Beckman Institute Calendar (Master)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of science communication from Lexie Kesler, an outreach and communications specialist at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

  • Emily Jacobs
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Sex hormones are powerful neuromodulators of learning and memory. Dr. Jacobs highlights recent findings from her lab suggesting that neuroendocrine factors rapidly and dynamically influence the human brain over the lifecourse.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

  • Miniature Brain Machinery. Understanding the Brain: Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Engineering and Deciphering of Miniature Brain Machinery
    • 4:00 pm
    • 2269 Beckman Institute

    Todd Coleman, Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University, will lecture on “Monitoring and modulating nervous systems in the brain and visceral organs” at 4:00 pm in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom September 28, 2022. One of our MBM trainees will give an introduction.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of human subjects research from Jennifer Ford, an assistant director in the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects.

  • Dr.Kato
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Information flow in the cortex is classically considered as feedforward-hierarchical computation. However, recent findings have started to reveal rather parallel and distributed processing. Dr. Kato will discuss his team's work studying parallel sensory pathways across the primary and higher auditory cortices in extracting complex sound features.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

  • Aerial photo of Beckman Institute's south side, with text reading: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Graduate Student Seminar Series
    • 12:00 pm
    • 1005 Beckman Institute and Zoom

    Two graduate students will present their research at the second Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2022 semester: Winnie Chung, psychology; and Abhiroop Mishra, materials science and engineering. The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 5 at noon. Register in advance to attend in person or on Zoom.

  • Miniature Brain Machinery. Understanding the Brain: Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Engineering and Deciphering of Miniature Brain Machinery
    • 4:00 pm
    • 2269 Beckman Institute

    Hee Jung Chung, Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience at Illinois, will lecture on “The role of brain specific tyrosine phosphatase STEP in hippocampal excitability and seizures” at 4:00 pm in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom October 5, 2022. One of our MBM trainees will give an introduction.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

    • 2:00 pm

    Prof. Fei-Fei Li, Stanford Univ., will speak about "From Seeing to Doing: Understanding and Interacting with the Real World." at 2 p.m. CST Oct. 6. The virtual talk is part of the annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science.

Monday, October 10, 2022

  • Petr Sulc
    • 3:00 pm

    Dr. Sulc will present a top-down coarse-grained model, oxDNA, which was specifically designed for simulations of DNA nanotechnology systems, and present examples where it has been used to help design and understand function of DNA, RNA and protein-DNA hybrid nanostructures and processes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Beckman Institute. This image, captured in fall 2021, is a west-facing view of he building's rotunda entrance.
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of laboratory safety from Stephanie Hess, a director in the Division of Research Safety.

  • Richard Betzel
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Brains can be modeled as functional networks, where interregional connections and their weights are estimated as a correlations. Dr. Betzel will present an approach for exactly decomposing these connections (edges) into their time-varying contributions. This approach yields framewise estimates of networks across time and can be used to estimate the novel construct of "edge

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • David Moore
    • 2:30 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 1025-Auditorium

    The liver is crucial for maintaining whole body energy balance. Dr. Moore's lab found FXR and PPARα also regulate processes that are not related to metabolic pathways but are central to liver energy balance. Dr. Moore's presentation will focus on the previously described roles of FXR and PPARα in control of autophagy and recent results on control of liver secretome.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • Beckman exterior at night with the caption "Director's Seminar Series".
    • 12:00 pm

    Marianne Alleyne will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Oct. 13. Alleyne, assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, will be discussing a topic to be decided. The seminar will be a hybrid event held in Beckman, room 1005 and via Zoom. Please indicate whether you will attend virtually or in-person.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Beckman Institute. This image, captured in fall 2021, is a west-facing view of he building's rotunda entrance.
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of animal research from Jiajie Jessica Xu, an assistant director, veterinarian, in the Division of Animal Resources.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Beckman Institute. This image, captured in fall 2021, is a west-facing view of he building's rotunda entrance.
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of radiation safety from Anja Metz, an assistant director and radiation safety officer at the Division of Research Safety.

  • pumpkin being decorated with paint and sequins
    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Garden

    Join the Beckman community for an afternoon of fun while painting pumpkins. Stop in between 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Beckman Institute Garden, located west of the café through the double doors. Decorate a pumpkin for yourself or to be placed the atrium. Pumpkins and painting supplies provided. Faculty, staff and students and postdocs are encouraged to attend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

  • Miniature Brain Machinery. Understanding the Brain: Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Engineering and Deciphering of Miniature Brain Machinery
    • 4:00 pm
    • 2269 Beckman Institute

    Sepideh Sadaghiani, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Illinois, will lecture on “The functional connectome across temporal scales” at 4:00 pm in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom October 26, 2022. One of our MBM trainees will give an introduction. The lecture is free and open to the public courtesy of the Miniature Brain Machinery Program.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Beckman Institute. This image, captured in fall 2021, is a west-facing view of he building's rotunda entrance.
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Receive an overview of data privacy from Phil Reiter, an associate director of privacy at Technology Services at Illinois.

  • Franca Cambi
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Dr. Cambi will focus on the biology of oligodendrocytes and myelin and their role in maintaining axonal and neuronal health in models of neurodegeneration. Dr. Cambi will present data on acute and chronic neurodegeneration post trauma and chronic degenerative diseases.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

  • Beckman exterior at night with the caption "Director's Seminar Series".
    • 12:00 pm
    • 1005 Beckman Institute

    Pengfei Song will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Nov. 3. Song, assistant professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be discussing “In vivo micron-scale deep tissue microvascular imaging with super-resolution ultrasound.” Please indicate virtual or in-person attendance in registration link.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • 12:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute Room 5602

    Learn about data privacy and human subjects research from Sheena Bishop, a privacy analyst at Technology Services at Illinois.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

  • Miniature Brain Machinery. Understanding the Brain: Training the Next Generation of Researchers in Engineering and Deciphering of Miniature Brain Machinery
    • 4:00 pm
    • 2269 Beckman Institute

    Aadeel Akhtar, CEO and Founder of PSYONIC, will lecture on “PSYONIC – Advances in Commercial Sensorimotor Bionic Limbs” November 9 at 4:00 pm in 2269 Beckman Institute and on Zoom. Shannon Berneche, MBM trainee and PhD candidate in Neuroscience, will give an introduction. The lecture is free and open to the public courtesy of the Miniature Brain Machinery Program.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • 12:00 pm

    Receive an overview of data and record management from Stephen Collette, a manager, data and privacy analyst and operations at Technology Services at Illinois.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • Responsible Conduct of Research
    • 12:00 pm

    Receive an overview of privacy law from Dalton Cline, a privacy analyst at Technology Services at Illinois.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

    • 10:00 - 10:30 am
    • Beckman garden, west of the building through the cafe's double doors

    Join Director Nadya Mason and your colleagues this fall for informal conversation and coffee in the Beckman garden, which is west of the building through the café’s double doors. This Gather in the Garden Series will be from 10-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday through the fall semester.

  • The Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Beckman Institute. This image, captured in fall 2021, is a west-facing view of he building's rotunda entrance.
    • 12:00 pm

    Receive an overview of data privacy and application development from Aaron Collie, a manager, privacy engineer at Technology Services at Illinois.