Diagnostic Photonics, a medtech company that is developing a handheld, high-resolution imaging system for cancer surgery, won the 2015 PROPEL Business Plan Competition at the 2015 Chicago Innovation Showcase. Founded in 2008, Diagnostic Photonics' breakthrough medical imaging technology was created by Stephen Boppart and Scott Carney, of Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology Group.
Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten, Beckman part-time faculty member in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, will present “Stochastic Simulations of Cellular Processes: From Single Cells to Colonies” at noon on Thursday, November 5, in Beckman room 1005 as part of the Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar. Lunch will be provided.
Tae Ann Kim and Ian Robertson, from the Autonomous Materials Systems Group, and Michael Kruepke, from Cognitive Neuroscience, are the presenters at the Nov. 11 noon seminar in Room 1005. Lunch is provided.
A World Health Organization report recently stated that there is a link between colon cancer and red meat. John Erdman, professor emeritus in food science and human nutrition and part-time faculty member in Beckman's Bioacoustics Research Laboratory, says meat in moderation is fine.
Led by Beckman faculty member Jianjun Cheng, professor of materials science and engineering, researchers have developed a new class of spiral polypeptides that target one thing no bacterium can live without: an outer membrane.
Rohit Bhargava, from Beckman's Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, directs the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, which provides clinical and research opportunities for students. Dipanjan Pan and Scott Carney, faculty members in Bioimaging Science and Technology, also oversee the program with Bhargava.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million in a smartphone-based system designed to help quickly track the path of infectious disease in the field. Brian Cunningham, a Beckman affiliate in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials, leads the project, called Pathtracker.
Brittany Duff, assistant research professor of communications, has been named an affiliate faculty member in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance (HPP) Group, within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme.
In a recent paper published in Laboratory Phonology, Beckman researchers examine how crowdsourcing works for speech transcription. The cross-disciplinary team of electrical and computer engineers and linguists show preliminary results for two new methods that control labeler error in laboratory phonology experiments.
Catherine Christian, assistant professor in medical molecular integrative physiology, has been named an affiliate faculty member in Beckman's NeuroTech research group within the Biological Intelligence research theme.
Fan Lam, a Beckman Institute Postdocotoral Fellow, won two best paper awards, at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium in Biomedical Engineering in New York and at the 2015 International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Faculty members Naira Hovakimyan and Frances Ranxiao Wang, from the Human Perception and Performance Group, are working to explore how humans interact with and react to flying robots that could potentially benefit humans in the workplace and home. The robots are tested in a virtual environment in Beckman's Illinois Simulator Lab.
Nancy McElwain, associate professor of human development and family studies, is now an affiliate in the Cognitive Science research group in the Biological Intelligence research theme.
Minje Kim from Artificial Intelligence, Patty Weisensee from 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, and Ziad Mahmassani from Bioimaging Science and Technology are the presenters at the October 14 noon seminar in Room 1005. Lunch is provided.
Researchers at the Beckman Institute have received more than $2 million dollars over three years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative in order to develop an analytical platform that can lead to new insights in neuroscience and create diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities in treating neurological diseases.