Nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.
- Three chemists rank among the world's most influential on the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List
- An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
- Professor Chad Rienstra, who came to Illinois in 2002, was recently named the John Witt Professor of Chemistry in a ceremony lauding his work in research and teaching. Rienstra’s research into producing high-resolution structures of protein structures through nuclear magnetic resonance technology has driven progress in medicine, especially in brain diseases associated with aging.
- 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.
- Zan Luthey-Schulten is one of this years' 29 National Science Foundation "Understand the Rules of Life" award winnersThe National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the winners of their "Understanding the Rules of Life" awards. These awards fall under two different categories; Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE). Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten received the (RAISE) - Balancing demands of minimal cell award for her research.
- Wilfred van der Donk is one of a collaborative group of chemists whose research has led to an exciting molecular breakthroughA new study, published in Nature Communications, is from research by Wilfred van der Donk and a group of chemists from the University of Illinois and Harvard University.
- Chemistry professor Jefferson Chan, graduate students Chelsea Anorma and Thomas Bearrood, and postdoctoral researcher Jamila Hedhli, developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and mice.
- The Beckman Institute has been publishing a video series called "Future Environments" (#scifutures).
- Zan Luthey-Schulten, Taras Pogorelov, Chad Rienstra, and Martin Burke represent two of 34 teams who have received allocations of computation time on the Blue Waters supercomputer.
- Name: Kyle Shelton. Year: Class of 2016. Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa. Why Illinois? I completed a summer rotation in the chemistry department as an undergrad, and knew it was a really great school where I would be supported as a student throughout my Ph.D.
- Beckman Institute Postodoctoral Fellow James Checco coauthored a paper with, among others, Professor Jonathan Sweedler. The Beckman Institute's article "Unusual Modification of Neuropeptides Play Important Roles in the Central Nervous System" will give you more information about the paper and quotes from its authors.
- The first-of-its-kind Molecule Maker Lab, part of the Medical Maker Lab at Illinois, will empower physician-innovators at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and citizen scientists from around the world, to create molecules on-demand.
- 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).
- Wilfred van der Donk believes universities will lead the fight against bacterial resistance to drugs.
- An efficient way to make small molecules by repeatedly using just one coupling reaction to clip together pre-prepared chemical fragments is going commercial.