We are pleased to announce that two Biophysics faculty members: Martin Gruebele and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences! Congratulations! For more information about Professors Gruebele and Hammes-Schiffer, please visit the U of Illinois News Bureau site.
We are pleased to announce that Hong Jin, Thomas Kuhlman, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Steve Zimmerman have recently joined the Biophysics faculty.
The Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology now has a Giving Page! If you would like to make a donation to the program, please go to: http://biophysics.illinois.edu/giving.html.
The application deadline has been extended to 11pm CST on January
The application deadline for Fall 2013 is this Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11pm CST!
A memorial service for Professor and Biophysics Director Bob Clegg has been announced and will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, beginning at 4:00pm (remarks begin at 4:30) on the 2nd floor of the Levis Center. The Levis Center is located at 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana. (http://union.illinois.edu/levis/GettingHere.html).
There will be an opportunity for those in attendance who are interested to say a few words about Bob. Please contact the Biophysics Office if you would like to be included in the program.
Please pass this message along to those who may not have heard of Bob's passing. He has touched many lives over the years and I want to reach as many of those people as possible.
Bob's obituary was listed in the News-Gazette earlier this week. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that our beloved director, Robert "Bob" Clegg, passed away Monday night (October 15, 2012) from complications due to cancer. He was surrounded by his family and died peacefully. He was a wonderful man who will truly be missed. Memorial plans are pending at this time.
The Molecular Biophysics Training Grant Symposium will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012, at the Beckman Institute, from 9:00am - 4:30pm. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Julie Biteen from the University of Michigan. Bioengineering Professor Princess Imoukhuede will be giving the new faculty talk.
Please visit the MBTG Symposium page for more details including the schedule of events. Pizza will be provided.
We are sad to report that Biophysics Emeritus Professor Howard Ducoff passed away on August 28, 2012. He was one of the early Biophysics faculty on campus and authored the History section of this site. Memorials may be made in his honor to the U of I Department of Physiology Howard S Ducoff Award for Best Senior Thesis.
We are pleased to announce that Sua Myong and Saurabh Sinha have joined the Biophysics faculty.
Biophysics Professor Emeritus Govindjee has received a Fulbright Specialists Grant to lecture, to research, and participate in workshops at the University of Indore and of Hyderabad, India this October. His research topic is "Photosynthesis and Bioenergy".
Biophysics Associate Professor Sheng Zhong has been selected as a 2012 Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow for his work on the study of cellular differentation and evolution via a systems biology approach.
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K-12 Outreach program organized by Biophysics students!