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 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
(626) 395-6811

  • Beckman Institute Seminar Series

    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. Watch [here] for the next in the series.

  • SYMPOSIUM: The Beckman Institute at 25

    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]

  • Beckman Museum Now Open on First Fridays

    The Beckman Room, a small museum devoted to the work of Arnold O. Beckman, is now open on the first Friday of the month. [More]

  • New in the lobby: "Revolutionizing Science" An Interactive Display

    07/01/14: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected the BI to receive the Arnold O. Beckman "Revolutionizing Science" touch screen presentation display. [More]

  • New Director of the Biological Imaging Center

    09/03/13: Andres Collazo has joined the Beckman Institute as Director of the Biological Imaging Center. [More]

  • New Pilot Program

    09/03/13: A new Pilot Project proposed by Long Cai, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will start October 1. [More]

  • New Resource Centers

    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]

  • New Facilities

    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]

  • New Director for X-ray Crystallography

    6/3/13: Michael Takase arrived today to take up his new position as Director of the BI's X-ray Crystallography Facility. [More]

  • New Pilot Program Projects

    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]