Register at go.illinois.edu/CompGenCancerWorkshop by March 1, 2018
Finalists will be selected from auditions to perform live at Sing for the Health of It! on Thursday, April 5 at Champaign’s City Center when our community comes together for some serious fundraising fun! The winner will receive a weekend trip to the musical capital of America, Nashville, TN.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2p to 5p Krannert Center for the Performing Arts FOR MORE details and sign-up information prairiedragonpaddlers.org
Cancer. The word can evoke fear in anyone, and its diagnosis can come like a thief in the night. The American Cancer Society reports that nearly 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes. While many strides have been made in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, the 21st century promises to deliver a significant leap forward. And all signs point to engineering being at the center of those advances.
The good news is that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a critical mass of researchers—both in natural sciences and engineering—committed to leading the way in finding next generation solutions to cancer and other medical challenges.
Last summer, the University opened the Cancer Center at Illinois, an interdisciplinary collaborative center directed by Rohit Bhargava, Founder Professor in Bioengineering. The Center brings together more than 90 faculty members plus undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers from across campus, to pursue cancer-related research.
Roy Dar, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering “Engineering Fluctuations in Gene Expression for Biasing Cell-Fate Decisions”
Dipanjan Pan, Associate Professor, Bioengineering “In Silico to In Vivo Molecularly Targeted Imaging and Therapy for Liver Cancer”
Paul Hergenrother, Professor, Chemistry “Traversing the Valley of Death in Anticancer Drug Discovery”