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15 Years of IGB: Centers of the Institute

October 10, 2022

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology has hosted numerous research centers over the years, fostering collaboration between researchers at the IGB and external partners, including those of academic, governmental, and industrial nature. The IGB’s centers often work together with multiple institutions and companies, producing interdisciplinary research that is then translated into real-world solutions. Here, we discuss the centers both past and current that the IGB has hosted over the last 15 years.


October 10, 2022


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CABBI Team Develops Automated Platform for Plasmid Production

May 16, 2022

Plasmids have extensive use in basic and applied biology. These small, circular DNA molecules are used by scientists to introduce new genes into a target organism. Well known for their applications in the production of therapeutic proteins like insulin, plasmids are broadly used in the large-scale production of many bioproducts.

However, designing and constructing plasmids remains one of the most time-consuming and labor-intensive steps in biology research.


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CABBI Challenges CRP Status Quo, Mitigates Fossil Fuels

February 22, 2021

Researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) found that transitioning land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to bioenergy agriculture can be ad­­­vantageous for American landowners, the government, and the environment.


February 22, 2021


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iGEM Team: Cleaning up our Crops

December 4, 2019

Herbicides are an integral component of modern farming. However, glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the United States and the main ingredient in formulations like Roundup™, has recently been classified as a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

As of 2016, Illinois alone was responsible for 8.56% of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the U.S. That’s a lot to clean up.


December 4, 2019


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A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

June 19, 2019

If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. This could draw down aquifers, disrupt streams and rivers, and set up conflicts between agricultural and other human and ecological needs for water, scientists say.


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Stephen Long Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 2019

Stephen P. Long, a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. He is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates recognized for “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”


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How to feed the world by 2050?

February 18, 2019

One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking acreage, despite stagnating yields, threats of pests and disease, and a changing climate.


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