An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or defective in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthe
- Martin Burke and graduate students discovered a new use for an existing drug in the treatment of cystic fibrosis
- The Sanibel meeting on quantum chemistry, dynamics, condensed matter physics and their biological applications was organized by the University of Florida’s Quantum Theory Project.
- For centuries, chemists have been preoccupied with the question of how molecular structure relates to function, be it an antibiotic, fragrance, flame retardant, pigment, or vitamin—essentially, every natural and man-made object on Earth.
- Charmaine Ong, Chemistry major, was awarded The Illinois Club’s Make A Difference scholarship at their annual Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, March 2.
- During the annual “Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence” reception, which was hosted by the Graduate College on Monday, March 4, Lauren Hagler and Tabitha Miller were recognized for public engagement and research excellence.
- Marina Philip is a PhD candidate studying analytical chemistry in the Jonathan Sweedler group.
- Chemistry professor M. Christina White and graduate student Jinpeng Zhao developed a new catalyst that has the potential to advance the pace and efficiency of drug development.
- Cutting edge ideas presented in three minutes or less. In the time it takes for your favorite song to play, University of Illinois graduate students recently showcased their remarkable re
- As a senior studying sociology and chemistry, Tonisha Thacker is used to people questioning her choice of majors, which on paper can seem like complete
- Name: Alayna Johnson. Year: Junior. Hometown: Minneapolis, MN. Why Illinois? I actually enrolled at Illinois because of its highly-rated physics program, but I quickly realized I was more suited for the chemistry curriculum; what I especially like is that chemistry majors take a different sequence of courses than chemistry minors and other students, so we're in smaller, more rigorous classes with equally passionate students. Chemistry at Illinois was certainly not my plan, but I really feel like it's exactly where I belong.
- Researchers at the University have designed an enzyme that helps decrease harmful chemical compounds and contaminants in the environment. The research was published on Sept. 14 and focuses on how the newly designed enzyme can transform sulfite, a chemical compound that can be harmful for the environment, into sulfide, another chemical compound that can improve the efficacy of catalysts.
- Women Chemists Committee and Younger Chemists Committee receive awards from American Chemical SocietyCongratulations to the WCC and YCC! The East Central Illinois (ECI) chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received the following from the ACS:
- Yi Lu and Evan Mirts have designed a new synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfideChemistry professor Yi Lu, left, and graduate student Evan Mirts have designed a new synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide – a notoriously complex multistep chemical reaction that has eluded chemists for years.
- Perry Lim, research intern, Serionix (undergraduate, chemistry) was a finalist for "Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup" award. While Tonisha Thacker, communication/marketing Intern, AARP (undergraduate, chemistry and sociology) won the "Most Advanced Marketing-Business Development" award.
- The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Bonding with Chemistry Day Camp is an annual event with the purpose of exposing middle school girls to various areas of chemistry.