Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

The Beckman Institute is an interdisciplinary-research institute named after scientist and philanthropist Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004). It is famous for imaging and other research. At 313,000 square feet (29,100 m), it is among the largest interdisciplinary research facilities. It is affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology was conceived in 1983 as part of a plan to develop multidisciplinary research between Engineering and the Life Sciences. The primary facility for the Beckman Institute was conceived of in 1984 by grace of a gift of $40 million (87 million 2011 dollars) from Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, and completed in 1989. Today the Beckman Institute is made up of 600 researchers from over 40 different University departments and is home to 13 research groups. The Beckman Institute focuses on research in four main themes, Biological Intelligence, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction, Integrative Imaging, and Molecular & Electronic Nanostructures.

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Oncology & Cancer

Researchers use deep learning to enhance cancer diagnostic tools

Yi "Edwin" Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and member of the Beckman Institute's Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory headed by Stephen Boppart, explored ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists define safe protocol for EEG-fMRI imaging

A team of psychologists and neuroscientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology led by assistant professor of psychology Sepideh Sadaghiani and graduate student Maximillian Egan published a study ...

Health

Keep your friends close, cortisol levels low for life

Directing a meeting, dialing up an old acquaintance, dictating the perfect tuna salad sandwich across a drive-through window. For business and for pleasure, human beings are in constant communication.

Radiology & Imaging

MRI expertise aids research on hemodialysis therapy patients

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology were part of a collaborative effort to investigate a new strategy to manage sodium levels in patients with kidney failure who were undergoing hemodialysis ...

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