This edition of ISTC Catalyst is focused on biosecurity and defense. Natural disasters, infectious diseases and foodborne contaminents have the potential to threaten our quality-of-life and endanger the nation’s biosecurity. Researchers in Illinois are advancing products and techniques that address some of our most pressing biosecurity concerns. From testing food toxicology levels to identifying protein structures, Illinois-based research institutions are safeguarding the nation’s food supply and discovering biodefense antibiotics. Advancements made in the lab not only enhance our biosecurity, but they also create products with everyday applications that protect consumers and create therapies that defend against biohazards. Please read on to learn more about these advancements in research and development that are enhancing our biosecurity and defense.

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Doing the Impossible:Recycling Nuclear Waste at Argonne National Laboratory


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Illinois Research, Development and Innovation Day in Washington

November 15, 2011

Please join us for lunch and a reception to celebrate Illinois’ contributions to research, development and innovation.

Representatives from Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Eli Lilly and Eaton Electrical will visit the Capitol to celebrate Illinois’ contributions to research, development and innovation.

Click here for more information and to learn about our panel disscussions: Energy and Materials Research, and Excellence in Collaboration:Federal Laboratories in Illinois.