By unpicking how cephalopods change their looks to match their environment, researchers, including John Rogers, a full-time faculty member in the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group, are aiming to reverse-engineer a host of novel materials.
Dipanjan Pan, from the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, was recently asked to join the editorial advisory board of Molecular Pharmaceutics. The journal has chronicled the expansion of the pharmaceutical chemistry industry for the past 11 years, and it covers the molecular pharmaceutics and drug delivery fields.
Bugscope, an outreach program supported by the Beckman Institute Microscopy Suite, will once again participate in the Insect Fear Film Festival.
Stephen Boppart and Ling-Jian Meng, from the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, are among a number of University of Illinois faculty participating in a partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for research collaboration and joint student training efforts in radiological sciences and molecular imaging.
Recently Klaus Schulten, of Beckman's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group and professor of physics at the University of Illinois, delivered the National Lecture at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, the highest award given each year by the Biophysical Society. The topic of Schulten's talk was “Discoveries in Biophysics Through the Computational Microscope,” in which he stressed that computation is now a tool for discovery, encompassing systems ranging from individual proteins, to larger complexes like the ribosome and the HIV virus capsid, all the way to a massive molecular machine––the photosynthetic chromatophore.
Thomas Huang, research professor in Image Formation and Processing, is working on a 3D computer-generated person that would deliver medical information to patients.
Dan Simons, full-time faculty member in the Human Perceptions and Performance Group, and long-time collaborator Christopher Chabris provide 10 tools to help prevent false memories in Slate.
Beckman affiliate and Illinois physics professor Taekjip Ha led research to develop a new tool, called a "tension gauge tether," that allows scientists to measure cell mechanics at the single-molecule level.
Although newly formed, the Illinois Language and Literacy Initiative (ILLI), based at the Beckman Institute, builds on the legacy of the University of Illinois’ extensive research into language. The initiative brings together researchers from across campus to study language—from how it is learned, comprehended, and spoken throughout the lifespan, to second language learning, to language processing by technological devices.
Dan Llano, assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology and Beckman full-time faculty member in the NeuroTech Group, investigates how aging and Alzheimer’s affect the auditory system, as well as how language and cognitive dysfunction arises from stroke.
Research led by Andrew Suarez, entomology professor and Beckman affiliate in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, found that ants are highly attuned to the chemical context of the hive.
Ultra-high-efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers, including Beckman full-time faculty member John Rogers of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group.
Tiny liquid-filled capsules could temporarily capture excess carbon dioxide from power plants or factories before it gets into the atmosphere. Developed by a team of scientists from Illinois, led by Beckman affiliate Jennifer Lewis of the Autonomous Materials Systems Group, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Harvard University, the microcapsules—just .5 mm in diameter—could help reduce the build up of an atmospheric gas that's at an all-time high.
Rohit Bhargava, a bioengineering professor and full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, is leading a new Cancer Scholars Program within the College of Engineering, which will put into practice a “challenge-inspired education model" that will encourage students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to cancer research from the very beginning of their college education.
Jean-Pierre Leburton, full-time faculty member in the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials Group and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jian Ma, affiliate faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group and assistant professor in bioengineering, have been named 2015 Fellows of the Center for Advanced Studies at Illinois.