Symbiosis to reintegrate biology
Two things (or more), living together in close association, and making something special happen that is greater than the sum of its parts. What better topic to bring together an interdisciplinary team working on plants, bees, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and more? We are really excited to launch GEMS: Genomics and Eco-Evolution of Multi-scale Symbiosis – a new NSF Biological Integration Institute with tons of amazing people (here at Illinois, at Indiana U., and U. of Chicago) that I can’t wait to work with. Check out the press release here: https://www.igb.illinois.edu/article/collaborative-team-awarded-125-million-new-nsf-biology-integration-institute
Check out our new website (in the works) here, and the accompanying ad for integrative postdoctoral opportunities here! Students can apply through any relevant graduate program at UIUC, IU, or U Chicago – see the GEMS website or the “join us” page on this site.