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Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

The World of Genomics at The Field Museum

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois approaches grand challenges in society such as antibiotic resistance, food security, reproductive health, and cancer treatment through the application of genomics technologies in a multidisciplinary environment. In honor of the ten year anniversary of the Institute we will engage visitors at the Field Museum in Chicago with hands-on activities led by IGB scientists, highlighting general science concepts as they relate to genomics using IGB’s diverse research portfolio. Six learning stations in the Stanley Field Hall will incorporate different aspects of discovery, and include Carl Woese & Genomics, Understanding Behavior, Food & Fuel, DNA to Drugs, Personalized Health, and the Emergence of Life, brought to the public through partnerships with the University of Illinois and support from partnerships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Zeiss Microscopy.