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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Kang-Kuen Ni on the Cover of Science: Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Kang-Kuen Ni (Harvard University ’15) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Chemical reactions typically proceed via stochastic encounters between reactants. Going beyond this paradigm, we combined exactly two atoms in a single, controlled reaction. The experimental apparatus traps two individual laser-cooled atoms [one sodium (Na) and one cesium (Cs)] in separate optical tweezers and then merges them into one optical dipole trap. S ..

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Congratulations to our 2018 Beckman Young Investigators!

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Since 1990, the Beckman Young Investigator program has given 360 awards totaling more than $98 million. The program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is pleased to welcome 10 new BYIs for 2018: Dmitriy Ar ..

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Beckman Scholar Jared Balik Publishes: High interspecific variation in nutrient excretion within a guild of closely related caddisfly species

  • Friday, May 25, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Jared Balik (Allegheny College '14) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Understanding the amount of variation in functional traits between closely related species within guilds is critical for understanding links between community composition and ecosystem processes. Nutrient excretion is an important link between animals and their environments, and aquatic invertebrate communities can supply a considerable proportion of ecosystem nutrient deman ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Dr. Chad Mirkin

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Then: 1992 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Northwestern University Now: Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? ..

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Beckman Foundation Announces the Final Call for Nominations for the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Six Year Program Provided 3 Million in Support of Transformative Vision Science Research The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced its final call for nominations for the 2019 Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research. The award was established in 2013 to honor and celebrate a decades-long friendship of two remarkable men, Dr. Arnold O. Beckman and Ambassador George L. Argyros, and to celebrate their commitment, dedication and shared vision toward making the world a bette ..

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Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research - Applications Open April 28

  • Thursday, May 03, 2018

FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Beckman - Argyros Award in Vision Research rewards one individual annually who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. Applications open April 28. For full details, visit: http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-arg ..

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Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Anna Simon, PhD, publishes: Exploiting the conformational-selection mechanism to control the kinetics of a "smart" DNA hydrogel

  • Friday, April 27, 2018

Learn more about what 2017 AOB Postdoc Anna Simon (University of Texas Austin) has been working on: ABSTRACT The sequence-specific hybridization and molecular recognition properties of DNA support the construction of stimulus-responsive hydrogels with precisely controlled crosslink geometry. Here we show that, as predicted by the conformational selection mechanism, the response kinetics of such a hydrogel can be tuned over orders of magnitude by modulating the thermodynami ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor Douglas Koshland

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Then: 1991 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Carnegie Institution for Science Now: Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? DK: The idea to have funding that would give me the freedom to pursue a high risk-high gain project. AMBF: What was your research focused on? What were the results? DK: We developed a cytological  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Christopher am Ende: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

Then: 2003 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, University of Delaware Now: Principal Scientist, Chemical Biology and PET Synthesis Lead, Internal Medicine and Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Inc. AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? CAE: Yes, I have always been interested in how things work and would constantly be taking things apart. I was also curious about all things biology and animal related and initially considered pursuing a career as a  ..

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Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Schroeter, PhD, publishes: A Comparison of Common Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Paleoproteomics

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

Learn more about what 2017 AOB Postdoc Elena Schroeter (North Carolina State University) has been working on: ABSTRACT The last two decades have seen a broad diversity of methods used to identify and/or characterize proteins in the archeological and paleontological record. Of these, mass spectrometry has opened an unprecedented window into the proteomes of the past, providing protein sequence data from long extinct animals as well as historical and prehistorical artifacts. Thus ..

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