With a research team of exclusively undergraduate students, Illinois chemistry alumnus Jay Wackerly, (PhD, ’08, Moore), an associate professor of chemistry at Central College in Iowa, has created and named a new molecule, ‘cambiarene,’ demonstrating its ability to grab on to specifically-targeted small molecules.
- 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.
- Saadia Chaudhry, one of five recently announced 2020 postdoctoral fellows at The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will be collaborating with Joaquín Rodríguez-Lopéz, an associate professor of chemistry and the Ray and Beverly Mentzer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Atul K. Verma (PhD, ’96, Rauchfuss) was recognized at the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego with the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award.
- 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.
- Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures formed can be highly disordered, leading to defects during large-scale production. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan have developed a templating technique that instills greater order and gives rise to new 3D structures in a special class of materials, called eutectics, to form new, high-performance materials.