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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

Graduate Student Seminar: Parker, Moshage, Jira

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

Three graduate students will present their research at the final Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2021 semester: Coltan Parker, neuroscience program; Sara Moshage, mechanical science and engineering; and Eddie Jira, chemical and biomolecular engineering.

The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 1 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Kevin Clark and Matthew Moore

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

Kevin Clark and Matthew Moore will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Dec. 2. Kevin Clark, a former postdoctoral fellow, will be discussing "Deciphering the Function of RNA Modifications in the Central Nervous System." Matthew Moore, a former postdoctoral fellow, will be discussing "Multi-Method Investigations of Individual Differences across Spatial and Temporal Scales in the Human Brain."  Register to attend on Zoom.

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Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group Seminar

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

Title: "Simulating Nucleic Acid Molecules and Nucleic Acid Protein Complexes" 

Speaker: Karissa Sanbonmatsu, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Dr. Sanbonmatsu will discuss how she uses variety of techniques to study the kinetics and thermodynamics of tRNA translocation through the ribosome.

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/89129469661?pwd=L2wxeWJ1TGRMK1ArZEh6cktjUVJkQT09 

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. on December 6.

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Research data management

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Research data management

Speaker: Heidi Imker, director of Research Data Service and associate professor in the University Library.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Virtual Town Hall

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-8373

In this Zoom event, Beckman Institute Director Jeff Moore will talk about the Beckman Café renovation project, the search for the next institute director, and provide an update on Beckman's shared facilities. The meeting will also include an interactive activity. Watch your email for more details.

 

Registration is required for Zoom access.

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Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group Seminar

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

Title: "A Dance to the Music of Time"

Speaker: Rosemary Braun, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Dr. Rosemary Braun will discuss her recent work on nonparametric, model-free methods to analyze circadian transcriptomic data by exploiting results from dynamical systems theory, nonlinear dimension reduction, and topological data analysis.

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/89410261691?pwd=eEtoMjZXMWVZeWtoQUpNMGtSVmpVZz09

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. on December 13.

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