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The World of Genomics at The Field Museum

Event Type
drug discovery, field museum, genomics, honey bee, microbiome, precision medicine
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
May 19, 2017 - May 20, 2017   10:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Free with Basic Admission on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 10am-2pm.
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Nicholas Vasi
Originating Calendar
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a world leader in life sciences research and technologies. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

  • Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees.
  • See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using computer vision to identify better crops and interact with our crop-roving robot.
  • Witness the drug discover pipeline in action, critical for combating increasing antimicrobial resistance.
  • Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you.
  • Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it.
  • See the world’s smallest sequencer read the genome of a never-before-sequenced organism, to be published in a scientific journal.

Free with Basic Admission on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 10am-2pm.

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