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May 30Pioneer of Self-Healing Materials Has Died

Pioneer of Self-Healing Materials Has Died

News Bureau – Scott Ray White, 55, passed away Monday (May 28, 2018) at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with ocular melanoma. White established the Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute, bringing together students and faculty from a range of disciplines to develop new materials with biologically inspired functions. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m. in the Beckman Institute auditorium on the University of Illinois campus.

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Jun 19Study: Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Changes Microbial Activity in the Gut

Illinois News Bureau – Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition and member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, led a study suggesting that long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut, affecting how estrogen is metabolized. The study was published in Scientific Reports

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Jun 18Five Myths about Alzheimer's Disease

The Washington Post – Research of Daniel Simons, professor of psychology and member of Beckman's Mechanisms of Cognitive Control Group, was mentioned in an article in The Washington Post about the myths of Alzheimer's disease and the “nonexistent or small” benefits of mass-marketed brain training.

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Jun 18What Turns Bees into Killer Bees?

Science – Gene Robinson, professor of entomology and integrative biology and member of Beckman's Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Group, was quoted in an article in Science on research from São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil that provides insight on the brain chemicals that make bees such ferocious fighters. 

 

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Videos

Future Environments: Doctor's Office of the Future

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The handheld medical devices of science fiction are becoming science fact. Doctor Stephen Boppart looks at how technology, including phones and personal health monitors, will change our visits to the doctor's office and our relationship to our own health. Boppart is an MD, Ph.D. and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. What do you think the future of health care will look like? Tell us at #scifuture. And to read a full Q&A with Dr. Boppart about the doctor's office of the future, please visit... https://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2018/5/scifuture-doctor

Professor Scott White Memorial Tribute

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University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died on May 28, 2018, of cancer at age 55. In this tribute video, White discusses his work on autonomous systems and shows his keen sense of humor in outtakes from an interview about one of his group's publications. White was recognized globally as an expert in autonomous materials—materials that can adapt or respond on their own. His Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the U. of I. developed self-healing plastics, electronics, batteries and coatings; coatings and materials that indicate when they are damaged or strained; self-destructing devices to reduce electronic waste; and many other innovations to make materials safer and more reliable on both the micro and macro scale. To learn more about White and his work, please visit: https://beckman.illinois.edu/news/2018/05/scott-white http://autonomic.beckman.illinois.edu/ http://whitegroup.beckman.illinois.edu/

Polymers That Self-Protect, Self-Heal, and Self-Destruct

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Pioneers in the field of autonomous materials discuss the current state-of-the-art in autonomous polymers that can self-protect, self-report, self-heal, regenerate, and finally trigger their own decomposition for recycling. This research is conducted by the members of the Autonomous Materials Systems group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois. The leaders of the group are Aerospace Engineer Scott White, Materials Scientist Nancy Sottos, and Chemist Jeffrey Moore. This work is reviewed in the latest issue of NATURE Insight. To learn more, please visit:

"Towards Better 60 Second Science" - Sandra Tsing Loh (SmithGroup Lecture) (new)

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The Elevator Pitch. Scientists dread it, but they shouldn't. Sandra Tsing Loh analyzes the language, celebrates the science, lauds the presenters, and gives her take on remaking "60 Second Science" videos. Tsing Loh is the host of the syndicated daily radio science minute and NPR podcast "The Loh Down on Science" and adjunct associate professor in drama and science communication at University of California, Irvine. This lecture was presented at the Beckman Institute on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus on April 20, 2018. For more information on the SmithGroup lecture series, please visit www.beckman.illinois.edu/events/smithgroup-lectures.

Beckman Institute Town Hall - May 3, 2018

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Director Jeffrey Moore hosts a town hall meeting to discuss the current state and future directions of the Beckman Institute.

Using Light to Diagnose Diseases

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Professor Stephen Boppart uses light to diagnose diseases such as cancer. Called "biophotonics," the technique generates high-resolution, real-time, non-invasive images of biological tissue at the cellular and molecular level. Boppart is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering. He heads the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute and is a full-time faculty member in the Bioimaging Science and Technology group.

"Pi Day" Number Song

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March 14 (3.14) is "Pi Day." Sing along with our favorite mathematical constant.

"Cell Surface Glycans as Cellular IDs" - Dr. Laura Kiessling (Beckman-Brown Lecture)

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Laura Kiessling, professor of chemistry at MIT, presents the 2017 Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science. Her talk focuses on the roles of carbohydrate-binding proteins in checking glycan IDs. Topics include probing the fundamental chemical forces underlying the recognition of carbohydrates to understanding how nature exploits these interactions to detect microbes. Kiessling's research combines tools from organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, structural biology, and molecular and cell biology. The Annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science honors Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the founder of the Institute, and Dr. Theodore “Ted” Brown, the founding director. The series is funded by a gift from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The lecture was presented at the Beckman Institute on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus on November 3, 2017.

Klaus Schulten Memorial Symposium - Session 5

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Honoring the life and career of Dr. Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and leader in the field of computational biophysics, the symposium took place at the Beckman Institute on November 7-9, 2017. **OPENING REMARKS** [00:01-00:38] Zan Luthey-Schulten, University of Illinois (chair) [00:38-16:37] Tamer Basar, Center for Advanced Study, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois [16:54-29:58] Jeffrey Moore, Director, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois **SESSION 5** [30:23-1:07:12] "In situ Structures of Molecular Complexes by Cryo-electron Tomography" Peijun Zhang, University of Oxford [1:07:12-1:44:36] "Large-scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Cadherin Complexes" Marcos Sotomayor, Ohio State University [1:45:20-2:11:25 ] "Magnetic Compass Sense of Migratory Birds: A Perspective" Ilia Solov'yov, University of Southern Denmark [2:11:59-2:39:09] "Building a Bridge from Molecular Simulation to Understand How Bacteria Work" Peter Freddolino, University of Michigan [ 2:39:33-3:17:24] "Computational Drug Discovery: From Proteome to Drugs" Jerome Baudry, University of Alabama, Huntsville [3:17:24-3:22:09] "Closing Remarks" Organizing Committee: Zan Luthey-Schulten, Emad Tajkhorshid, Chris Chipot, and Alek Aksimentiev For more information, please visit go.illinois.edu/schulten

Klaus Schulten Memorial Symposium - Session 4

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Honoring the life and career of Dr. Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and leader in the field of computational biophysics, the symposium took place at the Beckman Institute on November 7-9, 2017. **SESSION 4** [00:01-08:32] Video: Sculpting Proteins [08:32-8:59] Alek Aksimentiev, University of Illinois (Chair) "Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Neurotransmitter Release" Axel T. Brunger, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Removed at presenter's request) [09:41-49:36] "Over a Decade of Studying Membrane-protein Insertion" James 'JC' Gumbart, Georgia Institute of Technology [50:23-1:32:48] "Molecular Simulation at the Mesoscale" Rommie E. Amaro, University of California, San Diego [1:32:48-1:35:19] Video: Klaus Schulten Memorial Video Tribute "Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing Structure to Cell Biology using Cryo-electron Microscopy" Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego (Removed at presenter's request) [1:35:36-2:17:54]"Molecular Simulations of Lipid Membrane Sensing and Remodeling Dynamics" Gerhard Hummer, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics and Goethe University [2:18:11-3:00:53] "Accurate Prediction of Membrane Permeabilities in Rational Lead Discovery" Chris Chipot, University of Illinois and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [3:00:59-3:27:12] "Closing Remarks" Sir Anthony Leggett, University of Illinois and Nobel Laureate (2003, Physics) For more information, please visit go.illinois.edu/schulten

Klaus Schulten Memorial Symposium - Session 3

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Honoring the life and career of Dr. Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and leader in the field of computational biophysics, the symposium took place at the Beckman Institute on November 7-9, 2017. **OPENING REMARKS** [00:01-00:47] Chris Chipot, University of Illinois (Chair) [00:47-11:43] Mark Berger, NVIDIA Corporation [11:43-15:39] William Gropp, National Center for Supercomputing Applications [15:39-27:47] Laxmikant 'Sanjay' Kale, Computer Science, University of Illinois **SESSION 3** [28:17- 1:11:57] "Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Ribosomal Function" Helmut Grubmuller, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry "Physics of DNA and Chromatin Function" Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University (Removed at presenter's request) [1:12:29-1:49:58] "Molecular-level Description of Excitation Energy Transfer in Light-harvesting Systems" Ulrich Kleinekathofer, Jacobs University Bremen [1:50:52-2:24:54] "Computational Microscopy of Biological and Synthetic Nanopores" Aleksei Aksimentiev, University of Illinois For more information, please visit go.illinois.edu/schulten

Klaus Schulten Memorial Symposium - Session 2

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Honoring the life and career of Dr. Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and leader in the field of computational biophysics, the symposium took place at the Beckman Institute on November 7-9, 2017. **SESSION 2** [00:01-04:24] Attila Szabo, National Institutes of Health (Chair) [04:24-50:32] "Cryo-electron Tomography or the Challenge of Doing Structural Biology in situ" Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry [50:32-1:30:33] "Using Computer Simulations to Advance our Understanding of Biological Systems at the Atomic Level" Benoit Roux, University of Chicago "Proton-coupled Electron Transfer in Enzymes and Photoreceptor Proteins" Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois (Removed at presenter's request) [1:30:45-1:36:21] Video: Biophysical Society Interview [1:36:53-2:13:40] "Klaus' Computational Microscope Applied to Harvesting, Transfer, and Trapping Solar Energy for Photosynthesis" Neil Hunter, University of Sheffield [2:13:44-2:47:55] "Reaction Paths, Stochastic Modeling, and the Mean First Passage Time" Ron Elber, University of Texas at Austin [2:48:45-3:27:36] "Capturing Biological Membranes and Membrane Proteins in Action Using Advanced Simulation Technologies" Emad Tajkhorshid, University of Illinois [3:27:48-3:37:41] "Closing Remarks" Theodore 'Ted' Brown, Founding Director of the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois For more information, please visit go.illinois.edu/schulten

Klaus Schulten Memorial Symposium - Session 1

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Honoring the life and career of Dr. Klaus Schulten, professor of physics and leader in the field of computational biophysics, the symposium took place at the Beckman Institute on November 7-9, 2017. **OPENING REMARKS** [00:01-06:00] Emad Tajkorshid, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois (Chair) [06:00-12:55 ] James C. Phillips, Beckman Institute, NCSA [12:55-21:51] Wen-Mei Hwu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, CSL [21:51-30:11] John E. Stone, Beckman Institute [30:11-34:27] Yann R. Chemla, Physics and NSF Center for the Physics of Living Cells **SESSION 1** [35:14-1:03:07] "Towards Simulating the Minimal Cell" Zaida 'Zan' Luthey-Schulten, University of Illinois [1:03:07-1:39:52] "Synergy Between NMR, Cryo-EM and Large-scale MD Simulations-An All-atom Model of a Native HIV Capsid" Angela M. Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine [1:39:52-2:15:55] "Pursuing Klaus' Vision: Folding Chromatin Fibers by Mesoscale Simulations" Tamar Schlick, New York University [2:15:55-2:57:08] "Force Propagation in Biomolecular Complexes: in-vitro Meets in-silico" Hermann E. Gaub, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat [2:57:08-3:08:34] Video: Memorial Tribute by Tamar Schlick, NYU For more information, please visit go.illinois.edu/schulten

Using Light Pulses to Control Neurons

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Professor Stephen Boppart uses ultrafast pulses of tailored light to make neurons fire in different patterns. This is the first example of "coherent control" in a living cell. The technique may lead to one day using light as a therapy to improve people's health. Boppart is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group at the Beckman Institute. For more information on this research, please visit: https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/579772

"The Power of Personal Stories About Science" - Story Collider's Liz Neeley (Lecture)

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Liz Neeley, executive director of The Story Collider podcast, explores research on storytelling and persuasion and highlights the value of telling personal stories in science. Neeley critically considers how and why busy researchers might approach adding something like "narrative competency" to their repertoire. The Story Collider is a weekly podcast that provides true, personal stories about science (www.storycollider.org). Neeley is a marine biologist who studied the color patterns of tropical fish. She helps scientists around the world tell compelling stories about their work. This presentation was sponsored by the 21st Century Scientists Working Group (http://21centurysci.com) and given on October 20, 2017 at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  1. Yoga at Beckman
  2. BARS Launch Meeting
  3. Imaging Weekly Journal Club
  4. State of our Nation's Health - A data story through the "higi" lens.
  5. NIH P41 MRI Technologies proposal development
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  9. Summertime Tower Tutorial Talk: Matt West, “The Impact of Automated Frequent Testing on Learning in Undergrad STEM Courses”
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  13. Summertime Tower Tutorial Talk: Mark Nelson, “What Does a Brain Do?”
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  16. Hands-On Workshop on Cell Simulation
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  25. EBICS Summer Institute
  26. Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Seminar
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  1. Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Rice and Crab Rangoon
  2. Banh Mi Beef Wrap
  3. Hummus with Pita This dish is vegan friendly
  4. Spicy Thai Chicken Soup
  5. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  6. Mixed Greens This dish is vegan friendly
  1. Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
  2. Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
  3. Mushroom Flatbread This dish is vegetarian friendly
  4. Tomato Basil Bisque This dish is vegetarian friendly
  5. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  1. Blackened Tilapia with Long Grain and Wild Rice and Mixed Vegetables
  2. Shrimp Po’ Boy
  3. Black Bean Burger This dish is vegan friendly
  4. New Eng. Clam Chowder
  5. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  6. Kale Salad This dish is vegan friendly
  1. Stuffed Shells with Marinara served with Salad and Breadstick
  2. Dill Egg Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  3. Italian Beef
  4. Lobster Bisque
  5. Greek Salad This dish is vegetarian friendly
  6. Kale Salad This dish is vegan friendly