Science Market Update

$77.4M in Research Funding at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jan 30, 2013

Biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers in Illinois will find a well-funded market of science researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, according to recent NIH and NSF funding statistics. In 2012, the NIH awarded the university $69.7 million in research funding. Of the different bio departments at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the money was distributed as follows:

  • Anatomy/ Cell Biology – 13 awards, $3.4 million
  • Biochemistry – 20 awards, $7.4 million
  • Biostatistics – 1 award, $330,559
  • Microbiology – 13 awards, $3.7 million

In addition to receiving NIH research funding, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received $7.7 million in NSF research funding for bio-related projects alone. The NSF-funded projects cover a number of disciplines within the bio field, including plant genome research, macrosystem biology, evolutionary processes clusters, global systems science, bioinformatics, genetic mechanisms, molecular biophysics, cellular dynamics and function, systems and synthetic biology, and systematics and biodiversity science. We have spotlighted the top five-funded projects below:

Top Five NSF-Funded Research Projects

  • Plant Genome Research Project: The Origin and Evolution of Y Chromosomes in Caricaceae -- $654,882
  • Cross-EF Activities: An Integrative Platform for Research on Environmental Change, Species Discovery and Identification  -- $649,408
  • Macrosystem Biology: Climate Change Impacts on Forest Biodiversity: Individual Risk to Subcontinental Impacts -- $619,668
  • Evolutionary Processes Cluster: The Role of Endoreduplication in Mitigating the Detrimental Effects of Herbivory -- $440,000
  • Behavioral Systems Cluster: Modeling Movement and Survival of Intercontinental Songbird Migrants Crossing the Gulf of Mexico -- $419,741


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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If you are a lab supplier interested in marketing within the well-funded science researcher market at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Urbana-Champaign Bioresearch Product Faire Event on May 1, 2013. Last year, the Urbana-Champaign BioResearch Product Faire Event was visited by 356 attendees. Of those attending, 76 were purchasing agents, professors, and post docs, and 30 were lab managers. The attendees came from 36 different research buildings and 43 departments around campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and event-planning company. We run trade shows and events at top research institutions across the country. Science researchers love our events because they are able to discuss their latest research projects and learn about new products and services while enjoying a free, catered lunch. The convenience of our trade shows being on campus and only a short walk away makes attending our shows all the more attractive.

Exhibitors love our trade shows because we provide a place where they can easily and economically network with lab suppliers and meet researchers. The well-funded universities at which we run our trade shows provide an advantageous market of buyers of lab supplies. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s professional services and casual atmosphere make it easy to discuss your company’s newest technologies and supplies with hundreds of researchers, all in the space of a few short hours.

For more information on our Urbana-Champaign Bioresearch Product Faire Event or to view more funding statistics for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, click on the button below. If you’re interested in attending a trade show closer to home, we encourage you to check out our 2013 calendar of events.

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