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The Illinois Microbial Systems Initiative

Research in microbial systems has broad implications for health, agriculture, and energy sectors—areas of significant strength at Illinois.

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The University is hiring six or more tenure-track faculty studying microbial systems or microbiomes, coordinated hires that will expand interdisciplinary microbial research and education across campus.


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