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About the IGB
The Institute for Genomic Biology was founded in 2003 to advance life science research and stimulate bioeconomic development in the state of Illinois. Learn more about our building, our history, and our research.
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- Biosystems Design
- Business, Economics, and Law of Genomic Biology
- Cellular Decision Making in Cancer
- Genomic Ecology of Global Change
- Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity
- Mining Microbial Genomes
- Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering
- Energy Biosciences Institute
- CompGen initiative
- Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory
- Archaea and Carl Woese
Interdisciplinary Genomic Research
The mission of the Institute for Genomic Biology is to advance life science research at the University of Illinois and to stimulate bio-economic development in the state of Illinois, capitalizing on recent advances in genome science and technology.
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A UNIQUE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The IGB provides learning opportunities for hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students each year, as well as educating the community with workshops, camps, symposia, and special programs and events.
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Facilities & Services
State-Of-The-Art Research Facilities
The IGB is dedicated to advancing research in human health, agriculture, energy use and production, and the environment. Our facilities and services support that work.
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The IGB has provided a solid foundation for future growth in the state of Illinois. Our scientists have generated more than 75 invention disclosures, 35 patent applications, and over a thousand scholarly journal articles since the founding of the Institute.
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IGB is home to a number of scientific conferences, workshops and symposia throughout the year. We also host a speaker series, "Pioneers in Genomic Biology" which showcases world-renowned scientists from institutions around the world.
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