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Fengjiao Zhang and Ying Diao photoPostdoctoral researcher Fengjiao Zhang and Professor Ying Diao developed devices for sensing disease markers in breath. U of I News Bureau.
Pictured, back row: Chemistry professor Martin Burke, undergraduate students James Fan and Chris Nardone. Front row: graduate students Anna SantaMaria, Anthony Grillo, and Alexander Cioffi.The Martin Burke group and collaborators have developed molecular prosthetics, small molecules that can treat protein deficiencies. These have the potential to treat incurable diseases such as anemias and cystic fibrosis. LAS News. Cosmos.
Researchers converted a compound that kills gram-positive bacteria into a broad-spectrum antibiotic that also kills gram-negative microbes. The converted molecule is 6DNM-amine, pictured.Through modifying a drug used against gram-positive bacteria, the Hergenrother group found a much needed broad-spectrum antibiotic. They did so using multi-approach methods of computation, screening and modification of natural product libraries. UIUC News Bureau.
SCS undergraduates Jerome Davis, Dongkwan Lee, and Kang Yong Loh, were awarded Beckman Institute Awards to do summer research. Ashley Lenhart received a Janssen Family Undergraduate Research Award, and Michael Jorgensen was awarded a Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition Award. LAS News.
Prashant Jain photoPrashant Jain has won a 2017 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award. This award is given each year to a very few of the faculty on campus whose contributions were truly exceptional in terms of quality of work and overall achievement. .
Jeffrey Moore photoJeffrey Moore, the Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry, a professor of materials science and engineering, and a long-time Beckman faculty member, has been named director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. LAS News.
Prashant Jain photoPrashant Jain was chosen as the Kavli Foundation Emerging Lecturer for the Fall 2017 ACS meeting. This lecture is a high profile, general audience lecture that highlights one of the top young chemists in the United States.
Alison Fout photoAlison Fout was one of 13 to receive a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Her project is "Ligand Influences on Base Metals for Multi-Electron Reactions"

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