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Beckman Researchers Awarded NIH Brain Initiative Grant

Jonathan Sweedler and colleagues have received more than $2 million over three years from the NIH to develop an analytical platform that can lead to new insights in neuroscience and create diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities in treating neurological diseases.

Jonathan Sweedler

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M. Christina White Recipient of the Mukaiyama Award

The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry of Japan makes this award with the purpose of recognizing and encouraging outstanding contributions to synthetic organic chemistry of scientists the age of 45 or younger.

$5 Million Gift Honors Theodore Brown and Arnold Beckman

The gift will establish the Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science.

Theodore Brown, Arnold Beckman and Mabel Beckman touring the emerging Beckman Institute

University of Illinois chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk (left), postdoctoral researcher Kou-San Ju, microbiology professor William Metcalf and their colleagues used genome mining to discover many new natural products quickly and inexpensively.  Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Genome Mining Effort Discovers 19 New Natural Products in Four Years

Wilfred van der Donk and colleagues are able to use genome mining to identify organisms of interest for in-depth analyses.

Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology to Receive $20 Million in Funding Over the Next 5 Years

Catherine Murphy is the PI from the University of Illinois associated with this innovative Center.

Catherine Murphy

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