Leanne Knobloch, professor of communication, has become a Beckman affiliate in the Human Perception and Performance Group within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction theme.
John Rogers, a Beckman faculty member and materials science and engineering professor, is named as one of eight scientists who are changing the world by Yahoo! News.
In an article examining how universities are working to curb the prevalence of harassment against researchers, Beckman affiliate Kathryn Clancy discusses the variance of how sexual assault policies are experienced. Clancy led a study that found one in five scientists were sexually assaulted in the field.
The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (TCBG) at the Beckman Institute worked with scientist Theo Gray to create an app that brings molecules to life in a handheld device.
Beckman faculty member Martin Gruebele led a team that developed a way to watch how unfolded proteins move through a cell using a fluorescent microscope and three-dimensional diffusion modeling.
Eight faculty members from the Urbana-Champaign campus gave brief presentations to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on their research and outreach activities. Beckman full-time faculty member Marni Boppart’s research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for muscle repair and growth post-exercise. This information is then used to develop novel cell- and pharmacological-based interventions that can prevent or treat loss of muscle mass and function with age.
With Nobel Laureate Paul Lauterbur, the inventor of magnetic resonance imaging, as a mentor, Zhi-Pei Liang has spent more than two decades tackling MRI problems in domains ranging from physics to signal processing, with a recent breakthrough in molecular imaging.
Researchers at the University of Illinois, led by Jianjun Cheng of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material—polyurea—providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, and packaging.
The School of Chemical Sciences has announced the winner and finalists of the 2014 SCS Image Challenge. Sizhu You, from Beckman faculty member Ken Suslick's group, was awarded the top prize with "From the New World: A Sugar Planet." Other finalists with advisors from Beckman include Melinda Sindoro, from Steve Granick's group; Boon Chong Goh, from Klaus Schulten's group; and Tyler Earnest, from Zan Luthey-Schulten's group.
Gene Robinson, Beckman affiliate in Neurotech, and colleagues reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that distantly related organisms share some key genetic mechanisms that help them respond to threats,