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The Beckman
Institute is a barrier-busting,
interdisciplinary
research facility
and community
of innovation.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Break Barriers.

The Beckman Institute was created to support interdisciplinary research among University of Illinois faculty. We foster scientific advances that couldn’t be done in any other way.
Our founder, Arnold Beckman, was an inventor and philanthropist who knew firsthand the power of interdisciplinary work.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Propel Science and Technology.

The Beckman Institute is a unique engine for research. We're making incredible advances while helping ordinary people.
Beckman researchers have developed a new polymer-curing process that could reduce the cost, time, and energy needed.
The Beckman Institute is a barrier-busting, collaborative
research facility
and community of innovation.

We Help You Connect.

We offer a café with drinks and daily specials, events from concerts to research lectures, and plenty of study and meeting spaces.
The Beckman Institute was built to help people connect. Learn more about exploring Beckman.

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Upcoming events

Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group Seminar

Contact name: Macie Sinn
Contact email: sinn1@illinois.edu

Title: "Multiscaling the CRISPR-Cas Revolution from Gene Editing to Viral Dectection."

Speaker: Giulia Palermo, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, California

Dr. Palemo will discuss about the use of computational approaches to clarify the molecular basis and the gene-editing function of CRISPR-Cas9 and newly discovered CRISPR systems that are emerging as powerful tools for viral detection, including the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Attend in person at 3269 Beckman Institute or join via Zoom: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84056772310?pwd=MU8zTVdNK1Q2aDkydkVsZTd6TzhxUT09 

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. on January 24.

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Graduate Student Seminar: Bello, Anderson, Jun

Contact name: Michael Jacobs
Contact email: mijacobs@illinois.edu

Three graduate students will present their research at the first Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the spring 2022 semester: Elizabeth Bello, entomology; Evan Anderson, neuroscience program; and Suhnyoung Jun, psychology.

The event takes place Wednesday, Feb. 2 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Sarah Geiger

Contact name: Darin Doty
Contact email: ddoty@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-6553

Sarah Geiger will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Feb. 3. Geiger, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, will be discussing "Improving usability of smartphone tools for reporting individual chemical biomonitoring results." Register to attend on Zoom.

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