U of I News Bureau – Integrative Imaging Co-chair Stephen Boppart has developed a multipurpose medical diagnostic device for non-invasive imaging use by primary care physicians. The technology has now been successfully demonstrated for diagnosing and treating ear infections, as reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
URBANA, Ill. – The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is pleased to announce the 2012 selections for the Graduate Fellows program. Ten outstanding graduate students from the University of Illinois were selected and will begin their fellowships during the Fall 2012 semester.
His experience as a lecturer at the Center for Deaf Studies in his native England helped shape Beckman Institute researcher Matthew Dye’s current work today involving deafness and visual function.
Experience and knowledge, researchers have found, not only help one person solve a problem in their area of expertise but also help people to work together in solving complex problems.
Integrative Imaging Co-chair Stephen Boppart has been honored with the Hans Sigrist Award, an international prize presented annually to a distinguished scientist in a selected field. The Hans Sigrist Foundation established the award at the University of Bern, Switzerland, to promote scientific research. Boppart will receive the honor during a ceremony at the University of Bern in December.
John Rogers of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group and former Beckman faculty member Todd Coleman are among the recipients of a cutting-edge global health grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their project using a temporary electronic tattoo for health monitoring of pregnant women was awarded funding as part of the Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative.
Chemical and Engineering News – Yi Lu of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group worked with the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing to design metalloenzymes with heme-copper centers, unusual efficiency, and more than 1,000 turnovers in catalyzing the reduction of oxygen to water.
Mark Nelson is a leading software architect at Oracle who made an important contribution as a graduate student at Beckman.
The first grants awarded from the Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory demonstrate the balanced approach that the University of Illinois units and funding partner Abbott were aiming for with this first-ever interdisciplinary cognition and nutrition research center.
Aron Barbey of the Cognitive Neuroscience group is off to an impressive start as a University of Illinois researcher.
Beckman Institute researchers like Jeff Moore and Jennifer Cole also contribute to advancing science by serving as journal editors.
Beckman Institute researchers are on the leading edge of a revolution in medical diagnostics by creating technologies that are less invasive, faster, more efficient, and which will improve the point-of-care experience for medical personnel and patients.
Synergy 21 for Spring 2012 features contributions made by Beckman Institute researchers to their fields and to society. Several Institute researchers are taking part in a revolution in medical diagnostic by creating amazing new technologies while others make important contributions to their fields by serving as journal editors and reviewers.