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.
Watch and Listen:
- Food Safety and Toxicology Research at the University of Illinois
- Argonne National Laboratory Forecasts the Fallout from Natural Disasters
- University of Illinois Partner in $9.6M Grant to Bolster Food Security in India
- Illinois-Based Ag-Defense Systems Inc. Wins Competition with Plan to Protect from Food Contamination
- Illinois-based National Pasteurized Eggs Inc, Uses Innovative Technology to Advance Food Safety
- Silliker Invests in State-of-the-Art Food Testing Laboratory in Crete, IL
- ADM Partners with University of Illinois to Found Institute to Reduce Global Postharvest Loss of Grains, Oilseeds
- Researchers at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research Uncover Genetic Link to Cattle Diseases
- Pentagon Provides Funding for Biodefense Antibiotics
- Current Biodefense Initiatives: University of Illinois Medical Center
- Researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory Determine the Structure of Over 100 Proteins at the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases
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.