The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago that will transform research at the frontiers of biomedicine.


September 29, 2014
2014 CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics

The seventh CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics took place August 11-14 at the CBC/UIC Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility (MMPF) on UIC’s West Campus. The intense 4-day course included in-depth training in the basics of mass spectrometry, proteomics and bioinformatics, with the final days of the workshop being devoted to advanced topics in these areas.
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September 12, 2014
CBC Announces 2014 Spring Round Catalyst Awards

The CBC is pleased to announce that four teams received Catalyst Awards in 2014 Spring application round.
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September 3, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research

Leslie Mertz, a science writer for IEEE PULSE, wrote an article titled "Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research". The article was featured in IEEE PULSE on August 18, 2014.
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Science spotlight

Self-assembling Nanomaterials to boost Biomedical Applications

Joel Collier (UChicago), together with Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich (NU), and David Eddington (UIC) received a CBC Lever Award in 2010 for a project titled: Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics. The CBC Lever Award matched a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Award to help establish a collaborative network of Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs). Collier is a senior author on a paper, “Gradated assembly of multiple proteins into supramolecular nanomaterials”, that was published June 15, 2014 in Nature Materials and is attributed to the CBC Lever Award. The reported novel technology is likely to be utilized in a variety of biomedical applications such as diagnostics, vaccines and other therapeutics.
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CBC Symposium
Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic

The 12th Annual CBC Symposium, titled: Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic, will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. For more information and program details click on the link below.
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CBC Scholars "Loop Connections" Seminar

CBC Scholars invite all to a "Loop Connections" Seminar to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at UIC campus. The seminar will feature Joanna E. Burdette (UIC) & Julie Kim (NU).
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Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Thursday, October 2, 2014

9:00 AM
NU Chemical and Biological Engineering
Suresh Sureshkumar, Syracuse University
Plasmonic Fluids: Structure, Rheology and Applications

10:00 AM
UChicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Epigenetic Modifications: From the Laboratory to the Clinic

12:00 PM
UChicago Department of Pathology
James M. Crawford, MD, PhD, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Academic Laboratory Lines in the Accountable Care Era

12:15 PM
NU Neurology
Ted Dawson, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of the Genetic Causes of PD Reveals Novel Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

12:30 PM
NU Molecular Biophysics
Dr. Joan Broderick, Montana State University
Title TBA

1:00 PM
NU Comprehensive Cancer Center
Liping Hu, PhD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Mechanisms of Bone Marrow Failure and Leukemogenesis in Fanconi Anemia

5:00 PM
UChicago Endocrinology
Elizabeth R. Seaquist, M.D., University of Minnesota
Impact of Diabetes and Iatrogenic Hypoglycemia on the Human Brain


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