Welcome to the Beckman Institute at Caltech. On this website you will find information about our organization, programs and activities, and exciting developments in research. If you are interested in obtaining further details, or in exploring possibilities for new ventures within or supported by the Beckman Institute, or in using any of the Institute’s facilities, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the contact information provided on the various pages here. Suggestions for improving the utility and accessibility of this website are also welcome.
THE BECKMAN MUSEUM. The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (Room 131 in the southeast lobby) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman. The museum is open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. [More]
REVOLUTIONIZING SCIENCE. In the BI Auditorium lobby, you will find a touch screen monitor with "Revolutionizing Science" which is an interactive display that includes one-minute video modules highlighting Dr. Beckman's rich life. He was a renaissance man: an accomplished scientist, a bold entrepreneur, civic leader, and world-renowned philanthropist. Throughout his life, Dr. Beckman paved the way for a myriad of scientific breakthroughs. Thanks to his generosity and vision, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation continues to do so today. This monitor, a gift from the foundation, tells the story of Dr. Beckman and the remarkable impact he has made on millions of people around the world.
The Beckman Institute is a multi-disciplinary research center
for research in the chemical and biological sciences.
The Institute was dedicated in 1989 with funds from the
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91125
The Beckman Institute presents a series of seminars to provide the Caltech community greater awareness of the capabilities of its resource centers, facilities and pilot programs.
Next Up: May 9, 2016
Pilot Program: Super-resolution Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Microscopy
Beckman Institute Auditorium
2 p.m. / Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
A tour of the facility follows the seminar.
A Pilot Program project led by Long Cai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has two main goals: first, to accelerate the application of single cell multiplex RNA profiling to a wide range of biological problems, and second, to provide three powerful techniques that are currently not available on campus: single molecule Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH), super-resolution microscopy, and lightsheet microscopy.
04/01/16: The Beckman Resource Center for Transmission Electron Microscopy, led by Grant Jensen, is pleased to announce a new addition to their EM arsenal: an FEI Titan Krios microscope equipped with a phase plate and a direct detector. [More]
We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Beckman Institute and Harry Gray's 80th birthday on November 12th and 13th with a symposium and gala dinner. Watch here for pictures from the celebration.[More]
09/03/13: Andres Collazo has joined the Beckman Institute as Director of the Biological Imaging Center. [More]
09/03/13: A new Pilot Project proposed by Long Cai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will start October 1. [More]
09/03/13: Two ongoing BI programs have been approved to become full Resource Centers beginning this year. The Molecular Observatory and the Programmable Molecular Technology Center. [More]
09/03/13: The Caltech Center for Catalysis and Chemical Synthesis (3CS) and a facility for maintenance and housing of zebrafish, frogs, and lamprey. [More]
6/3/13: Michael Takase arrived today to take up his new position as Director of the BI's X-ray Crystallography Facility. [More]
10/1/12: Three new projects in the Pilot Program have been established, in the fields of optogenetics, mammalian cell engineering, and nanoprobes of brain activity. [More]