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From left, graduate student Marcelo Melo, chemistry professor Zaida Luthey-Schulten, postdoctoral researcher Rafael Bernardi  photoZaida Luthey-Schulten and colleagues have built a "computational microscope" that can simulate the atomic and subatomic forces that drive molecular interactions. Their research may be found in Nature Methods. U of I News.
Yiang Diao photoYing Diao is one of 21 recipients nationally of the 2018 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. ChBE News.
John Katzenellenbogen photoJohn Katzenellenbogen receives AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research. He is being honored for his seminal work on the development of chemical and biophysical tools to study the estrogen receptor and also for his outstanding work in developing PET imaging agents. AACR article.
Paul Hergenrother photoPaul Hergenrother received the ACS 2018 George & Christine Sosnosvsky Award for Cancer Research. Chemistry News.
Wilfred van der Donk photoWith the Tavassoli lab, the van der Donk group reported the generation of millions of cyclic peptides to disrupt a protein-protein interaction during HIV infection. U of I News.
Kenneth Suslick photoKenneth Suslick has won the AIC Chemical Pioneer Award for his pioneering research on chemical sensing and molecular recognition and other efforts on sonochemistry and sonolumninescence. Chemistry News.
Thomas Rauchfuss photoThomas Rauchfuss receives ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry. He was cited for leadership crucial to maintaining high standards and advancing inorganic chemistry and for sustained and creative contributions to synthetic inorganic chemistry. ACS national award winners.
Martine Gruebele and Duc Nguyen photoMartin Gruebele, Duc Nguyen and collaborators developed an imaging technique that enables researchers to capture 3D representations of single nanoparticles called quantum dots. U of I News.
Renske van der VeenRenske van der Veen receives a NSF CAREER Award with her proposal 'Ultrafast Imaging and Spectroscopy of Cooperative Phenomena in Photomagnetic Nanomaterials'. MRL News.
Stephen Elledge photoAlumnus, Stephen Elledge (BS, '78, was awarded a 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Chemistry News.

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