Advancing Clinical and Translational Research

Individualized medicine is the promise of advances in genetics, computing and nanotechnology. Translating these advances into real-world applications requires strong collaboration between leading research and clinical partners.

The University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic have formed a strategic alliance to promote a broad spectrum of collaborative research, the development of new technologies and clinical tools and the design and implementation of novel education programs.

There are an almost infinite number of collaborative research opportunities within the Mayo-Illinois Alliance. Mayo brings an exceptional portfolio of clinical medicine, biomedical and translational research and healthcare delivery. Illinois provides strengths in engineering, technology and life sciences--especially in high-performance computing, software, imaging, nanotechnology, genomics and tissue engineering.

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2013



  • The Point-of-Care Diagnostics theme epitomizes translational medicine with a truly “bench-to-bedside”...

  • Projects in Computational Medicine blend the computational analysis, bioinformatics and supercomputer expertise of the U...

  • The microbial communities that inhabit the human body, known as the human microbiome, are known to play a large role in...


  • The Mayo-Illinois Alliance is offering free transportation by charter bus to the Mayo Clinic’s Individualizing Medicine Conference. This opportunity is open to all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff, and students attending the conference. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Maggie Berg Miller at by September 19.