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New research seeks beneficial qualities of viruses

[ ] What won’t kill you, might make you stronger New research seeks to find out if viruses can be friends as well as foes Viruses are responsible for much more than sore throats and…

Special Issue of RNA Biology Dedicated to Carl Woese

[ ] Special Issue of RNA Biology Dedicated to Carl Woese Landes Bioscience, publisher of the journal RNA Biology, has dedicated their entire March 2014 issue to articles on Carl Woese…

Tweet your O'Hare photo and win at Array Cafe!

[ ] Tweet your O'Hare photo and win at Array Cafe! If you're traveling through O'Hare International Airport, stop by our Art of Science exhibit for the chance to win free items from…

IGB Art of Science Images Featured at O’Hare Airport

[ ] IGB Art of Science Images Featured at O’Hare Airport The traveling art exhibition featuring research images from the Institute for Genomic Biology makes its way to Chicago’s O’…

Team Converts Sugarcane to a Cold-Tolerant, Oil-Producing Crop

[ ] Team Converts Sugarcane to a Cold-Tolerant, Oil-Producing Crop A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane’s geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate…

Christopher Rao

[ ] Christopher Rao (Biosystems Design, Energy Biosciences Institute) received the Excellence in Research Award from the College of Engineering for his research accomplishments in the…

Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly

[ ] Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few…

Bioengineering announces first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song

[ ] Department of Bioengineering announces first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song Bioengineering at Illinois is pleased to announce the department’s first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song…

Brian Cunningham

[ ] Brian Cunningham, professor of Bioengineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, has been elected as a 2013…

War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA

[ ] War Elephant Myths Debunked by DNA Through DNA analysis, Illinois researchers have disproved years of rumors and hearsay surrounding the ancient Battle of Raphia, the only known…

Oil- and metal-munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations

[ ] Oil- and metal-munching microbes dominate deep sandstone formations Halomonas are a hardy breed of bacteria. They can withstand heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and…

Carl Bernacchi

[ ] Assistant Professor of Plant Biology Carl Bernacchi has been selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar, an endowment which funds development of the scholarship and…

Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar

[ ] Carl Bernacchi Selected as a 2014-2015 Helen Corley Petit Scholar Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and IGB faculty member Carl Bernacchi has been selected as a 2014-2015 Helen…

DNA Editing Method Allows Biologists to Unlock Secrets of Bacterial Genome

[ ] New Method of DNA Editing Allows Synthetic Biologists to Unlock Secrets of a Bacterial Genome A group of Illinois researchers, led by Centennial Chair Professor of the Department…

Brendan Harley

[ ] Brendan Harley has been selected to receive the 2014 Young Investigator Award of the Society for Biomaterials.  This award is given to recognize an individual within ten years of…

May Berenbaum to serve on NSF advisory committee

[ ] May Berenbaum to serve on NSF advisory committee This October, Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise nominated May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology, to the…

Illinois Initiative Creates Futuristic Facility

[ ] Illinois Initiative Creates Futuristic Facility Through the CompGen initiative, the University’s Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the…

Brian Cunningham

[ ] Brian Cunningham was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America “for the invention, development, and commercialization of biosensors and detection instrumentation based…

Charles Schroeder

[ ] Charles Schroeder (Biosystems Design) was named a Center for Advanced Study 2014-15 Fellow, pending BOT approval in January.

Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the Americas

[ ] Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the Americas University of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan Malhi looks to DNA to tell the story of how ancient humans first…