Illinois Team Tracks COVID ‘Spike’ Protein for 2020 iGEM Competition

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for a worldwide competition that brings high school and college students together to tackle big questions in synthetic biology. But it also provided a unique research opportunity for the University of Illinois...

Researchers Shed Light on New Enzymatic Reaction

Led by CABBI scientists, this team has identified key ingredients for producing high-value chemical compounds in an environmentally friendly fashion: repurposed enzymes, curiosity, and a little bit of light.

Rapid Screening Method Targets Fatty Acids in Yeast; Key to Sustainable Bioproducts

CABBI researchers at Illinois develop a high-throughput screening tool, a chemical characterization approach based on MALDI-ToF MS.







CABBI Research Themes

Feedstock Production





It's summer in Florida! ☀️🌧️🌈

Storms roll over #CABBI pastures & sugarcane fields at Buck Island Ranch at Archbold Biological Station, leaving a rainbow behind.

📷#FieldFriday photos taken by field research specialist Hannah Van Zant via postdoc Elena Blanc Betes.


🌱"I'm interested in understanding the role that bioenergy, particularly for perennial grasses, can play as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels..."

#CABBI Sustainability Theme Leader Madhu Khanna talks about her work on the economics of renewable energy technology. Watch:⬇️

Center for the Economics of Sustainability@ceos_il

2 minute vids! Ag technologies, tech adoption, and bioenergy production/use. Madhu describes why it matters in 2 minutes.
@ACESIllinois @aceatIL @sustainILLINOIS @CABBIbio

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