The dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced that Professor Cathy Murphy has accepted the offer to serve as the next head of the Department of Chemistry.
- Researchers have developed the first computational model of a human cell and simulated its behavior for 15 minutes – the longest time achieved for a biological system of this complexity.
- A breakthrough by an Illinois Chemistry team of researchers could enable medicinal chemists to more easily harness “magic methylation,” a transformation that can significantly boost the potency of some drugs.
- Two Illinois Chemistry professors have received awards from The Protein Society for their individual researchProfessor Martin Gruebele and Research Professor Stephen G. Sligar are winners of the 2020 Protein Society Awards.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Professor Paul Selvin has been awarded the 2020 Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications of the Biological Fluorescence Subgroup of the Biophysical Society.
- The Schroeder and Moore groups' study shows how monomer sequence affects conductance in ‘molecular wires’A new study from the Schroeder and Moore groups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an unprecedented look at how monomer sequence affects charge transport in precisely defined chain molecules.
- Scientists are striving to understand quantum phenomena, with hopes of designing materials and structures that could capture light and turn it into chemical energy, or even make reliable quantum computers.
- Professor M. Christina White does not fear a challenge, like delving into a difficult area of synthetic organic chemistry with ideas that test conventional wisdom.
- Paul J. Hergenrother, the Kenneth L. Rinehart Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed the deputy director of the Cancer Center at Illinois.
- Professor Jefferson Chan part of research identifying major landmarks of peripheral artery disease recoveryIllinois researchers used a suite of imaging methods to create the first holistic picture of peripheral artery disease recovery. Novel biomedical advances that show promise in the lab often fall short in clinical trials.
- The American Chemical Society’s division of Analytical Chemistry has chosen Professor Joaquín Rodríguez-López as the recipient of the 2020 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist.
- As an undergraduate in chemistry at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jeanne Hankett (BS, ’10, chemistry) found her drive for analytical chemistry working in the lab of Professor Andy Gewirth, doing investigative work on oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis in relation to fuel cell development.
- By adding infrared capability to the standard optical microscope, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hope to bring cancer diagnosis into the digit
- A microscopic animal produces a compound that can paralyze parasitic worms that have infected over 200 million people worldwide, an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin reported in a recent PLOS Biology article.
- The Chan group has recently developed a probe named CoxFluor, which is able to distinguish between Cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that plays a major role in driving the progression of cancer, and Cyclooxygenase-1, which is expressed in all cells.