Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Agilent Technologies Announces Winner of Fifth Annual Early Career Professor Award

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Assistant Professor at Northwestern Recognized for Cancer Diagnostics Research.

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the winner of the fifth annual Agilent Early Career Professor Award: Dr. Jindan Yu, assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., who will direct $100,000 in unrestricted research funding from Agilent.

Yu joined the faculty in the department of medicine at Northwestern University in 2009. Her research uses genomics and bioinformatics to better understand the progression of prostate cancer. Her aim is to develop novel prognostic/diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.

This year’s award focused on cancer diagnostics, a field of increasing importance to Agilent, which acquired Dako, a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, in June.

To qualify for the award, a professor must make significant contributions to the subset of cancer diagnostics aimed at multi-analyte tools for proteomic and/or genomic biomarkers in pathology. Yu has discovered several biomarkers associated with prostate cancer.

“It’s always a great honor to have the work of a faculty member recognized, especially early in her career,” said Jay Walsh, vice president for research at Northwestern University. “The Office for Research congratulates Dr. Yu and thanks Agilent Technologies for awarding her this recognition.”

“We recognize Dr. Yu for her original and important results in cancer genomics and bioinformatics, and we are looking forward to following her future research in cancer diagnostics,” said Jack Wenstrand, director of university relations and external research at Agilent. “Our global call for nominations resulted in a remarkable pool of finalists, and we congratulate Dr. Yu, winner of this competitive award.”

The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is presented annually to recognize and encourage excellence in measurement research. It seeks to establish strong collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors early in their careers, as well as to underscore Agilent’s role as a sponsor of university research.

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,600+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Agilent Technologies Launches New Products for Analyzing Biotherapeutics
Expanded AdvanceBio portfolio enables scientists to speed research and lower costs.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Agilent Announces New CEO Mike McMullen
McMullen elected as chief executive officer by Company’s board of directors.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Agilent’s Microarray Scanner Approved for In Vitro Diagnostics in China
Regulators approve SureScan Dx as medical device.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Dako, Cell Signalling Tech Partner with Companion Diagnostics
Partnership for development of high-quality, cutting-edge companion diagnostic products for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Agilent Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Cartagenia for CNV Analysis
To assist cytogenetic labs in the clinical interpretation of microarray data.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Agilent Appoints Senior VP and President of Life Sciences and Diagnostics Group
Fred Strohmeier, has been named senior vice president, Agilent, and president of Agilent's Life Sciences and Diagnostics Group (LDG), effective immediately.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dako Publishes Sixth Edition of Immunohistochemistry Guidebook
Reference book used by pathology laboratories worldwide.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Agilent Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Agilent Technologies reported orders up 4 percent over one year ago to $1.83 billion with revenues of $1.72 billion, down 3 percent compared with one year ago.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Agilent Technologies to Separate into Two Public Companies
Life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets (LDA) that will retain the Agilent name, and the other company will be comprised of Agilent's electronic measurement (EM) products.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Dako to Offer New Antibody in U.S. to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Dako receives clearance to sell FLEX Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human Estrogen Receptor a, Clone EP1 in US.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Dako to Collaborate with Pfizer
Collaboration agreement in the field of companion diagnostics.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dako Receives FDA Approval for Fast, Accurate, Nontoxic FISH Assay for Cancer Diagnostics
Dako, an Agilent Technologies Company, has introduced IQISH technology in the United States.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Agilent Technologies Microarrays Used in Groundbreaking Prenatal Research Study
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its microarrays were used in a landmark prenatal research study published on Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Agilent Technologies Appoints Ron Nersesian President and COO
The company's board of directors has appointed Ron Nersesian Agilent president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Agilent Technologies Names Diagnostics and Genomics Group President
Lars Holmkvist appointed as president of company’s Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG) and a senior vice president of Agilent, effective immediately.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Scientific News
Sniffing Out Cancer
Scientists have been exploring new ways to “smell” signs of cancer by analyzing what’s in patients’ breath.
New Test Detects All Viruses
A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.
Scientists Create World’s Largest Catalog of Human Genomic Variation
An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world’s largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers with powerful clues to help them establish why some people are susceptible to various diseases.
Chip-Based Technology Enables Reliable Direct Detection of Ebola Virus
Hybrid device integrates a microfluidic chip for sample preparation and an optofluidic chip for optical detection of individual molecules of viral RNA.
Diagnostics Breakthrough Brings Viral Sequencing to Doctors’ Toolkit
New screening tool produces up to 10,000-fold improvement in viral matches compared with traditional high-throughput methods.
New Cell Type May Help Explain Dangerous Food Allergies
Researchers have discovered a new cell type that appears to drive life-threatening food allergies and may help explain why some people get severe allergic reactions and others do not.
Molecular Diagnostics At Home
Electrochemical test's sensing principle may be generalized to many different targets, leading to inexpensive devices that could detect dozens of disease markers in less than 5 minutes.
DNA Alterations as Among Earliest to Occur in Lung Cancer Development
Genetic footprints of precancer detectable in some blood samples.
New, Improved Approach To Mammograms
Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice.
Undiagnosed Diseases Network Launches Online Application Portal
UDN Gateway enables patients to apply to national network of clinical sites.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,600+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos