09/30/2020 - The annual top 10 list features early- and mid-career scientists who are pushing the boundaries of scientific inquiry and demonstrating potential to shape the science of the future.
09/30/2020 - Research in the laboratories of Paul Hergenrother and U of I biochemistry professor David Shapiro was the first to show that this compound can effectively target and kill certain cancer cells. It is now the subject of a new global licensing agreement between the pharmaceutical company Bayer AG and the cancer drug development company Systems Oncology LLC.
09/30/2020 - As COVID-19 infects millions worldwide, the pandemic has underscored the need for cost-effective, accurate, and quick diagnostics, and the Center for Pathogen Diagnostics will seek to create new detection systems that address limitations of current technologies, while leveraging the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze disease trends, analyze sensor data, and predict future outbreaks.
09/29/2020 - The method would provide rapid results, enabling the clinician to quantitatively observe the effects of treatment on the tumor by measuring increases or decreases in strategically selected molecules. The research team received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the work.
- Christina White's research into the "Holy Grail" of C—H activation is highlighted in Chemistry World series
09/29/2020 - The publication's series focusing on eight "Holy Grails" of chemistry explains how the White research group's work is one of a group of discoveries that has “contributed to a blossoming of the field of C–H activation.”
09/25/2020 - An alumna from the Department of Chemistry is one of 10 alumni from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to be named recipients of the college’s 2020 annual alumni awards.
09/17/2020 - University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones and chemistry professor Martin Burke, the leader of the team that developed and implemented the university’s COVID-19 testing, were recently interviewed by NBC News about how Illinois curbed a recent surge in positive cases.
09/14/2020 - In a Q&A interview with Nature, chemistry's Martin Burke explains how he got involved in leading a team, that includes chemistry's Paul Hergenrother, to create the university's testing program and the lessons the team has learned and the adjustments they have made since it was first deployed on campus.
09/11/2020 - A sixth-year PhD candidate in the area of organic chemistry, Edzna Garcia shares her story of perseverance as a first-generation college student who realized in high school that she wanted to pursue an education in chemistry.
09/08/2020 - The $5,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduates who have shown outstanding academic achievement and excelled in leadership, research and innovation as demonstrated by classroom performance, activities, essays, and hands-on experiences.
09/04/2020 - Graduate student Alison Wallum's commitment to inclusive excellence was recognized with the annual Women in Chemistry Inclusive Leadership Award, and graduate student Hannah Toru was also recognized with runner-up award.
09/03/2020 - Faculty member is one of 10 recipients of the national 2021 A.C. Cope Scholar Award and was also named the 2020 KYOTO Rising-Star Lectureship Award Winner.
09/03/2020 - He will take over as editor of the flagship publication of the American Chemical Society in 2021 and become the first JACS editor-in-chief to live outside of the U.S. and the first Latin American to lead the journal.
09/01/2020 - The award will enable Shen and her research group to create new electrochemical methods and microscopes to detect, measure, and visualize the presence of chemicals that are used as neurotransmitters that currently cannot be investigated by other methods.
08/28/2020 - The innovative saliva-based testing developed by the SHIELD team on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus is garnering national media attention as the FDA grants Emergency Use Authorization, and colleges and universities across the nation begin the fall semester.