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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Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Enzymes Medicine & Life Sciences
Peptides Medicine & Life Sciences
Escherichia coli Medicine & Life Sciences
Bees Medicine & Life Sciences
Zea mays Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1967 2020

A computational framework to explore large-scale biosynthetic diversity

Navarro-Muñoz, J. C., Selem-Mojica, N., Mullowney, M. W., Kautsar, S. A., Tryon, J. H., Parkinson, E. I., De Los Santos, E. L. C., Yeong, M., Cruz-Morales, P., Abubucker, S., Roeters, A., Lokhorst, W., Fernandez-Guerra, A., Cappelini, L. T. D., Goering, A. W., Thomson, R. J., Metcalf, W. W., Kelleher, N. L., Barona-Gomez, F. & Medema, M. H., Jan 1 2020, In : Nature chemical biology. 16, 1, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multigene Family
Biological Products
Cluster Analysis
Genome
Metabolomics

Assessing the transition effects in a drinking water distribution system caused by changing supply water quality: an indirect approach by characterizing suspended solids

Chen, L., Ling, F., Bakker, G., Liu, W. T., Medema, G., van der Meer, W. & Liu, G., Jan 1 2020, In : Water Research. 168, 115159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Water distribution systems
Potable water
Water quality
drinking water
water quality

Bacterial enrichment in highly-selective acetate-fed bioreactors and its application in rapid biofilm formation

Sun, H., Mei, R., Zhang, X. X., Ren, H., Liu, W. T. & Ye, L., Mar 1 2020, In : Water Research. 170, 115359.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Bioreactors
bioreactor
biofilm
acetate

Datasets

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Y-Chromosome Sequence

Rando, H. (Creator), Wadlington, W. (Creator), Johnson, J. (Creator), Stutchman, J. (Creator), Trut, L. (Creator), Farré, M. (Creator), Kukekova, A. V. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jun 3 2019

Dataset

Datasets from the study "OCTAL: Optimal Completion of Gene Trees in Polynomial Time"

Christensen, S. (Creator), Molloy, E. K. (Creator), Vachaspati, P. (Creator), Warnow, T. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb 22 2018

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 2006 2019

National Academy of Engineering’s 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium

Brendan A Harley (Participant)
Sep 2016

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Intellectual Property and Competition Issues in the ICT Sector - USA

Jay P Kesan (Speaker)
Feb 2018

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Analytical Chemistry (Journal)

Jonathan V Sweedler (Editor)
Dec 2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Honors & Recognition