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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor David W. Piston

  • Friday, June 15, 2018

Then: 1993 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Now: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? DP: During my post-doc the lab had invented a new microscopy approach based on two-photon excitation, and I was working on developing it for biological ex ..

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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain Publishes: Harvesting multiple electron–hole pairs generated through plasmonic excitation of Au nanoparticles

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain (UIUC '14) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Multi-electron redox reactions, although central to artificial photosynthesis, are kinetically sluggish. Amidst the search for synthetic catalysts for such processes, plasmonic nanoparticles have been found to catalyse multi-electron reduction of CO2 under visible light. This example motivates the need for a general, insight-driven framework for plasmonic catalysis of such mu ..

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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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#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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#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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2018 Beckman Symposium T-Shirt Design Contest

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

Calling all Current/Past Beckman Awardees & Employees: Put on your artist hat and get creative! Your 2018 Beckman Symposium T-shirt design must include the 40th Anniversary Beckman Foundation logo (shown at left, emailed by request). Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 12 PM Pacific Email Designs to: Symposium@beckman-foundation.org DESIGN RULES: T-shirts can contain up to 3 colors on the front, 3 colors on the back, and 1 color on the sleeve Design s ..

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BYI Peterson publishes on research results

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summary: Using chiral nonlinear spectroscopy, we discover a chiral water superstructure surrounding DNA at ambient conditions. This chiral spine of hydration is templated by the helical structure and provides a direct label-free probe of the solvation shell. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acscentsci.7b00100  ..

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2017 Beckman Young Investigators Selected

  • Friday, May 19, 2017

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announces the selection of the 2017 class of Beckman Young Investigators: Victor Acosta, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico Jeremy Baskin, Ph.D. - Cornell University Pamela Chang, Ph.D. - Cornell University Dan Fu, Ph.D. - University of Washington Erik Grumstrup, Ph.D. - Montana Stata University A. Fatih Sarioglu, Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology Jose Rodriguez, Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles Bo ..

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4 Former BYI Awardees Elected to National Academies

  • Thursday, May 04, 2017

The National Academies elected 84 new members this week, including 4 Beckman Young Investigator award winners and one Beckman Institute Director! Congratulations to: Dr. Jeff Moore, Interim Director, Beckman Institute at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Dr. Phil Baran, Scripps Research Institute Dr. Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Dr. Rachel Wilson, Harvard Medical School http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-mult ..

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