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Two IGB faculty members selected for distinguished chairs

News Bureau

Four faculty members, including two from the IGB, have been selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on the campus.

Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accurately

Laura Schmitt

A University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a

Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds

Diana Yates

When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal Sci

Virus-bacteria coevolution solves diversity paradox by 'Killing the Winner'

Siv Schwink

There is remarkable biodiversity in all but the most extreme ecosystems on Earth.

Reach out and feed someone: Automated system finds rapid honey bee networks

Claudia Lutz

“Only connect”—E. M.

Unsuspected flexibility offers new pathway to cancer drug development

Claudia Lutz

Illinois research uncovers cross-system signaling activity by growth factors that direct blood vessel growth and influence the progression of cancer, stroke recovery, and ot

Alumnus funds graduate students researching brain tissue cultures

Emily Scott

Scott Fisher believes learning how to solve a problem can be as valuable as solving one.

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Anne Trafton, MIT News Office, and Claudia Lutz

An abundant enzyme in marine microbes may be responsible for production of the greenhouse gas.

BIomarker Vol. 11 Now Available

Biomarker, the annual IGB magazine, is now available!

Team receives funding to study bacterial community dynamics

Bioengineering communications office

There is still much to understand about the dynamics of bacterial communities in the human gut, as well as how bacteria behave en masse in a biofilm, a collective of microorgani

Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of life

Diana Yates

A new study finds that viruses share some genes exclusively with cells that are not their hosts.

In microbe populations, bioengineers find balance of opposing genomic forces

Claudia Lutz

Sergei Maslov, a professor of bioengineering and physics at the University of Illinois, sees a “universe in a grain of sand.” His research seeks to explore that universe by focu