News Archive

News articles that explain our results to the broader scientific community and the general public. The names of students who have done the work are also given.

"Faculty members garner honors and recognition during International Year of Chemistry " pdf (38 KB)
UChicago News, Apr. 18th, 2011

"Rustem is identified as one of the top 100 chemists over the past 10 years (2000-2010) " pdf (65 KB)

"2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalists" pdf (154 KB)
students: Feng Shen and Wenbin Du

"NIH ramps up Human Microbiome Projects" pdf (68 KB)
NIH news, Sep. 7th, 2010
students: all

"Screening in One Sweep using the Slipchip" pdf (608 KB)
Angwandte Chemie-International Edition, Highlights/lab-on-a-chip, 2010, 49:2-5
students: Liang Li, Wenbin Du, Weishan Liu, Delai Chen, Kevin Nichols

"SlipChip performs PCR" pdf (46 KB)
Chemical Biology, July 20th, 2010, Highlights
students: Feng Shen, Wenbin Du, Jason E. Kreutz, Alice Fok

"Exploiting elephants in the room" pdf (195 KB)
Nature, 2010, 464, 839-840, News and views
students: Jason E. Kreutz, Anton Shukhaev, Wenbin Du, Sasha Druskin

"Emerald BioSystems Plug Maker wins ALA 2010 New Product Award" pdf (283 KB)
January 26th, 2010
students: all

"SlipChip serves up protein crystals" pdf (46 KB)
Chemistry World, December 22nd, 2009
students: Liang Li, Wenbin Du and Kevin P.Nichols

"Detaining bacteria - New tool locks microbes in tiny spaces to study how they communicate" pdf (17 KB)
Chemical & Engineering News, July 8, 2009
students: James Q. Boedicker, Meghan E. Vincent

"Culturing rare microbes" pdf (44 KB)
Chemical Biology, June 1st, 2009
students: Weishan Liu, Hyun Jung Kim , Elena M. Lucchetta , Wenbin Du

"Microbes need their space" pdf (438 KB)
ACS Chemical Biology, 2009, 4(1): 9
students: Hyun Jung Kim, James Q. Boedicker, Jang Wook Choi

"‘Chemistrode’ to aid in study of biological processes" pdf (67 KB)
Chicago Chronicle, Nov. 10, 2008
students: Delai Chen, Wenbin Du, Ying Liu, Weishan Liu

"Delivering more than charge" pdf (74 KB)
Science, Editors' Choice, Nov. 14, 2008
students: Delai Chen, Wenbin Du, Ying Liu, Weishan Liu

"Microfluidics: Introducing the chemistrode" pdf (40 KB)
Nature Chemistry, Research highlights, Nov. 14, 2008
students: Delai Chen, Wenbin Du, Ying Liu, Weishan Liu

"Design advances improve spatial and temporal resolution of plug-based devices" pdf (101 KB)
Nov. 3, 2008, C&EN, p. 12
students: Delai Chen, Wenbin Du, Ying Liu, Weishan Liu

"Faster superbug detection" pdf (291 KB)
Chemical Biology, news, August, 2008, B58
students: James Q. Boedicker, Liang Li, Timothy R. Kline

"2008 ACS national award winners" pdf (116 KB)
Analytical Chemistry, news, April 1, 2008, 2281

"Merging chemistry and microfluidics to study complex biological networks" pdf (300 KB)
Analytical Chemistry, news, April 1, 2008, 2275
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Elena M. Lucchetta, Jessica M. Price

"Chipping in to microfluidics " pdf (5207KB)
September, 2007, Physics World
students: all

"Four University of Chicago scientists receive $8 million in innovation awards from National Institutes of Health" pdf (132KB)
September 18, 2007, University of Chicago News
students: all

"NIH Director Invests in Innovation, New Investigators" pdf (32KB)
September 18, 2007, NIH News
students: all

"Mimicking Biological Systems" pdf (104KB)
September 10, 2007, C&EN,  p.14-19
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Microfluidic Devices" pdf (164KB)
Thomson Essential Science Indicators, September, 2007, special topic
students: All

"Making sense of complexity" pdf (459KB)
Chemical Technology, 2007, 4, T29, Interview
students: All

"Shape of Things" pdf (1018KB) html
ACS Chem. Bio., 2007, 2, 362, Spotlights
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Feng Shen

"Multimedia Gallery- Image" pdf (62KB)
May, 2007, NSF News
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Feng Shen

"Accolades" pdf (24KB)
May 10th, 2007, Unviersity of Chicago Chronicle
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Blood Work" pdf (60KB)
May/June, 2007, Unviersity of Chicago Magazine
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Sensitive to Shape" pdf(342KB)
Nature, 2007, 446, 834-835, Research Highlights
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Feng Shen

"PNAS Announces 2006 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients" pdf (18KB)
Feb. 22, 2007, The National Academies News
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Microfluidics begins to realize its potential" pdf (564KB)
Nanotoday, 2007, 2, 16, research news
students: Liang Li, Debarshi Mustafi, Qiang Fu, Delai Chen

"A hybrid microfluidic system for screening and optimization" pdf (68KB)
Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 791, news
students: Liang Li, Debarshi Mustafi, Qiang Fu, Delai Chen

"Microfluidics Gives Boost to Protein Crystallization Studies" pdf (93KB)
January 19, 2007, Lab on a Chip news
students: Liang Li, Debarshi Mustafi, Qiang Fu, Delai Chen

"Probing complex biological systems with simple chemistry" pdf (87KB)
Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 22, bio sphere
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Quick route to crystals" pdf (336 KB)
Nature, 2007, 445, 4-5, Research Highlights
students: Liang Li, Cory Gerdts, Debarshi Mustafi, Qiang Fu, Delai Chen

"The shape of things" pdf (343 KB)
January, 2007, Nature Methods, Vol.4 No.1, Technology Feature
students: Liang Li, Cory Gerdts, Debarshi Mustafi, Qiang Fu, Delai Chen

"Novel Laboratory Model Reveals Clues To How Blood Starts Clotting" pdf (96KB) html
October 30, 2006, Medical News Today
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Blood clotting model" pdf (31KB) html
October 23, 2006, C&EN, p. 15
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Novel Laboratory Model Reveals Clues To How Blood Starts Clotting" pdf (78KB)
October 17, 2006, NSF News
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen 

"University of Chicago team successfully uses chemistry to predict the dynamics of clotting in human blood: Microfluidics
technique could find medical-diagnostic applications"
pdf (47 KB)
October 16, 2006, the Unviersity of Chicago News Office
students: Christian J. Kastrup, Matthew K. Runyon, Feng Shen

"Lab on a chip overcomes splitting headache" pdf (35 KB) html
Chemical Technology, 2006, 18th Aug, News
students: David N. Adamson, Debarshi Mustafi, John Zhang, Bo Zheng

"Testing Reactions on the Microgram Scale" pdf (120 KB)
Analytical Chemistry, 2006, 78, 2084, News
students: Takuji Hatakeyama, Delai Chen

"Optimizing Medicinal Chemistry With Microfluidics and Mass Spectroscopy" pdf (99 KB) html
Feburary 27, 2006, National Cancer Institute, Nanotech News
students: Takuji Hatakeyama, Delai Chen

"Microfluidics: Mini lab makes frugal tests" pdf (380 KB)
Nature, 2006, 439, 766-767. Research Highlights
students: Takuji Hatakeyama, Delai Chen

"Analyzing Networks in Embryos" pdf (104 KB)
October 1, 2005, Analytical Chemistry, p. 379 A
student: Elena Lucchetta

"Protein crystal nucleation in droplets" pdf (295 KB)
Lab Chip, 2005, 5, 917-921. Research Highlights.
students: Delai Chen and Cory Gerdts

"NIH funds Center to Advance Protein Structure Determination" pdf (48 KB)
July 1, 2005, Press Release

"Protein Structure Initiative Advances to Rapid Production Phase" pdf (184 KB)
July 1, 2005, NIGMS News and Events

"Microfluidic investigation of fruit fly development" pdf (208 KB)
July 1, 2005, Analytical Chemistry, p. 240 A
student: Elena Lucchetta

"A microfluidic peptide array" pdf (208 KB)
July 1, 2005, Analytical Chemistry, p. 241 A
student: Michelle Bringer

"Living Patterns: Biological pattern formation serves as model of complex reaction networks" pdf (1164 KB)
May 23, 2005, C&EN, p. 39-40
student: Elena Lucchetta

"Fruit Fly Development Runs Hot and Cold" pdf (196 KB)
April 28, 2005, Howard Hughs Medical Institute News
student: Elena Lucchetta

"Making Fruit Fly Development Run Hot and Cold" pdf (167 KB)
April 27, 2005, AScribe Newswire
student: Elena Lucchetta

"Chemistry Probing Life" pdf (122 KB)
September 27, 2004, C&EN,  p.3
students: all

"Technology Review magazine names Rustem Ismagilov one of world's top young innovators, his third recognition in one month" pdf (163 KB)
September 20, 2004, The University of Chicago News Office
students: all

"ACS 2005 National Award Winners"pdf (111 KB)
August 23, 2004, C&EN
students: all

"Optimizing Protein Crystallization for Low-Volume Solutions" pdf (731 KB)
August 2004, CEP magazine, p. 12
students: Bo Zheng, Ph. D., Joshua Tice, Spencer Roach

"Microfluidics solves the haemostasis puzzle"pdf (212 KB)
May 2004, Nature Materials, 3: 280
students: Matthew Runyon, Bethany Johnson-Kerner

"Modeling BloodVessel's Band-Aid" pdf (35 KB)
March 8, 2004, C&EN, p. 10
students: Matthew Runyon, Bethany Johnson-Kerner

"Chemistry professor receives three-year Beckman grant"pdf (95 KB)
May 15, 2003, The University of Chicago Chronicle
students: all

"Chemistry Flows Like Clockwork"pdf(40 KB)
February 24, 2003, C&EN, p. 5
students: Helen Song, Joshua Tice

"Screening protein crystallization conditions" pdf (212 KB)
2003, LOC, 3 (4): 53N
students: Bo Zheng, Ph. D., Spencer Roach

"Ismagilov named 2002 Searle Scholar" pdf (86 KB)
August 15, 2002, The University of Chicago Chronicle
students: all

"Chemistry professor receives Dreyfus" pdf (82 KB)
November 1, 2001, The University of Chicago Chronicle
students: all