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 1968 2020

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

Compact quantum dots for quantitative cytology

Le, P., Chitoor, S., Tu, C., Lim, S. J. & Smith, A. M., Jan 1 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 147-158 12 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2064).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Quantum Dots
Nanoparticles
Cell Biology
Click Chemistry
Fluorescent Dyes

In-situ graft-polymerization modification of commercial ultrafiltration membranes for long-term fouling resistance in a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor

Straub, A. P., Asa, E., Zhang, W., Nguyen, T. H. & Herzberg, M., Feb 15 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 382, 122865.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrafiltration
Fouling
ultrafiltration
Bioreactors
polymerization

Datasets

Dataset for: Quantifying the geographic distribution of building coverage across the US for urban sustainability studies

Soliman, A. (Creator), MacKay, A. J. (Creator), Schmidt, A. R. (Creator), Allan, B. F. (Creator), Wang, S. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jun 5 2018

Dataset

Honeybee F2F event data for The origin of heavy tails in honeybee and human interaction times

Choi, S. H. (Creator), Rao, V. D. (Creator), Gernat, T. (Creator), Hamilton, A. R. (Creator), Robinson, G. E. (Creator), Goldenfeld, N. D. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct 3 2019

Dataset

Data from: The Performance of Coalescent-Based Species Tree Estimation Methods under Models of Missing Data

Nute, M. (Creator), Chou, J. (Creator), Molloy, E. K. (Creator), Warnow, T. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

Dataset

Activities 2006 2019

Analytical Chemistry (Journal)

Jonathan V Sweedler (Editor)
Dec 2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

American Bar Association (External organization)

A Bryan Endres (Chair)
20062011

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Honors & Recognition