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Bioengineering announces first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song

[ ] Department of Bioengineering announces first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song Bioengineering at Illinois is pleased to announce the department’s first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song…

Brian Cunningham

[ ] Brian Cunningham, professor of Bioengineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, has been elected as a 2013…

War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA

[ ] War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA Through DNA analysis, Illinois researchers have disproved years of rumors and hearsay surrounding the ancient Battle of Raphia, the only known…

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

[ ] Assistant Professor of Plant Biology Carl Bernacchi has been selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar, an endowment which funds development of the scholarship 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…

Brendan Harley

[ ] Brendan Harley has been selected to receive the 2014 Young Investigator Award of the Society for Biomaterials.  This award is given to recognize an individual within ten…

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…

Brian Cunningham

[ ] Brian Cunningham was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America “for the invention, development, and commercialization of biosensors and detection instrumentation based…

Charles Schroeder

[ ] Charles Schroeder (Biosystems Design) was named a Center for Advanced Study 2014-15 Fellow, pending BOT approval in January.

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…

C. Victor Jongeneel

[ ] C. Victor Jongeneel C. Victor Jongeneel is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Director of Bioinformatics at the Institute…

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…

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…