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Local Teachers Spread Passion for STEM with SD2/Illumina Corporate Foundation STEM Educators Award
The 2022 SD2 and Illumina Corporate Foundation STEM Educator Awards have been awarded to local San Diego educators Hannah Nakamoto, a chemistry and physics teacher at Kearny High School, and Mario Patiño, a middle and high school science teacher at the Preuss School at UCSD.

Health & Healthcare

Children’s Mercy Kansas City Tackles the Unique Complexity of Pediatric Cancer
“Pediatricians like to say children are not little adults, and accordingly, pediatric cancer is not just the miniature form of adult cancer,” says Midhat Farooqi, MD, PhD, Director of Molecular Oncology, Genomic Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in Missouri.

Education

Nurturing the Next Generation of Life Sciences and Genomic Experts
When Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) was founded in 2013, it already had an Illumina connection—it was created with help from Illumina co-founder David Walt. Now Illumina provides in-kind donations to support its mission.

Education

Illumina Supports Next Generation Scientists at Genspace
Illumina and The Illumina Corporate Foundation have granted Genspace in-kind product donations and a cash grant totalling over $100,000 to build capacity for authentic genomics research and project-based learning for New York City youth.

Education

New Virtual Lab for Students Opens Access to Next-Generation Sequencing
While visiting her grandparents in Florida, 17-year-old Kate frequented a pond near their house and spent time observing the various species of fish living there. She became interested in how two populations of fish—one living in the ocean, the other in this 50-foot-deep saltwater pond—might differ genetically.

Health & Healthcare

Greenwood Genetic Center: Answering the Unanswered
Before next-generation sequencing (NGS) came along, children and families with rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases often faced years-long diagnostic odysseys. By providing comprehensive, unbiased information, NGS has helped diagnose thousands of people with rare diseases, giving clinicians, patients, and families essential information to move forward.

Health & Healthcare

IGB Gene Drive Aims To Broaden Science Accessibility
Advances in genomic studies have now permeated all aspects of our lives from agriculture to health and wellness. It is therefore becoming increasingly important to help the community understand these innovations so that they can navigate the increasingly complex realm of genomics.

Education

Boosting STEM Education in Bangladesh
Illumina and the Illumina Corporate Foundation have provided a grant to the Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF), a Bangladeshi nonprofit that promotes public health and STEM education. The grant, worth over $300,000, includes cash and in-kind product.

Education

UC San Diego Students Cross Borders and Explore New Fields in STEM
Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico, Olivia Graeve was interested in pursuing the sciences but didn’t quite know how to make a career of it. To her knowledge, no cross-border student exchange programs for scientific research were available to her.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Illumina Interns Donate Over 500 Hours to Complete Fifteen Social Impact Projects
Each summer, our Illumina interns put our culture of giving back into action by completing a social impact project.
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