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SQI unveils virtual 'Science as Art' gallery

The Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology (SQI) created a virtual gallery featuring attractive research images captured in faculty members' laboratories and SQI's core facilities. The 17 images were selected based on their artistic merit by a panel of judges. Visit the gallery to learn more about the image above and the other entries. 

Accomplishing Our Mission

Fostering effective research collaborations and translating discoveries

At the Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) the overarching goal is to foster effective research collaborations within Northwestern University and across the globe. To accomplish our mission, we support collaboration, discovery and translation.

Fostering Interdisciplinary Teams

Researchers in lab

At SQI we foster interdisciplinary teams who utilize the tools of bio-inspired science and technologies in research relevant to regenerative medicine, targeted nanotherapeutics, advanced materials and electroactive biomaterials. The institute provides laboratory space, core facilities and administrative and technical support for our faculty and their group members.

Stimulating Discovery

research imageThe environment at SQI stimulates discovery by placing scientists from materials science, chemistry and biology in close proximity to physician scientists. Our laboratory is a unique setting where people from varying backgrounds and with different expertise intermingle to develop novel approaches to research. We also promote discovery by supporting pilot research projects.

Applying Discoveries

Spine fusion imageThe long-term goal of research conducted at SQI is to apply findings from our discoveries to enhance human health, well-being and quality of life. We are committed to translating our biomedical research and related materials into the clinical setting by partnering with industry, doctors and regulatory specialists as well as sponsoring startups