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.


CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications

The application submission opens Monday, August 17, and will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, August 26. For more information and to submit an application go to the Catalyst RFA webpage.

13th Annual CBC Symposium - Registration and Abstract Submission are now Open

The 13th Annual CBC Symposium -- The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease -- will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Northwestern University downtown campus. Registration and abstract submission are now open and will close at noon, September 25.
For preliminary program, to register and to submit an abstract click here.

Upcoming Fall 2015 Application Deadlines

» Exploratory Workshops Program:
   September 7 (see RFA)

» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
   November 11 (see RFA)


Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline open for business

Supported by a CBC Lever Award, the Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP) is now open to the CBC community. CSAP is a high throughput pipeline designed to produce the next generation of affinity reagents: customized synthetic antibodies (sABs). CBC researchers can nominate protein antigens as targets for sAB generation using existing technology.
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Globus Genomics for Core Labs

Globus Genomics is an end-to-end data management and large scale analysis service that addresses the challenges that researchers face when dealing with NGS analysis on a large scale. It combines state-of-the-art algorithms with sophisticated data management tools, a powerful graphical workflow environment, and a cloud-based elastic computational infrastructure. Globus Genomics is software-as-a-service, delivered as a monthly subscription with the appropriate level of resources to meet your specific needs. Globus Genomics is being used by over a dozen informatics cores, research groups at various universities. For a limited period, we are offering Globus Genomics for free for a month to qualified researchers in the CBC. Please contact or for more information.
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Researchers design first artificial ribosome

August 5, 2015
Congratulations to Alexander Mankin of UIC and Michael Jewett of NU for their recent publication in the journal Nature, “Protein synthesis by ribosomes with tethered subunits.” The article describes engineering of the first artificial ribosome, called Ribo-T, that is capable of protein synthesis outside of the cell. The publication exemplifies the CBC’s mission of promoting collaboration among the consortium universities.
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MATTER Hosts Final CIMposium of 2014/2015 Series

July 1, 2015
The fourth and last of the 2014/2015 CIMposia series took place on June 24th at MATTER. Like the previous CIMposia, this meeting focused on regulatory issues. Steve Gould, Interim Executive Director of CIM, thanked MATTER for hosting the event, the CTSA’s for their continued support and the CBC for funding this very successful CIMposia series.
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CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck Granted McKnight Scholar Award

June 3, 2015
CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck of NU, was selected as a recipient of a 2015 McKnight Scholar Award for his lab's research project entitled, “Functional Dynamics, Organization and Plasticity of Place Cell Dentritic Spines.”
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CBC Announces Sixth Lever Award

May 26, 2015
Vadim Backman (NU), Lucy Godley (UChicago) and Jack Kaplan (UIC) are co-Principal Investigators on the CBC’s new $1.5M Lever Award:  “Chicago Center for Physical Science-Oncology Innovation and Translation.”  Professors Backman, Godley, and Kaplan are members of a team led by Thomas O’Halloran (NU) and Jonathan Licht (NU) which recently won a $10M NCI U54 grant to fund the Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center.  CBC Lever funds will support the Center’s new instrumentation and shared resources.
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