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University of Illinois chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother, right, and veterinary clinical medicine professor Timothy Fan tested an anti-cancer compound in pet dogs that is now being used in human clinical trials.  Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Human Trials of Cancer Drug PAC-1 Continue With New Investment

Clinical trials of an anti-cancer drug developed by Paul Hergenrother to potentially aid in the treatment of glioblastoma are expanding with the help of an anonymous investor.

Paul Hergenrother Recipient of the 2106 UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry

Hergenrother received this prestigious biennial award for his outstanding contributions to chemical biology and anticancer drug discovery.

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Prof. Catherine Murphy presents Melinda Sindoro the 2016 Klemperer  Dissertation AwardAward in Materials Chemistry

Melinda Sindoro Wins 2016 Klemperer Award

Each year a graduate student active in materials chemistry research is awarded this award for outstanding research in the area.

Optoelectronic Nose Finding Many Uses

The Suslick group's low cost sensors are being used to protect valuable artwork and for biomedical purposes. A sensor they have in development can potentially be a help to authorities in detecting explosives in public areas.

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11 Chemistry students win National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships

Prof. So Hirata this year launched a semester-long grant writing course that focuses primarily on the GRF – the first course of its kind on campus.

Jeff Moore Named Interim Director of Beckman Institute

A Beckman faculty member since 1994, Moore's term will begin April 16th, with the goal to have a permanent person in place by January 2017.

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