Yi Lu, the Jay and Ann Schenck Professor of Chemistry is one of five Illinois researchers who rank among world's most influential.
- Ana Peinetti a researcher in Bioengineering from Argentina, will join the laboratory of Yi Lu as a 2017 Pew Latin American Fellow.
- Yi Lu and Catherine Murphy have been named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016.
- Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015.
- The 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award winner is Yi Lu.
- Hidden in a tiny tile of interwoven DNA is a message. The message is simple, but decoding it unlocks the secret of dynamic nanoscale assembly.
- Professor Yi Lu was named the 2012 winner of the Champaign County Innovation Celebration Discovery Award, sponsored by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.
- An antibody-based strategy has considerably widened the range of analytes that can be detected with personal glucose meters, according to new work by Yu Xiang and Yi Lu at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits. But University of Illinois researchers have found that DNA’s code can similarly shape metallic structures.
- Professor Yi Lu, along with postdoctoral researcher Yu Xiang, have found that glucose meters, when coupled with a class of molecular sensors called functional DNA sensors, can be used to monitor other molecules in blood, water, or food.
- Dr. Yi Lu's research and Science paper (Science, 318, 1872-1873 (2007)) has been highlighted in a recent article in C&E News.
- The innovative course "The Chemistry and Biology of Everyday Life" developed by Yi Lu, Brandy Russell, and Lauren Denofrio is spiking interest.
- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a simple, disposable sensor for detecting hazardous uranium ions, with sensitivity that rivals the performance of much more sophisticated laboratory instruments.
- Using an extremely sensitive measurement technique, researchers at the University of Illinois have found clear evidence that a lead-specific DNAzyme uses the “lock and key” reaction mechanism. In the presence of zinc or magnesium, however, the same DNAzyme uses the “induced fit” reaction mechanism, similar to that used by ribozymes.