Important updates on research continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak

Instructions for principal investigators who lead on-campus research teams and laboratories and for directors of on-campus research facilities.

Creating Capacity

UChicago researchers and scholars transform the way we see the world. The Office of Research and National Laboratories provides comprehensive support, guidance and resources to help our researchers advance their work, including connections to world-leading researchers and facilities at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Giant Magellan Telescope project.



Virtual colloquium: Single-molecule detection and identification via DNA nanotechnology


June 16, 2021


DNA origami, in which a long scaffold strand is assembled with a large number of short staple strands into parallel arrays of double helices, has proven a powerful method for custom nanofabrication of shapes up to 100 nm in size. Speaker William Shih of Harvard will discuss a strategy, crisscross ultracooperative assembly, that combines all-or-nothing scaffold-dependent initiation of folding with scaffold-independent growth, therefore allowing for sizes unbounded by the length of the scaffold. A major application will be digital counting of molecular analytes.

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Virtual event: Celebrating 75 Years at Argonne National Laboratory: Supercomputers and X-rays


June 28, 2021

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and Argonne National Laboratory are excited to kick off Argonne’s 75th Anniversary Celebration partnership by highlighting Argonne’s numerous accomplishments and giving an in-depth look into some of the five user facilities hosted at Argonne—facilities that feature an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, improve U.S. competitiveness and quality of life, and are used by researchers from around the world.

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Virtual conference: Immunoengineering 2021


June 24, 2021

Polsky Center

Immunoengineering 2021 is a virtual conference hosted by the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering’s Chicago Immunoengineering Innovation Center in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Featuring a star-studded panel of speakers invited from across the world, we will discuss some of the latest developments in the field, including some established industry players and a spotlight on some young ventures working in the area.

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National Laboratories

We manage one of the world’s most preeminent research networks. From historic experiments in nuclear energy, developmental biology, and particle physics to today’s challenges of renewable power, dark matter, and microbial ecology, these institutions have long been at the vanguard of discovery.

Laboratory Safety

Research safety is essential to the responsible conduct of scientific inquiry. Contact the Office of Research Safety for more resources on campus-wise research laboratory safety, user training and information.

UChicago CASE

Learn more about the University of Chicago’s Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering.