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.

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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 if such a visit will be of mutual value.

Agilent University Partnerships in the News

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

UC Berkeley Launches Synthetic Biology Institute to Advance Research in Biological Engineering

Joint Research Collaboration for Agilent, APAF and Macquarie University

Agilent Technologies and Harvard's Wyss Institute Announce Collaboration to Advance Burgeoning Discipline of Biologically Inspired Engineering

Search for Pathway-level Biomarkers

Agilent Technologies to Collaborate with Southeast University--China to Research 3GPP-LTE Systems Performance Improvements

Shanghai Team Analyzes Mechanism that Enables Adult Cells to Behave Like Embryonic Stem Cells

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Recent Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: Multidimensional nano-HPLC coupled with tandem mass spectrometry for analyzing biotinylated proteins
Author(s): Spross, Jens; Brauch, Sebastian; Mandel, Friedrich; et al.
Source: ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Volume: 405 Issue: 7 Pages: 2163-2173 DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6057-9 Published: MAR 2013

Title: Enhanced performance in the determination of ibuprofen 1-beta-O-acyl glucuronide in urine by combining high field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry with liquid chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Author(s): Smith, Robert W.; Toutoungi, Danielle E.; Reynolds, James C.; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A Volume: 1278 Pages: 76-81 DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2012.12.065 Published: FEB 22 2013

Title: Exploring signal-to-noise ratio and sensitivity in non-uniformly sampled multi-dimensional NMR spectra
Author(s): Hyberts, Sven G.; Robson, Scott A.; Wagner, Gerhard
Source: JOURNAL OF BIOMOLECULAR NMR Volume: 55 Issue: 2 Pages: 167-178 DOI: 10.1007/s10858-012-9698-2 Published: FEB 2013

Title: Succinate dehydrogenase assembly factor 2 is needed for assembly and activity of mitochondrial complex II and for normal root elongation in Arabidopsis
Author(s): Huang, Shaobai; Taylor, Nicolas L.; Stroeher, Elke; et al.
Source: PLANT JOURNAL Volume: 73 Issue: 3 Pages: 429-441 DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12041 Published: FEB 2013

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Most Cited Journal References from Research Collaborations

Title: Developmental programming of CpG island methylation profiles in the human genome
Author(s): Straussman, Ravid; Nejman, Deborah; Roberts, Douglas; et al.
Source: NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Volume: 16 Issue: 5 Pages: 564-571 DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.1594 Published: MAY 2009

Title: Inferring Pathway Activity toward Precise Disease Classification
Author(s): Lee, Eunjung; Chuang, Han-Yu; Kim, Jong-Won; et al.
Source: PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Volume: 4 Issue: 11 Article Number: e1000217 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000217 Published: NOV 2008

Title: FiehnLib: Mass Spectral and Retention Index Libraries for Metabolomics Based on Quadrupole and Time-of-Flight Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Author(s): Kind, Tobias; Wohlgemuth, Gert; Lee, Do Yup; et al.
Source: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Volume: 81 Issue: 24 Pages: 10038-10048 DOI: 10.1021/ac9019522 Published: DEC 15 2009

Title: Hairpins with Poly-C Loops Stabilize Four Types of Fluorescent Ag-n:DNA
Author(s): O'Neill, Patrick R.; Velazquez, Lourdes R.; Dunn, Donald G.; et al.
Source: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C Volume: 113 Issue: 11 Pages: 4229-4233 DOI: 10.1021/jp809274m Published: MAR 19 2009

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: A chip-based amide-HILIC LC/MS platform for glycosaminoglycan glycomics profiling
Author(s): Staples, Gregory O.; Bowman, Michael J.; Costello, Catherine E.; et al.
Source: PROTEOMICS Volume: 9 Issue: 3 Pages: 686-695 DOI: 10.1002/pmic.200701008
Published: FEB 2009

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: Automated online sequential isotope labeling for protein quantitation applied to proteasome tissue-specific diversity
Author(s): Raijmakers, Reinout; Berkers, Celia R.; de Jong, Annemieke; et al.
Source: MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS Volume: 7 Issue: 9 Pages: 1755-1762 DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M800093-MCP200 Published: SEP 2008

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