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Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Funds New Research Focus at IGB

[ ] Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Funds New Research Focus at Institute for Genomic Biology The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded a $2 million grant to the Institute for…

IGB-BGI Summer Institute in Evolutionary Genomics

[ ] IGB-BGI Summer Institute in Evolutionary Genomics As part of an international exchange of knowledge and ideas, the Institute for Genomic Biology held the second in a series of…

Team finds gene that helps honey bees find flowers

[ ] Team finds gene that helps honey bees find flowers (and get back home) Honey bees don’t start out knowing how to find flowers or even how to get around outside the hive. Before…

Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor

[ ] Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety…

Illinois Biophysicists Measure Mechanism that Determines Fate of Living Cells

[ ] Illinois biophysicists measure mechanism that determines fate of living cells Cells in the human body do not function in isolation. Living cells rely on communication with their…

Enzyme Function Initiative Publishes Seminal Paper in PNAS

[ ] The Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI), one of the largest collaborative projects hosted at the IGB, has published a seminal paper in PNAS entitled "Prediction of function for the…

Forensic Genomics

[ ] Forensic Genomics The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), with partial support from the Beckman Institute, launched the Interdisciplinary Innovation Initiative (…

Researchers Work to Put Stem Cells in Their Place

[ ] Hyunjoon Kong, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering research theme, with Chemistry…

University of Illinois Professor Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

[ ] Gutgsell Endowed Professor Stephen P. Long to be member of UK’s National Academy of Science University of Illinois Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology…

Dean's Award for Excellence in Research Awarded

[ ] Saurabh Sinha, Associate Professor of Computer Science and member of the Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity research theme, has been selected for the Dean's…

G. William Arends Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology

[ ] William Metcalf, Professor of Microbiology, leader of the Mining Microbial Genomes research theme and member of the EBI, was recently selected by the University of Illinois as the…

Bruce Fouke

[ ] Bruce Fouke (Biocomplexity, Energy Biosciences Institute) received the 2013 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the 2013 LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in…

Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

[ ] Graduate student Brandon Burkhart, chemical biology, who is a member of Professor Doug Mitchell's lab was recently awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science…

Digging Down Below the Tree of Life

[ ] Originally published at www.astrobio.net A family tree unites a diverse group of individuals that all carry genetic vestiges from a single common ancestor at the base of the tree…

Study: Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein

[ ] While working out the structure of a cell-killing protein produced by some strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, researchers stumbled on a bit of unusual biochemistry.…

New Supercomputer to Aid Genomics Research

[ ] The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has gifted the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) a highly parallel shared memory supercomputer named Ember. Originally…

Gene Robinson

[ ] Gene Robinson, IGB Director, has been elected by the Animal Behavior Society as the 2013 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist. One of the Society's most important marks of recognition…

Remembering Carl Woese

[ ] Professor of microbiology and a founding member of the University’s Institute for Genomic Biology, Carl Woese was a giant among scientists. Best known for his discovery of Archaea…

Victor Jongeneel

[ ] Victor Jongeneel, HPCBio Director, has been appointed to the PubMed Central Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The committee advises the NIH on the…

First BGI-IGB Workshop Takes Place in Shenzen, China

[ ] As part of an international exchange of knowledge and ideas, the Institute for Genomic Biology and BGI (formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute) are engaging in a series…