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Doug Mitchell: Removing Bacteria From Between Rock and Hard Place


As bacteria develop resistance to traditional antibiotics and researchers worldwide seek new ones, Doug Mitchell has explored in directions few others have.

Ping Ma: Letting the Data Speak


Cell biology experiments that used to take months now take one day, the number of labs doing bench science has exploded, as have the number of research techniques available and,

Andrew Leakey: Harnessing the Power of Photosynthesis


When school children learn multiplication tables and grammar - before they move on to calculus and physics - they also learn about photosynthesis.

Sua Myong: Shedding Light on Single Molecules


Sua Myong, a member of the Precision Proteomics theme at the IGB, is in the business of shifting paradigms, one molecule at a time.

Nathan Price: Applying systems biology to cell chemistry


As a student, Nathan Price had always preferred “quantitative science,” like engineering, to biology.

Darwin's Playground: Embracing the Creativity of Art and Science


Originally called “the blobs” by Chicago-artist and creator Tony Tasset, the colorful sculptures now known as Darwin’s Playground have become well-known on the University of Ill

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Brain Gene Expression Changes When Honey Bees Go the Distance


Tricking honey bees into thinking they have traveled long distance to find food alters gene expression in their brains, researchers report this month.

Researchers Awarded $33.9 Million Grant to Study Enzyme Functions


A team of researchers led by University of Illinois biochemistry professor John A.

IGB Theme Leader Elected to American Academy of Microbiology


University of Illinois professor William Metcalf has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, a distinction awarded to microbiologists who have made o

IGB Theme Leader Elected to American Academy of Microbiology


University of Illinois professor William Metcalf has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, a distinction awarded to microbiologists who have made o