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Rising antimicrobial resistance in certain Salmonella serovars isolated from retail chicken meat

Shelby Lawson

Salmonella infections are a major public health issue in the United States, causing over 1.3 million illnesses annually.

IGB Profile: Kierra Fonner

Ananya Sen

Growing up in Atwood, Illinois, Kierra Fonner didn’t know what career path she wanted to pursue.

Cousins team up to tackle glioblastoma

Jonathan King

It was the early 1980s. At the time, glioblastoma patients survived on average for only 10-11 months.

CZ Biohub Chicago announces first cohort of Investigators

OVCRI and IGB Communications

Sixteen Illinois researchers, including twelve from the IGB, have been selected to become part of the inaugural cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago Investigators.

New training grant for researchers in reproductive sciences and engineering

Ananya Sen

The National Institutes of Health has approved the T32 grant, “Interdisciplinary Research Training at the Interface of Reproductive Sciences and Bioengineering." The training pr

Moving from the visible to the infrared: developing high quality nanocrystals

Amber Rose

Awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, quantum dots have a wide variety of applications ranging from displays and LED lights to chemical reaction catalysis and bioimaging.

RIPE team models connection between enzyme activity and yields for the first time

Allie Arp

A team from the University of Illinois has developed a modeling framework connecting enzyme activity related to photosynthesis to yield.

Genomics workshop equips judges with knowledge to navigate emerging legal questions

Shelby Lawson

Advances in genomics research and technology are providing a more comprehensive understanding of how our genetic code interacts with our environment to influence our health, beh

Establishing grassroots genomics and bioinformatics programs to train over 400 Africans yearly

African BioGenome Project

The African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP) implemented a successful series of workshops in 2023 referred to as the Open Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics Regional Workshop

Endowment by Scott Fisher to support IGB theme

Ananya Sen

Scott Fisher has established an endowment, which will support the research of a theme at the Carl R.

Genetic patterns of world’s farmed, domesticated foxes revealed via historical deep-dive

Lauren Quinn

Domesticated animals play a prominent role in our society, with two-thirds of American families enjoying the companionship of pets and many others relying on animal produc