Department head Martin Gruebele, the James R. Eiszner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, has received a 2018 TREE award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
- Lydia Kisley, a Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, and colleagues including Martin Grueble and Deborah Leckband, recently used Fast Relaxation Imaging (FReI) to investigate the folding stability and dynamics of proteins within polyacrylamide hydrogels.
- Martin Gruebele, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Catherine Murphy Elected as Center for Advanced Study ProfessorsEvery few years, CAS elects a few campus faculty to the position of permanent CAS Professor. Jonathan Sweedler is currently a CAS Professor. He will be joined by three new CAS Professors: Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Catherine Murphy, and Martin Gruebele.
- Martin Gruebele will be awarded the 2017 Nakanishi Prize at the Plenary ACS National Award Ceremony for his landmark spectroscopic studies showing how proteins initiate their folding on ultrafast time scales and how they fold in individual living cells. The Gruebele group uses lasers, microscopy, and computational approaches to explore complex biochemical processes such as transport of unfolded proteins within a cell.
- Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Lydia Kisley, who was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2017.
- Martin Gruebele and Marinda Li Wu were announced as 2015 American Chemical Society Fellows in the July 13 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
- When a large protein unfolds in transit through a cell, it slows down and can get stuck in traffic.
- Chemistry faculty and affiliates, including Zan Luthey-Schulten, Klaus Schulten, Martin Gruebele, and Taekjip Ha, are part of group grant proposal that has been recommended for funding by the NSF's Physics Frontiers Centers.
- Three faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2013 fellows of the National Academy of Sciences. Eduardo Fradkin, Martin Gruebele and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced by the academy on April 30.
- Professor Gruebele has been chosen to be featured in a faculty profile in the upcoming textbook Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, & Kinetics by Andrew Cooksy.
- Gruebele group member Max Prigozhin and Burke group member Junqi Li have been named the recipients of a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship, the International Student Research Fellowship.
- Martin Gruebele has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a Fellow of the AAAS, he joins the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
- Martin Gruebele and his team of researchers have developed a new technique to study protein dynamics in living cells.
- A new method to induce protein folding by taking the pressure off of proteins is up to 100 times faster than previous methods, and could help guide more accurate computer simulations for how complex proteins fold, according to research by a team of University of Illinois scientists accepted for publication in the journal Nature Methods and posted on the journal's Web site May 31.
- Water molecules and proteins make good dance partners, and LAS scientists have the evidence to back it up.