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Govindjee Pays Tribute to His Mentor Eugene I. Rabinowitch

Govindjee paid tribute to his mentor Eugene I. Rabinowitch in an article recently published by Photosynthesis Research. "He was frst, and foremost, a great human being, a friend to all, a top leader in science, and a person who constantly thought and strived for peace in this world," said Govindjee in describing Rabinowitch. Read full article here

Graduate Spotlight: Alexander Moffett

Alex Moffett graduated with a PhD in Biophysics and Quantitative Biology in August 2019. For the past five years, he had been researching how plants use the growth hormone brassinosteroids to control the growth of their cells.

Defne Gorgun Receives Outstanding Short-Form Student Oral Presentation Award

Congratulations to PhD candidate Defne Gorgun for receiving the Outstanding Short-Form Student Oral Presentation (Blitz Talk) Award at the 1st MCB Retreat! Kudos to her advisor Professor Emad Tajkhorshid!

Govindjee's Photosynthesis Museum

Not only has plant biology professor emeritus Govindjee made key contributions to the scientific understanding of photosynthesis, but he has also maintained his own photosynthesis museum where he collected a significant amount of artifacts, papers, books, and photographs related to  photosynthesis research. Read full article HERE

Biophysics Researcher Investigates Means to Control the Conformation of DNA Molecules in Nanopores

Sequencing the human genome allows for better understanding of genetic variations at the molecular level, such as the relationships among diseases, inheritance, and individuality. It increases the ability to take preemptive actions prior to disease development or to adopt treatments for diseases that have not yet been diagnosed.

Shriyaa Mittal Receives Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Graduate College’s Fellowship Board has completed its review of nominations for the 2019 Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition. Forty-five departments from across campus submitted a total of 78 nominations and, of those, 18 nominations from 18 departments were selected for awards.  Biophysics and Quantitative Biology student Shriyaa Mittal was one of the 18 awardees.

Shashank Pant Named 2019 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow

Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology PhD candidate Shashank Pant was among seven graduate students named 2019 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows.

Biophysics Faculty Designs the First Artificial Catalyst to Reduce Sulfite with Similar Activity to the Natural Enzyme

Mitigating the environmental damage caused by contaminants such as nitrate, perchlorate, arsenate, and other similar compounds has been historically hindered by scientists’ inability to reduce sulfite.

Graduate Spotlight: Marcelo C. R. Melo

Marcelo C. R. Melo has recently graduated with a doctoral degree from the Biophysics and Quantitative Biology program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

IBS Hosts Biophysics Graduate Research and Networking Symposium

Students in Illinois’ Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology program gathered to showcase and share their research at the Biophysics Graduate Research and Networking Symposium on Tuesday, October 30th at the Illini Union. The event, hosted by the Illinois Biophysics Society (IBS), featured research poster presentations by graduate students, a scientific image contest, and presentations by faculty focused on their respective scientific journeys.

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