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IGB Faculty Member Recognized with NIH New Innovator Award

[ ] Sua Myong, an assistant professor of Bioengineering, is the recipient of a 2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award. Myong, who is a faculty member of the Cellular Decision Making…

Study identifies prime source of ocean methane

[ ] Up to 4 percent of the methane on Earth comes from the ocean’s oxygen-rich waters, but scientists have been unable to identify the source of this potent greenhouse gas. Now…

Illinois chemist named top young innovator

[ ] Chemistry professor and IGB affiliate Ryan C. Bailey has been chosen as one of the world’s top young innovators by Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine.…

Record high impact ratings for journals Global Change Biology and GCB Bioenergy

[ ] Global Change Biology (GCB) and its sister journal GCB Bioenergy received record high impact ratings from the Institute for Scientific Information last month. Edited by Deputy…

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Management Grads Share Their Experience

[ ] The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Management (CEM) is a program for entrepreneurially minded MD students, DVM students, PhD students, and Post-Doctoral Associates in…

Improving Drought-Resistance of Biofuel Grasses

[ ] The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to a multi-institutional effort to develop drought-resistant grasses for use in biofuels. The Donald…

Alison Bell receives Animal Behavior Society Young Investigator Award

[ ] Alison Bell, a University of Illinois animal biology professor and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology, is the recipient of the 2012 Young Investigator Award from the…

Evaluation of Microscopy Techniques May Help Scientists to Better Understand Ancient Plants

[ ] In a paper published in PLoS ONE, scientists at the University of Illinois released their findings on what microscopy techniques are needed to identify the shape and texture of…

Lessons from Epigenome Evolution: Exploring the epigenome’s regulatory function

[ ] Lessons from Epigenome Evolution Exploring the epigenome’s regulatory function The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of genetic information, yet the goal of…

IGB Proof of Concept Funding

[ ] The Institute for Genomic Biology, with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Proof of Concept (POC)…

Chemical Incident on May 28th

[ ] We'd like to thank our community over the concern of a minor chemical spill in one of our labs in the IGB research building on May 28th. We are taking this opportunity to relate…

Maps of miscanthus genome offer insight into grass evolution

[ ] Miscanthus grasses are used in gardens, burned for heat and energy, and converted into liquid fuels. They also belong to a prominent grass family that includes corn, sorghum and…

H. Rex Gaskins elected President-elect of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine

[ ] Founded in 1903, the SEBM is a not-for-profit scientific society formed to promote investigation in the biomedical sciences by encouraging and facilitating interchange of…

Harris Lewin Elected to National Academy of Sciences

[ ] Harris Lewin has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), it was announced today. Lewin, an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and…

Computing the best high-resolution 3-D tissue images

[ ] Real-time, 3-D microscopic tissue imaging could be a revolution for medical fields such as cancer diagnosis, minimally invasive surgery and ophthalmology. University of Illinois…

New antibiotic could make food safer and cows healthier

[ ] Food-borne diseases might soon have another warrior to contend with, thanks to a new molecule discovered by chemists at the University of Illinois. The new antibiotic, an analog…

Team discovers how bacteria resist a 'Trojan horse' antibiotic

[ ] A new study describes how bacteria use a previously unknown means to defeat an antibiotic. The researchers found that the bacteria have modified a common “housekeeping” enzyme in…

Insects Have Personalities Too, Research on Honey Bees Indicates

[ ] A new study in Science suggests that thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. Some honey bees, too, are more likely than others to seek adventure. The brains…

Team discovers microbes speciating

[ ] Not that long ago in a hot spring in Kamchatka, Russia, two groups of genetically indistinguishable microbes parted ways. They began evolving into different species – despite the…

Lemelson-MIT $30,000 Illinois Student Prize Finalist

[ ] The University of Illinois has always been an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. Students and faculty alike have invented products, created new processes and started…