Bioengineering students and faculty benefit from access to a number of major research facilities at Illinois that support undergraduate and graduate student education and enhance rapid technology transfer from the University to industry.
They also have access to partner institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Carle Clinic, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine for translational research and education opportunities.
Among the world-class resources at Illinois are the following institutes, laboratories, and national centers of excellence:
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Research at the Beckman Institute is focused around four themes: Biological Intelligence, Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction, Integrative Imaging, and Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures.
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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology provides a central infrastructure to unite research and educational training, and attract major research funding and high-caliber scientists and students. Research at the IGB falls under one of three broad programmatic areas: Systems Biology, Cellular and Metabolic Engineering, and Genome Technology.
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National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NCSA provides computing, data, networking, and visualization resources and services that help scientists and engineers across the country better understand our world. The NCSA focuses on four broad areas: Data and Information Science and Technology, Scale Science and Technologies, Collaborative eScience, and Industry.
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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
A multidisciplinary research facility, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory houses advanced equipment to support research in photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. Activities facilitated by the MNTL fall into four primary areas: Optoelectronics and Photonic Systems, Microelectronics for Wireless Communications, Microelectromechanical Systems, and Nanobiosystems.
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Health Care Engineering Systems Center
The Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) provides clinical immersion to engineers and fosters collaborations between engineers and physicians. The aim is to develop new technologies and cyber-physical systems, enhance medical training and practice, and in collaboration with key partners, drive the training of medical practitioners of the future.
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Roy G. Carver Biotechnology Center
Through the core laboratories in genomics and proteomics, the Biotechnology Center provides state-of-the-art research facilities: the Transgenic Mouse Facility, Proteomics Center, and the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics.
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Coordinated Science Laboratory
The Coordinated Science Laboratory is a premier, multidisciplinary research laboratory that focuses on information technology at the crossroads of computing, control, and communications.
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Materials Research Laboratory
The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science. MRL brings together world-class faculty and students in condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and materials science in a highly collaborative research environment.
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