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The Communications Office at the IGB provides marketing, media, and public relations support for the Institute. The office offers communications services for conferences and events, publications, advertisements, and other promotions. We also offer developmental editing, maintain the IGB Web site, and help to publicize research findings and facilitate media placement.

Campers Explore Past and Future of Global Climate at Summer Camp

July 20, 2016

For the last week of June, thirteen middle school girls from as near as Champaign and as far as Putnam County descended on the IGB to learn about plant response to global climate change in both the distant past and coming century. The girls, participants in the IGB’s Pollen Power! summer camp, visited labs, met with experts, and engaged in hands-on activities with female mentors and role models in order to envision themselves as future scientists.

July 20, 2016

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Named after Illinois professor of microbiology Carl R. Woese, who discovered the third domain of life, the mission of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) is to advance life science research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, meaningfully engage with the public to understand the impact of genomic research, and to stimulate bio-economic development in the state of Illinois. We do so by tackling grand challenges in fundamental and applied research with genomics and multi-disciplinary team science.

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Where Science Meets Society

The IGB embraces the concept of "Where Science Meets Society," and hosts events intended to raise the awareness of the transformative research taking place at the Institute, and also to facilitate the interaction between IGB members and the greater community.

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