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.

Nicholas Chia, PhD: Theoretical Physicist to Microbiome Expert




  • This week-long intensive course for biologists and clinicians will cover the basics of computational genomics using the latest technologies and computational methodologies. The...

  • The 2016 Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program runs from May 31 to August 5, 2016. Learn more about the SURF program by visiting Mayo's website...


  • The Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance announces the launch of its Technology-Based Healthcare Research Fellowship program. The fellowship offers two years of support for University of Illinois graduate students conducting research on new technologies and clinical tools aimed at advancing individualized medicine. For details, see the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance listing in the Graduate College’s Fellowship Opportunities database.