Beckman and Campus Calendars
Monday, September 25, 2023
Glucose metabolism is biochemically intertwined between energy metabolism and building block biosynthesis in living cells. It has not been investigated how its metabolic network is designed to govern glucose flux in space and time. Dr. Kyoung will demonstrate how glucosome assemblies behave like liquid droplets in human cells and reversibly respond to environment changes.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Are you on a personal diversity journey, but worry you may say the wrong thing? Let us help! The Cancer Center at Illinois and the Beckman Institute are partnering for a lunch ‘n learn event to discuss Verna Myers' book, “What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People."
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Two graduate students will present their research at the second Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall semester: Saddam Hossain and Aravind Baby. Lunch will be provided to registered attendees. The event takes place Wednesday, October 4 at noon in 5602 Beckman Institute.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Prof. Emery Brown, will speak about "General Anesthesia, Neuromodulation and Altered States of Arousal" at 3 p.m. CST Oct. 5. The talk is part of the annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Dr. Grillot will review the recent findings and prospects on nanostructure based light emitters made with quantum-dot technology. Many applications ranging from silicon-based integrated solutions to quantum information systems will be presented. In addition, Dr. Grillot will strongly highlight the importance of nanotechnologies in industry and society.
Monday, November 6, 2023
Spns lipid transporters are critical for transporting sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and lysolipids across cellular membranes. S1P regulates the growth, survival, and migration of cells with profound proangiogenic effects. In humans, Spns2 acts as the main S1P transporter in endothelial cells, making it a potential drug target for modulating S1P export and signaling.