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New tool in the fight against tuberculosis

[ ] New tool in the fight against tuberculosis Researchers at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois have developed a way to harness the prodigious quantities…

Hyun Joon Kong: Revascularization in Service of Tissue Regeneration

[ ] A Civil Engineer Takes on Biological Systems Civil engineering is not the most traditional route to tissue regeneration research, but that is how chemical and biomolecular…

Doug Mitchell: Removing Bacteria From Between Rock and Hard Place

[ ] A Different Approach to Fighting Harmful Bacteria As bacteria develop resistance to traditional antibiotics and researchers worldwide seek new ones, Doug Mitchell has explored in…

Rebecca Stumpf: What Makes Us Human?

[ ] Understanding Similarities, Differences Between Human and Non-human Primates Rebecca Stumpf became a biological anthropologist because she was curious about the relationship…

Ping Ma: Letting the Data Speak

[ ] Statistician using numbers to paint complete biological pictures Cell biology experiments that used to take months now take one day, the number of labs doing bench science has…

Andrew Leakey: Harnessing the Power of Photosynthesis

[ ] Microarray Experiments Reveal How Plants Adapt to Climate Changes When school children learn multiplication tables and grammar - before they move on to calculus and physics - they…

Sua Myong: Shedding Light on Single Molecules

[ ] Single Molecule Imaging Reveals Surprising Activity Sua Myong, a member of the Precision Proteomics theme at the IGB, is in the business of shifting paradigms, one molecule at a…

Nathan Price: Applying systems biology to cell chemistry

[ ] Nathan Price: Applying systems biology to cell chemistry As a student, Nathan Price had always preferred “quantitative science,” like engineering, to biology. But even so, he had…

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…

Opportunities to Support

[ ] Opportunities for Contribution You can support the IGB in two ways: with a current gift, or an endowment. Also known as outright gifts, current gifts provide immediate financial…

Brain Gene Expression Changes When Honey Bees Go the Distance

[ ] 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…

Researchers Awarded $33.9 Million Grant to Study Enzyme Functions

[ ] Researchers Awarded $33.9 Million Grant to Study Enzyme Functions A team of researchers led by University of Illinois biochemistry professor John A. Gerlt has received a five-year…

IGB Theme Leader Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

[ ] 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…

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…

Awards

[ ] 2017 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 Monica Uddin, Associate Professor of Psychology (CGRH) was named a Richard and Margaret Romano Professional Scholar for…