The New and Improved 2016 edition of Cindy's Guide to Living (cheaply) in Champaign-Urbana is now available! Feel free to download the pdf located on our Resources page. Enjoy!
We are pleased to announce, though belatedly, that Professor Satish Nair has graciously agreed to serve as Interim Director of the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology.
Please join us in welcoming our three newest faculty members: Associate Professor Rutilio "Rudy" Fratti and Assistant Professor Erik Procko from the Department of Biochemistry, and Ting Lu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering!
Congratulations to Biophysics student Noah Trebesch, who has won a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Noah was one of 31 graduate students on the U of Illinois campus to be awarded this honor. This year 2000 recipients were chosen from approximately 17K applicants. Noah joins the ranks of a handful of other outstanding Biophysics students who have received this award. Congrats on this great achievement!
For 2015, the Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4th in the world for engineering/technology, and 21st in life sciences and agriculture! Reuter's list of the 100 Top Innovative Universities ranks the University of Illinois system (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield) as 21st in the world! Quite impressive.
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.
Biophysics program receives high ranking.