In an article in The Atlantic about new workout regimens for truck drivers, Beckman affiliate Sean Mullen, of the Human Perception and Performance Group, discusses Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) levels, which calculate the energy cost of physical activity as it relates to metabolism.
One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and clinical partners, led by Rohit Bhargava, full-time faculty member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and David Mayerich, former Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow.
The next Director's Seminar is scheduled for April 2, featuring Susan Schantz, toxicology professor and full-time faculty member of the NeuroTech Group. The presentation will start at noon in Beckman room 1005, and lunch will be provided.
Commercial air travel safety could see significant improvements, thanks to a breakthrough in aircraft flight control technology from research led by Naira Hovakimyan, an Illinois professor of mechanical science and engineering and a Beckman affiliate facutly member in the Human Perception and Performance Group.
Aaron Johnson, affiliate faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group and assistant professor of speech and hearing science, has received a 2014 New Investigator Research Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. His project is entitled "Laryngeal neuromuscular response to vocal exercise."
Applications are due on Friday, March 20 for four Beckman awards and fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Apply now!
-Erik Haferkamp Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research
-Nadine Barrie Smith Memorial Fellowship
-Thomas and Margaret Huang Award for Graduate Research
-Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Award
One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a team led by Klaus Schulten, of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group. Their findings could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Jianjun Cheng, part-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group and associate professor of materials science and engineering, to its College of Fellows, "for outstanding contribution to the development of polymeric biomaterials and translational nanomedicine." The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country.
The Spring 2015 Synergy showcases the wide variety of disciplines that work together at the Institute to produce research. This issue features Deana McDonagh, professor of industrial design and member of Beckman’s Human Perception and Performance Group, who works on empathic design; Anna Kim, a graduate student in integrative biology, whose research into host-pathogen interactions utilizes Beckman’s Microscopy Suite; and an app created by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group that brings molecules to life.
Charles Roseman, associate professor in anthropology, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member in the Cognitive Science Group within the Biological Intelligence research theme.
Chris Chipot, a Beckman Senior Fellow and adjunct physics faculty at Illinois, is visiting the Institute for six months to work closely with long-time collaborator Klaus Schulten, head of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group and physics professor at Illinois.
Beckman is home to more than 80 staff who help facilitate the research and daily activities of the Beckman Institute. The Grants & Contracts team assists with pre- and post-award grant needs for the Institute, ensuring everything runs smoothly, from the proposal to the final reports.
Deana McDonagh, industrial design professor and Beckman part-time faculty member in the Human Perception and Performance Group, merges empathic design with scientific and technological advances.
Qian Yin (Bioimaging), Petra Majdak (NeuroTech), and Daniel McDougle (3D Micro- and Nanosystems) will present on Wednesday, March 18 at noon in Beckman room 1005 as part of the Graduate Student Seminars. Lunch will be served.
Beckman's Microscopy Suite, a facility open to researchers worldwide, hosts a wide range of tools for microscopic imaging. Hyunjung (Anna) Kim, a graduate student in integrative biology, found that electron microscopy was a key component of many projects in her lab, so she has become a vital resource in her lab’s studies of host–pathogen interactions.