Organization profile

Organization profile

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. Members conduct genomic research in the areas of food security, energy, health, technology, and environmental conservation within collaborative research themes. These themes draw faculty from many schools and departments, including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, sociology, and business, who remain an integral part of their home departments while also pursuing research at the IGB.

In each theme, the common goal of a particular grand challenge in research—developing more effective cancer therapeutics, creating more efficient and robust food and fuel crops, uncovering the origins of life—creates synergy among diverse groups of scientists. Our work ranges from basic research that expands the horizons of human knowledge to applied research that builds on this foundational knowledge to create new technologies. The IGB’s complement of research themes is dynamic, adapting to new discoveries, methods, and needs.

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    Research Output

    Aberrant Expression of a Non-muscle RBFOX2 Isoform Triggers Cardiac Conduction Defects in Myotonic Dystrophy

    Misra, C., Bangru, S., Lin, F., Lam, K., Koenig, S. N., Lubbers, E. R., Hedhli, J., Murphy, N. P., Parker, D. J., Dobrucki, L. W., Cooper, T. A., Tajkhorshid, E., Mohler, P. J. & Kalsotra, A., Mar 23 2020, In : Developmental cell. 52, 6, p. 748-763.e6

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A bifunctional salvage pathway for two distinct S-adenosylmethionine by-products that is widespread in bacteria, including pathogenic Escherichia coli

    North, J. A., Wildenthal, J. A., Erb, T. J., Evans, B. S., Byerly, K. M., Gerlt, J. A. & Tabita, F. R., May 1 2020, In : Molecular Microbiology. 113, 5, p. 923-937 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Acidification in corn monocultures favor fungi, ammonia oxidizing bacteria, and nirK-denitrifier groups

    Behnke, G. D., Zabaloy, M. C., Riggins, C. W., Rodríguez-Zas, S., Huang, L. & Villamil, M. B., Jun 10 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 720, 137514.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    Data for A novel rotifer derived alkaloid paralyzes schistosome larvae and prevents infection

    Yang, N. (Creator), Gao, J. (Creator), Lewis, F. (Creator), Yau, P. M. (Creator), Collins, J. (Creator), Sweedler, J. V. (Creator) & Newmark, P. A. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sep 5 2019

    Dataset

    Honeybee trophallaxis event data for The origin of heavy tails in honeybee and human interaction times

    Choi, S. H. (Creator), Rao, V. (Creator), Gernat, T. (Creator), Hamilton, A. (Creator), Robinson, G. E. (Creator) & Goldenfeld, N. D. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct 15 2019

    Dataset

    Data from: TreeMerge: A new method for improving the scalability of species tree estimation methods

    Molloy, E. K. (Creator) & Warnow, T. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mar 19 2019

    Dataset

    Activities

    Ask the experts: Mental and behavioral health during COVID-19

    Benjamin L Hankin (Speaker), , Heidemarie Kaiser Laurent (Speaker), , Karen M Tabb (Speaker), , Shardé Smith (Speaker), & Tara Leytham Powell (Speaker)

    Jun 22 2020

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Economic Rationales for the Patent System in Current Context

    Jay P Kesan (Speaker)

    Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Creating Cancer Cures During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Rohit Bhargava (Speaker), , Timothy M Fan (Speaker), , Stephen Allen Boppart (Speaker), & Joseph Maria Kumar Irudayaraj (Speaker)

    May 15 2020

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Honors & Recognition

    AAAS Fellow

    Leakey, Andrew (Recipient), 2018

    Prize

    AAAS Fellow

    Ming, Ray R (Recipient), 2018

    Prize