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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society

Core Facilities

The Art of Science 2.0

The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology 2.0 exhibits some of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research addressing significant problems in the environment, health, and energy use and production. Research instrumentation in the Core Facilities at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) provides state-of-the-art resources for biological microscopy and image analysis for faculty and students from across campus and to scientists in Research Park. This exhibit illustrates the IGB's commitment to scientific discovery and the collaborative spirit that makes it all possible.

The idea of this exhibition originated from a Champaign business man, Doug Nelson from BodyWork Associates (, who had a vision that Science is Art. Mr. Nelson wanted to help bridge the community with the University through an art exhibit. He continues to support public engagement and outreach efforts at the IGB with the community. We appreciate Indi Go Gallery ( enriching the Champaign-Urbana community by showcasing the work of artists who reach beyond the boundaries of the mainstream.


The Art

Arabidopsis live mitochondria and chloroplast

The macho man Tadpole

X-ray crystal structure of a protein

View from a sequence similarity network

Vascular endothelial growth factor photo-immobilized onto a collagen-GAG scaffold

Apex of a young Miscanthus stem

Arabidopsis leaf stomata

Nematodes infesting roots

Computer simulation of the architecture of geothermal hot springs
Barcoded honey bees

Tyrosine hydroxylase/mRNA expression in the honey bee brain

Point spread function of fluorescent beads

3-D cleared and tiled Miscanthus stem

High-frequency layering in travertine deposited from the last flow of water in the Anio Novus Roman aqueduct

Live palisade mesophyll cell of Arabidopsis

The reorganization of developing sperm:  A role for the omega-3 DHA

The reorganization of developing sperm:  A role for the omega-3 DHA

Red fluorescent protein expression in Illinois corn genotype


Two-dimensional NMR spectrum

Shapes and surface textures of pollen


The Event