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April 20, 2017

 
 
 
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Call for Proposals: Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Funding Program

The Carle Illinois Collaborative Research Seed Funding Program welcomes research proposals from a broad array of disciplines and clinical areas. This round of funding will focus on four priority areas: population health, imaging, data analytics, and rural health. In these areas the aim is to:

  • Foster collaboration between Carle clinicians and Illinois researchers
  • Support innovative approaches to the challenges facing clinical care
  • Promote opportunities to improve positive health outcomes
  • Enable collaborators to acquire preliminary data for a subsequent external collaborative grant application
  • Stimulate significant external research or clinical trial funding from either government or corporate sources

All proposals must include a lead investigator from both Carle and from Illinois, with the expectation that projects reflect a true collaborative partnership (i.e., investigators from both institutions play significant and essential roles). More information, including eligibility guidelines, selection criteria, proposal preparation, and how to submit your proposal can be found here. The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 28, 2017.

 
 
 

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

 
 
 
 Faculty Seminar Poster
 

Cancer Community at Illinois Faculty Seminar, May 4

The Cancer Community at Illinois Faculty Seminar Series will hold the final session of the semester on Thursday, May 4.

Thursday, May 4 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC), Room 1232
(HCESC is in the lower level of the North Campus Parking Deck Building at 1206 W Clark Street, Urbana, IL)

The May speakers are:

  • John Erdman (Food Science and Human Nutrition)
    •    “Impact of Dietary Lycopene or Tomato Consumption on Prostate Cancer Risk”
  • Barbara Fiese (Family Resiliency Center)
    •    “Nutritional Challenges for Cancer Survivors: Food Security as a Potential Pathway
  • William O'Brien (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    •    “Quantitative Ultrasound: Early Detection and Translation
  • William Helferich (Nutritional Sciences)
    •    “Soy Components and Breast Cancer—A Double-Edged Sword

Advance registration is requested at go.illinois.edu/CancerLectureSeries.

 
 
 

Tissue and Microenvironment (TiMe) Day, May 15

The inaugural Tissue and Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Day will be held at the Beckman Institute, Rom 5602, on May 15. from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Speakers inlcude:

  • Bruce Wheeler, University of Florida
  • Chandrajit Bajaj, UT Austin
  • David Beebe, University of Wisconsin
  • Peter So, MIT

Registration and more information is available here.

 
 
 

Carle Cancer Research Update Meeting

Join the discussion at the Carle Cancer Research Update Meeting. This week Dr. Shuming Nie, a BioE GEBI candidate, will present “Bioengineering and Nanotechnology: New Opportunities in Image-Guided Cancer Diagnostics and Surgery.” Lunch is not served, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch if you would like.

TOPIC:

"Bioengineering and Nanotechnology: New Opportunities in Image-Guided Cancer Diagnostics and Surgery"

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Shuming Nie
A BioE GEBI Candidate

DATE:

April 21, 2017
Noon-12:30 p.m. CST

WHERE:

Carle Cancer Center/MBCI-2nd Floor
Houseworth Conference Room

 
 
 

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
 
 

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative posted by Department of Defense

The Department of Defense's MURI program addresses high risk basic research and attempts to understand or achieve something that has never been done before. The program was initiated over 25 years ago and it has regularly produced significant scientific breakthroughs with far reaching consequences to the fields of science, economic growth, and revolutionary new military technologies. Key to the program’s success is the close management of the MURI projects by Service program officers and their active role in providing research guidance. The DoD agencies will not issue paper copies of this announcement. The DoD agencies involved in this program reserve the right to select for award all, some or none of the proposals submitted in response to this announcement. The DoD agencies provide no funding for direct reimbursement of proposal development costs. Technical and cost proposals (or any other material) submitted in response to this FOA will not be returned. It is the policy of the DoD agencies to treat all proposals as competition sensitive information and to disclose their contents only for the purposes of evaluation.

White Paper Deadline: July 17, 2017

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2017

More Info

 
 
 

IN THE NEWS

 
 
 
 University of Illinois researchers developed a method to detect and map DNA methylation, which can be a sign of cancer, by threading the DNA through a tiny hole in a thin sheet of conductive material with a current running through it.  Image by Aditya Sarathy
 University of Illinois researchers developed a method to detect and map DNA methylation, which can be a sign of cancer, by threading the DNA through a tiny hole in a thin sheet of conductive material with a current running through it. Image by Aditya Sarathy
 

Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study by University of Illinois researchers describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign of cancer, with unprecedented resolution. The method threads DNA strands through a tiny hole, called a nanopore, in an atomically thin sheet of material with an electrical current running through it. The study was published in the inaugural issue of the journal npj 2D Materials and Applications, a new journal from Nature Press.

Read the full story here.

 
 
 

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