Annual report

Annual report

Beckman is built for this.

The Beckman Institute is a people, a place, and a philosophy.

From the beginning, Beckman has encouraged integration and innovation. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our researchers used it as a spark of inspiration, applying existing expertise to break new barriers.

The challenges of the last year were unprecedented. Beckman was built to meet them.

 

Take a peek into the 2020-2021 year at the Beckman Institute. Click below to download a full PDF of the publication.

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The research stories in the publication have been condensed in order to showcase a range of research and updates. See below for links to the full stories.

Full stories

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    2021 Beckman Institute Research Image Contest winners announced

    Hyun Park
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    9.4 Tesla MRI at Beckman Institute expands interdisciplinary research capabilities

  • News
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    Beckman Institute to host virtual open house March 26-27

    Beckman Institute Open House, March 26-27
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    Beckman researchers part of team that won special ACM award for COVID-19 research

  • News
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    Beckman welcomes Barbey, Diao as research theme co-chairs

    A side-by-side photo containing headshots of Ying Diao and Aron Barbey
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    Clancy collects data on COVID-19 vaccine, menstruation

    clancy
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    Computational method provides faster high-resolution mass spectrometry imaging

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    Configuring infrared spectroscopy tools to better detect breast cancer

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    Illinois MRI Exhibit at Beckman Institute displays first human MRI scanners

    Big Red, the first human MRI scanner, is assembled and open for public viewing in the Illinois MRI Exhibit.
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    Koyejo receives C3.ai DTI funding for COVID-19 research

    Sanmi Koyejo
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    Martha Gillette: Moving toward integration

    Martha Gillette
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    Master microscopist: Beckman welcomes Cate Wallace as Microscopy Suite manager

    Cate Wallace looks through the lens of Beckman Institute's scanning transmission electron microscope
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    New Beckman microscope raises the bar... and ceiling

    With a photo taken from below, the microscope appears to loom large in the lab, emphasizing its cutting-edge capabilities.
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    New X-ray imaging facility opens at Beckman Institute

    The Computational X-ray Imaging Science Laboratory
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    Shachi Mittal's moment of inspiration: Q&A

    Standing on a bridge linking the north and south sides of the Beckman Institute, Shachi Mittal embodies her own desire to be a bridge between disciplines in her research.
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    Spark of the team: Group works together to push boundaries

    A group of researchers, including Nancy Sottos, enjoy a talkative, lively lunch in Beckman's garden.
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    Student Researcher Spotlight: Defne Gorgun

    Defne Gorgun
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    Sweedler, Lam, Xie's moment of innovation

    Sweedler, Xie, Lam
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