The Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers dedicated to achieving international leadership in bioanalytical science by fostering the highest quality research and education in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. Institute researchers, including the director, Susan M. Lunte, develop and use state of the art sampling, separation, detection and characterization techniques to promote our understanding of fundamental life processes and to increase our knowledge of how to intervene in those processes to regulate biological function and restore health.

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These include:

  • microdialysis,
  • mass spectrometry,
  • single molecule imaging and spectroscopy,
  • microchip analytical devices,
  • and electroanalytical techniques.

In addition, the Institute is focused on developing the enabling technologies necessary for expanding the capabilities of high throughput screening, development of whole cell assays for drug discovery, and working on new approaches for the study and early detection of diseases including cancer, stroke, AIDS and neurodegenerative diseases.


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November 2021
Jonathan Sweedler to give third Ralph N. Adams Lecture at KU

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2021 Ralph N. Adams Lecture
by Prof. Jonathan Sweedler
James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry
Director, School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"High Throughput Single Cell Chemical Characterization of the Brain"
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 4:00pm in 1154 Gray-Little Hall

**all are invited to a post-lecture seminar for Dr. Sweedler immediately following his talk in the 2nd floor atrium of Gray-Little Hall**

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