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Genome mining reveals novel production pathway for promising malaria treatment

Microbes are well-known among biologists as master engineers of useful small molecules, and there are many tricks of their trade. When researchers at the University of Illinois took a closer look at how a known microbe makes a known so-called natural product, they were rewarded with the discovery of a completely unknown biochemical trick.

Neurobiologist Leslie Vosshall to give IGB Distinguished Public Lecture

Leslie Vosshall, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, and Director of the Kavli Neural Systems Institute at The Rockefeller University, will speak as part of the IGB's Genomics and Society Distinguished Public Lecture series at 5:00 p.m. on April 9, 2019 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Her talk is entitled "Thirst for Blood: Mosquito Neurobiology and Behavior."

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