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Agilent Supports University Research

Agilent contributes measurement expertise, products and financial support to academic research in our fields of endeavor. Our connections with the academic research community build enduring partnerships with thought leaders, educate the next generation of employees and customers, inform our development efforts, and result in publications that define important applications of measurement technologies.

Research Partnerships with Agilent

Professional connections between faculty and Agilent research staff emerge in areas of overlapping interest through technical conferences, introductions, our academic outreach, and well targeted inquires to university relations or specific technical staff. Such connections are helpful in generating research proposals of mutual benefit. Agilent awards university grants semi-annually through a competitive process. Themes of particular interest include:

  • Separation Sciences/Sample Prep
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Spectroscopy/ICP-MS
  • Informatics
  • Genomics and Bioreagents
  • Diagnostics and Pathology
  • Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Other Topics

Proposals are selected to:

  • advance the proposed research;
  • advance Agilent’s understanding of a core technology or application of importance to us;
  • build strong, collaborative relationships including an active Agilent participant who will contribute technically and apply at Agilent what is learned;
  • add value to the research program through Agilent expertise, products, and knowledge of problems that matter; and
  • bring to Agilent new knowledge that illuminates our future.

To help uncover areas of mutual interest, Agilent visits universities when there are major institutional initiatives that align with our interests and we often arrange guest lectures when faculty are traveling near Agilents research sites, particularly at our largest such site in Santa Clara, California. Please contact us at university_relations@agilent.com if such a visit will be of mutual value.


Agilent University Partnerships in the News

UF Health Continues iCare Clinical Trial
University of Florida Health started a clinical trial to test different types of blood cancers. The goal of the trial is to progress in the cure for cancer by testing the DNA of cancer patients to see which treatments are most effective.

Agilent Technologies and A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute Collaborate on New Bioanalytical Methodologies
Agilent Technologies and the Bioprocessing Technology Institute, a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, announced a collaboration on new approaches to analyzing specific protein-linked sugar compounds. The collaborationwill further develop Agilent's AssayMAP Bravo platform.          

Agilent Collaborating with Weill Cornell Medical College to Advance ALS Research

Collaboration on Big Data Biology: Dr. John A. McLean, 2014 Agilent Thought Leader Awardee

Boundaries of Bioimaging: Prof. Philip Doble, Omics Collaborator

The new issue of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ‘Outlook’ magazine has an article that features the Agilent-UCD partnership


Featured Collaborations

Food Science Collaborators

Integrated Biology Collaborators

Omics Collaborators


Recent Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: Balancing the Budget: Accounting for Glucocorticoid Bioactivity and Fate during Water Treatment  
Authors: Jia, A., Wu, S., Daniels, K.D., Snyder, S.A.
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Volume 50, Issue 6, Pages 2870-2880
Published: February 03, 2016 (web)

Title: First-principle modeling and characterization of thermal modulation in comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography using a microfabricated device
Authors: Paul, D., Kurabayashi, K.
Source: SENSORS AND ACTUATORS, B: CHEMICAL, Volume 231, Pages, 135 - 146
Published: 2016

Title: Identification of Conserved and Diverse Metabolic Shifts during Rice Grain Development
Authors: Chaoyang Hu,Takayuki Tohge, Shen-An Chan, Yue Song, Jun Rao, Bo Cui, Hong Lin, Lei Wang, Alisdair R. Fernie, Dabing Zhang, Jianxin Shi
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6, Article number: 20942
Published: February 10, 2016

Title: Ion mobility in clinical analysis: Current progress and future perspectives
Authors: Chouinard, C.D., Wei, M.S., Beekman, C.R., Kemperman, R.H.J., Yost, R.A.
Source: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 124 - 133
Published: January 2016

Title: An integrated targeted metabolomic platform for high-throughput metabolite profiling and automated data processing
Author(s):  Cai, Y., Weng, K., Guo, Y., Peng, J., & Zhu, Z. J.
Source: METABOLOMICS, Volume, 11, Issue 6, Pages 1575-1586
Published:  December 2015

Title: Exploring the Use of Google Glass in Wet Laboratories
Authors:  Hu, G., Chen, L., Okerlund, J., Shaer, O.
Source: CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS – PROCEEDINGS,
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings , Volume  18, Pages 2103 – 2108
Published: 2015

Title: Elemental Analysis of Crude Oils Using Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Authors: Nelson, J., Gilleland, G., Poirier, L., Leong, D., Hajdu, P., Lopez-Linares, F.
Source: ENERGY AND FUELS, Volume 29, Issue 9, Pages 5587- 5594
Published: September 17, 2015

Title: Molecular mechanism of anticancer effect of Sclerotium rolfsii lectin in HT29 cells involves differential expression of genes associated with multiple signaling pathways: A microarray analysis
Authors: Barkeer, S., Guha, N., Hothpet, V., Adavigowda, D.S., Hegde, P., Padmanaban, A., Yu, L.-G., Swamy, B.M., Inamdar, S.R.
Source: GLYCOBIOLOGY, Volume 25, Issue 12, Pages 1375 - 1391
Published: September 7, 2015

Title: Complete biosynthesis of opioids in yeast
Authors: Galanie, S., Thodey, K., Trenchard, I.J., Interrante, M.F., Smolke, C.D.
Source: SCIENCE, Volume 349, issue 6252, Pages 1095 – 1100
Published: September 4, 2015

Title: Identification of Novel Perfluoroalkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids (PFECAs) and Sulfonic Acids (PFESAs) in Natural Waters Using Accurate Mass Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOFMS)
Authors: Strynar, M., Dagnino, S., McMahen, R., Liang, S., Lindstrom, A., Andersen, E., McMillan, L., Thurman, M., Ferrer, I., Ball, C.
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Volume 49, Issue19, Pages 11622-11630
Published: August 30, 2015


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Most Cited Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: A map of the PPARα transcription regulatory network for primary human hepatocytes
Author(s): McMullen, P.D., Bhattacharya, S., Woods, C.G., Sun, B., Yarborough, K., Ross, S.M., Miller, M.E., McBride, M.T., Lecluyse, E.L., Clewell, R.A., Andersen, M.E.
Source: CHEMICO-BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS, Volume 209, Issue 1, Pages 14-24
Published: February 25, 2014

Title: Organophosphate and halogenated flame retardants in atmospheric particles from a European Arctic site
Author(s): Salamova, A., Hermanson, M.H., Hites, R.A.
Source: Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 11, Pages 6133-6140
Published: June 3, 2014

Title: Challenges and opportunities for structural DNA nanotechnology
Author(s): Pinheiro, Andre V.; Han, Dongran; Shih, William M.; et al.
Source: NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 6 Issue: 12 Pages: 763-772 DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2011.187
Published: DEC 2011

Title: 26 Tbit s(-1) line-rate super-channel transmission utilizing all-optical fast Fourier transform processing
Author(s): Hillerkuss, D.; Schmogrow, R.; Schellinger, T.; et al.
Source: NATURE PHOTONICS Volume: 5 Issue: 6 Pages: 364-371 DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2011.74
Published: JUN 2011

Title: Anandamide suppresses pain initiation through a peripheral endocannabinoid mechanism
Author(s): Clapper, Jason R.; Moreno-Sanz, Guillermo; Russo, Roberto; et al.
Source: NATURE NEUROSCIENCE Volume: 13 Issue: 10 Pages: 1265-1270 DOI: 10.1038/nn.2632
Published: OCT 2010

Title: Predicting human developmental toxicity of pharmaceuticals using human embryonic stem cells and metabolomics
Author(s): West, Paul R.; Weir, April M.; Smith, Alan M.; et al.
Source: TOXICOLOGY AND APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY Volume: 247 Issue: 1 Pages: 18-27 DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2010.05.007
Published: AUG 15 2010

Title: Human RNA polymerase III transcriptomes and relationships to Pol II promoter chromatin and enhancer-binding factors
Author(s): Oler, Andrew J.; Alla, Ravi K.; Roberts, Douglas N.; et al.
Source: NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Volume: 17 Issue: 5 Pages: 620-U125 DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1801
Published: MAY 2010