA,…

It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function

[ ] It Takes A(n Academic) Village to Determine Enzyme's Function Scientists have sequenced the genomes of nearly 6,900 organisms, but they know the functions of only about half of…

Illinois Bringing Next-Gen Genomics Computing to India

[ ] Illinois Bringing Next-Gen Genomics Computing to India, as Featured in Magazine Current Science IGB Director Gene Robinson, with Professor of Engineering Ravishankar K. Iyer,…

IGB Director Featured in Cover Article in Pacific Standard Magazine

[ ] IGB Director Featured in Cover Article in Pacific Standard Magazine IGB Director Gene Robinson is featured in a recent Pacific Standard article by David Dobbs, entitled "The…