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Midwest Advanced MINFLUX and Super Resolution Workshop
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

The IGB Core and Abberior Instruments are proud to host the 2nd annual Midwest MINFLUX and super resolution workshop May 20th to 24th 2024. The workshop is designed for both researchers who are new to MINFLUX and STED as well as those who would like to expand their knowledge. Stefan W. Hell will present the key note lecture on MINFLUX imaging. Hands on MINFLUX and STEDYCON sessions will take place in the afternoon and evenings.

If you are considering starting a MINFLUX or STEDYCON imaging project the IGB Core will work with you to prepare your sample. The Monday night reception will be preceded by short descriptions of the samples that will be imaged during the hands-on sessions.

In-Person Registration Deadline: May 9, 2024
Remote Registration Deadline: May 15, 2024

IGB Faculty Research Retreat
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Conference Center and I-Hotel Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820

The IGB is excited to host a series of retreats to discuss our institute, explore new ideas, and plan for our future.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGB Administrative Retreat Part II – Core Services
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
612 Conference Center

The IGB is excited to host a series of retreats to discuss our institute, explore new ideas, and plan for our future.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGB Administrative Retreat Part I – External Engagement
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
612 Conference Center

The IGB is excited to host a series of retreats to discuss our institute, explore new ideas, and plan for our future.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

 


 

Accommodations

For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact facilities@igb.illinois.edu

Discovering Human Gut Microbiome Dynamics
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
607 IGB

Larry Smarr, PhD
Honorary doctorate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

"Discovering Human Gut Microbiome Dynamics"

 


 

Accommodations

For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact facilities@igb.illinois.edu

DEI Task Force Meeting
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Zoom https://illinois.zoom.us/j/89367745503?pwd=aG40UkFaQllrcm1YR3ZlazRYSEJN…

The IGB DEI task force meets on Zoom regularly to discuss various DEI-relevant topics to make IGB a safer and more open place for everyone. Our discussion topics range from planning future events, brainstorming ideas for new projects, getting updates from the DEI Advisory Group and more. If you are a member of the IGB, you are welcome to attend one of our meetings where you can learn about what we do. Feel free to ask us any questions you have!

past meeting notes

Visit our Box folder for meeting notes.

 


 

Accommodations

For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact facilities@igb.illinois.edu

 

Meet the Artist - Art of Science 14.0: Eidolon
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Cafeteria & Company
208 W Main St, Urbana

Join us for the Art of Science 14.0 at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana.

Meet the artist
May 4th from 10am-2pm


The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of the common ground between science and art. Images from Illinois research were the starting point for these works, which were created by researchers working in partnership with current IGB artist Julia Pollack. These pieces are the result of conversations between the scientists and the artist, and are an abstract visual exploration to highlight the power and aesthetics of science imagery.

This year’s exhibit, titled “Eidolon,” is the study of Nature’s mysteries. All scientists stand at the edge of known ways; behind them is the accumulated knowledge of their peers and preceptors, and in front of them lies a fog of questions. Whether that fog dissipates to reveal clear answers or thickens leaving more questions, they forge unknown paths, feeling and fighting their way toward the light of discovery.

Beyond thy lectures learn’d professor,
Beyond thy telescope or spectroscope observer keen, beyond all mathematics,
Beyond the doctor’s surgery, anatomy, beyond the chemist with his chemistry,
The entities of entities, eidolons.
-Walt Whitman

The exhibit will remain in Cafeteria & Company through the summer.

Opening Reception - Art of Science 14.0: Eidolon
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Cafeteria & Company
208 W Main St, Urbana

Join us for the Art of Science 14.0 at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana.

Opening Reception
May 3rd from 4-8pm

Meet the artist
May 4th from 10am-2pm

 


 

The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of the common ground between science and art. Images from Illinois research were the starting point for these works, which were created by researchers working in partnership with current IGB artist Julia Pollack. These pieces are the result of conversations between the scientists and the artist, and are an abstract visual exploration to highlight the power and aesthetics of science imagery.

This year’s exhibit, titled “Eidolon,” is the study of Nature’s mysteries. All scientists stand at the edge of known ways; behind them is the accumulated knowledge of their peers and preceptors, and in front of them lies a fog of questions. Whether that fog dissipates to reveal clear answers or thickens leaving more questions, they forge unknown paths, feeling and fighting their way toward the light of discovery.

Beyond thy lectures learn’d professor,
Beyond thy telescope or spectroscope observer keen, beyond all mathematics,
Beyond the doctor’s surgery, anatomy, beyond the chemist with his chemistry,
The entities of entities, eidolons.
-Walt Whitman

The exhibit will remain in Cafeteria & Company through the summer.

 


 

Accommodations

For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact facilities@igb.illinois.edu

IGB Fellows Symposium
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
612 Conference Center

Learn about IGB research, hear about current issues in the life sciences, and connect with others at the poster session at the 2024 Fellows Symposium.

Featuring special guests

Farhan Chowdhury
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering
Interim Associate Dean for Research and Administration, College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics
Southern Illinois University

Jonathan Losos
Professor of Biology
Director of the Living Earth Collaborative
William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor
Washington University in St. Louis

 


 

Program

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Introduction - Gene Robinson
9:15 a.m.

GEGC Story: Enhancing Seed Nitrogen Without Yield Penalty Through Chlorophyll Reduction and Collaborative Efforts Exploring Non-Foliar Photosynthesis
Young Cho, Genomic Ecology of Global Change

9:45 a.m.

Broadly human neutralizing antibody induced after first SARS-CoV-2 infection
Tomas Lyu, Mining Microbial Genomes

10:15 a.m. Raffle Drawing - Win a JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Exposure to Phthalates disrupts uterine function
Arpita Bhurke, Environmental Impact on Reproductive Health

11:00 a.m.

Keynote
CYTOSKELETAL PRESTRESS IN ACTION: REGULATING INNATE IMMUNE DEFENSES AGAINST VIRAL INVADERS

Farhan Chowdhury
School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering
Southern Illinois University

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing - Win a JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
1:05 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Biological Questions: The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Modeling
Olgica Milankovic, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Modeling

1:30 p.m.

Genetic tests as apps: a new framework for data transparency and research recruitment
Jingyu Qian, Genomic Security and Privacy  

2:00 p.m.

Toward Efficient and Rapid Production of 3-Hydroxypropionic Acid from Cellulosic Hydrolysates by Engineered Issatchenkia orientalis
Linrui Tan, Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

Keynote
USING EXPERIMENTS IN NATURE TO STUDY EVOLUTION IN REAL TIME: RESEARCH ON LIZARD ADAPTATION IN THE BAHAMAS

Jonathan Losos
Professor of Biology
William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor
Washington University in St. Louis

3:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks, Poster Results and Final Raffle Drawing - Win a JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
4:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception - Open to All (Atrium, Main Lab Building)

 

Poster submission

Submit a poster for the poster session for a chance to win one of three $500 travel vouchers!

 


 

Register

Register for free, lunch included, at fellows.igb.illinois.edu.

 


 

Accommodations

For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact facilities@igb.illinois.edu

 

 

Science Cafe: Creating Art of Science
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Cafeteria & Company
208 W Main St, Urbana

Julia Pollack, Creative Program Manager
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

"Creating Art of Science"

Join us to hear Julia Pollack describe her work with the Art of Science Program and get a sneak peak at this years exhibit.

"Art of Science celebrates the common ground between science and art by taking images gathered by researchers on campus and artistically enhancing them to develop art displays."