The protein databases contain an exponentially growing number of sequences as a result of the recent increase in ease and decrease in cost of genome sequencing. The rate of data accumulation far exceeds the rate of functional studies, producing an increase in genomic 'dark matter,' sequences for which no precise and validated function is defined. Join the Enzyme Function Initiative (EFI) at the IGB to learn how to use the tools they developed to identify, explore, and leverage the protein and genome databases for discovery of the in vitro activities and in vivo functions of novel enzymes and proteins belonging to the 'dark matter.'
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Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with other students on campus at the annual Fellows Symposium. With keynotes lectures from Dr. Elaine Ostrander, Chief & NIH Distinguished Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute and former IGB Fellow Dr. Sarah London, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago. Register for free at fellows.igb.illinois.edu.
Cari Vanderpool, PhD
University of Illinois; Department of Microbiology; IGB Faculty, Microbiome Metabolic Engineering
"Exploring Bacterial Gene Regulatory Networks - From Molecules to Cells"
Mohammed El-Kebir, PhD
Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois
“Implications of Non-uniqueness of Solutions in Cancer Phylogenetics”
Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be provided!
Springer Cultural Center, 301 N Randolph St, Champaign, IL 61820
The IGB’s Art of Science program celebrates the common ground between science and art, comprising images from IGB’s research portfolio. This year’s exhibit takes place in a new venue and centers around a theme of comparisons.
Paul Jensen, PhD
Professor, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
"Natural Products and the Gene Cluster Revolution"
Senior Research Specialist, IGB Core Facilities
"3D Serial Blockface – SEM & Amira Segmentation"
Robert S. Altman, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago
“A Scientist Can Make a Great Entrepreneur”
IGB Director of Computational Genomics
"Reverse Engineering the Human Transcriptome and its Future Applications to Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer"