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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.

Collaborative Paper Published by Professors Kai Zhang and Dipanjan Pan

The labs of Professors Kai Zhang and Dipanjan Pan recently published a collaborative paper investigating the use of carbon dots with induced surface oxidation for imaging at single-particle level. The full paper is avaialble here

A Grad Student's Perspective on Planning a Networking Event

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign graduate student Shriyaa Mittal shares her experience planning and hosting a Biophysical Society-sponsored networking event with five other graduate students. 

Biophysics Graduate Student Awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

Anda Trifan has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Created in the early 1990’s, the program was developed to meet the nation’s growing need for science and technology professionals with advanced computer skills. Congratulations, Anda!

BiOP Graduate Student Receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF)

Kevin Cheng has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). Congratulations, Kevin!

Emeritus Professor Leads Research in AI

Molecular and Integrative Physiology Emeritus Professor Rhanor Gillette developed an artificially intelligent (AI) ocean predator. The “Cyberslug” reacts to food and responds to the real-life predator in the same way that the real predator reacts. The animal the cyberslug was based on is the slug Pleurobanchaea californica. READ MORE


BiOP Graduate Student Recognized

Kevin Cheng has been selected for campus-wide recognition by the Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).  Kevin will be presented a certificate of achievement at the upcoming DEI'S Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence ceremony and reception.  Recipients are nominated by their units based on academic, teaching or service achievements. 

BIOP Prof named University Scholar

Biophysics Professor Saurabh Sinha has been named University Scholar for 2018.  He is one of six on the Urbana campus who are being recognized for their "excellence in teaching, scholarship and service".  Congratulations, Saurabh!

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