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Gene Robinson elected to NIMH Council

[ ] IGB Director Gene Robinson has been elected to the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The NAMHC advises the…

Stem-cell approach shows promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

[ ] Researchers have shown that transplanting stem cells derived from normal mouse blood vessels into the hearts of mice that model the pathology associated with Duchenne muscular…

Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop

[ ] The Institute for Genomic Biology will once again be hosting the Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) Workshop. The workshop will take place from August 4-10…

Carl R. Woese Remembrances

[ ] Carl R. Woese, who overturned one of the major dogmas of biology with the discovery of Archaea, the third domain of life, passed away following complications from pancreatic…

Stephen Long

[ ] Stephen Long has received the Marsh Award for Climate Change Research by the British Ecological Society, an annual award recognizing outstanding contributions to climate change…

University of Illinois receives grant to study ozone resistance in corn

[ ] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five–year, $5.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ozone-resistance in corn. These strains…

Illinois to Improve Crop Yield through Photosynthesis in New Global Effort

[ ] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five–year, $25-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the photosynthetic properties of…

Team solves mystery associated with DNA repair

[ ] Every time a human or bacterial cell divides it first must copy its DNA. Specialized proteins unzip the intertwined DNA strands while others follow and build new strands, using…

Doug Mitchell

[ ] Doug Mitchell (Mining Microbial Genomes) was named one of Genome Technology magazine's Seventh Annual Young Investigators for his work in toxin biosynthesis. Nominated by…

Proteins that work at the end of DNA could provide cancer insight

[ ] New insights into a protein complex that regulates the very tips of chromosomes could improve methods of screening anti-cancer drugs. Led by bioengineering professor and IGB…

Cells power biological machines

[ ] They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks…

Study tracks brain gene response to territorial aggression

[ ] With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away. Now researchers are mapping the genetic…

Genome Day a great success!

[ ] Thank you to everyone who attended Genome Day, a day of learning about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign on Saturday,…

Grant Establishes Bioinformatics Research Network in Africa

[ ] Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) program and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for…

Grant Establishes a Pan-Continental Bioinformatics Network in Africa

[ ] New Grant to Establish Pan-Continental Bioinformatics Research Network in Africa Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing (HPCBio) program at the…

Join us for Genome Day on November 3rd at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum

[ ] Genome Day Sat, 11/03/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, 346 N. Neil Street, Champaign Join the IGB for for a day of learning about genomes, genes,…

2012 Proof of Concept Initiative Recipients Announced

[ ] The Institute for Genomic Biology is happy to announce the award recipients in the 2012 IGB Proof of Concept (POC) Initiative.  There is a well-known funding gap between…

Sua Myong

[ ] Sua Myong, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and a faculty member of our Cellular Decision Making in Cancer theme, received the National Institutes of Health Director's New…

5-Year NASA-Funded Research Grant Awarded

[ ] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as one of five new research teams joining the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) to study the origin and evolution…

Two IGB Members named University Scholars

[ ] Elizabeth Ainsworth and Phillip Newmark have been named as University Scholars, a program created to recognize the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.…