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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.

IGB COVID-19 Documents

Latest COVID Updates as of 08/01/2021

IGB Full Re-opening Plan
Shipping and Receiving Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm (closed 12-1 for lunch), Monday-Friday

Core Facilities COVID Procedures
Core Facilities is open for trained users 24 hours a day. Core Facilities Staff Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

CNRG COVID Procedures
CNRG Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday-Saturday

COVID-19 Issue Reporting Form

COVID-19 Official Campus Website

Visitors and guest speakers to the building
Guest speakers from within campus will follow campus vaccination and testing guidelines. Unvaccinated external guest speakers will be required to have a recent negative COVID-19 test, and they can test through the SHIELD CU testing program. Guest speakers should be informed of these expectations but should never be asked to provide vaccination information or documentation.

For any visitors who will be entering the building, please communicating the following information:
Following the latest recommendation from the CDC, campus has mandated that all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear a face covering inside university facilities regardless of vaccination status as of Friday, July 30, 2021.


Communications Publications

IGB Annual Report 2020
Biomarker Vol. 14
Current Newsletter | IGB Newsletter Archive

New to the IGB?

Our short guide gives some helpful background information on the IGB, including services, contacts, and links. Download here.

IGB Grant and Proposal Processing Support

Members of the Communications office and the Business office are available to assist you in creating and submitting your grant proposals and outreach programs. Contact us, download an overview of services or visit this page for more information.

Press Releases and Research News

The IGB Communications office can work with you to share your research with appropriate media outlets. Contact us or use this simple form. Need help talking to the press? See our tips on Speaking with the Media.

Sketch Talks - Networking or Non-Scientific Audience Presentations

For IGB faculty presenting at networking events or other relationship-building opportunities with alumni, donors, or industry leaders, we have prepared the following guidelines designed to maximize your impact with these audiences. We have developed an approach called a “sketch talk,” a one slide presentation aimed at individuals who have no scientific training or background, that will deliver a clear takeaway through the use of a compelling image and a narrative content structure. Visit our Sketch Talk page for a step-by-step guide.

Powerpoint Overview Slides

Download the IGB Powerpoint overview slides and template. By choosing New Slide at the top you can insert various title slides, content slides, and section breaks.

IGB Seminar Template

For general IGB seminars, please use the seminar template (updated for online-only meetings).

IGB Identity

Campus has released versions of the IGB identity that are to be used with the new unified Illinois logo. If you would like to include the new identity please contact us.

IGB Screensaver

Download the IGB Screensaver: For PC (17MB) | For MAC (15MB)

Request Photography

If there is a need for photography at an IGB event, please contact us.

Social Media



Instagram: (more info here)

Join our mailing list

Stay up-to-date with IGB events and happenings by subscribing to the IGB mailing list.

For more information, contact Nicholas Vasi – Director of Communications and Engagement