Doing good, for the World
The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) was established in 2000 to pioneer solutions for hunger, disease and environmental sustainability – some of the greatest challenges confronting the 21st century. It pursues these aims by embracing advances in genomics technologies and the current trend for increasingly multi-disciplinary research in projects exploring the development of more nutritious foods, disease- and flood-resistant crops, alternative fuel sources and new medical and pharmaceutical treatments, to name a few.
To address these complex issues, the Institute engages in systems-based research, which melds new computational and technological advances with molecular and cellular biology to increase our understanding of how whole organisms function. For a detailed listing of research areas explored by IIGB members, please browse the People section and read the corresponding faculty profiles.