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Bringing It All Together - The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

May 1, 2015

As global issues become increasingly complex and urgent, many research enterprises are recognizing that scholars can benefit from collaborating with people outside of their field. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences argues that the scientific enterprise must move beyond inflexible disciplinary and mission boundaries towards a holistic, "transdisciplinary" approach that integrates natural, social, and health sciences in a humanities context. [1]


May 1, 2015


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Institute for Genomic Biology Renamed for Professor Carl R. Woese

February 16, 2015

The University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology has been renamed in honor of a microbiology professor who changed the course of science with his discovery of a third major branch of the tree of life. That professor, Carl R. Woese, died in late 2012.

Carl R. Woese


February 16, 2015


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IGB Travels to Shenzen, China for BGI Workshop

January 19, 2015

As part of an international exchange of knowledge and ideas, members of the Institute for Genomic Biology have once again traveled to BGI (formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute) for a learning and discussion workshop.

Members of the IGB traveled to BGI for a week-long workshop, arriving in Hong Kong and journeying via bus across the border to China to their destination of the Yantian District of Shenzhen.


January 19, 2015


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The IGB Experiment

September 30, 2014

In 2007 the University of Illinois began an innovative experiment in transdisciplinary collaboration by launching the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB). The institute’s founding visionaries hypothesized that together they could address formidable challenges facing society by converging the university’s resources and expertise.


September 30, 2014


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