Congratulations to our Biophysics graduates, many of whom participated in the May 17 convocation. We are very proud of you and wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees recently approved a name change for the Center. Henceforth, we shall be known as the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology. The new name will allow us to broaden our scope beyond the fields of biophysics and computational biology to include computational genomics, systems biology, quantitative proteomics, and synthetic biology - areas not traditionally associated with biophysics and computational biology.
On April 22nd, Biophysics Professor Taekjip Ha was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2015. On April 28th, it was announced that he has also been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Congratulations on these prestigious honors!
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Diwakar Shukla, and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Kai Zhang, were recently elected to the Biophysics faculty. Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty members!
Biophysics student Amanda Marciel (Schroeder lab) was awarded the First Place Poster Prize at the 2015 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting! Her poster "Template-directed Synthesis of Structurally Defined Branched Polymer Architectures” was selected from 171 contributors in
Biophysics program receives high ranking.