Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Advanced Computational Workshop

MAY 6–10, 2024
Urbana, Illinois

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Advancing knowledge about cells

The NSF Science and Technology Center for Quantitative Cell Biology will create whole-cell models to transform our understanding of how cells function. With cutting-edge imaging and simulation tools, the center will advance the study of healthy and diseased cells; accelerate research into gene expression, metabolism, and division; and share science with communities of all ages through a partnership with the popular computer game Minecraft.

Model and minecraft model of minimal cells
Yeast model

A new paradigm

We're forging a new scientific understanding of the cell that will have implications for human health, photosynthesis, evolution, and more.

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