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.


Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Applications' Deadlines

» Exploratory Workshops Program:
   June 6 and September 5 (see RFA)

» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program:
   LOI - July 1, Proposal - July 22 (see RFA)

» Catalyst Award Program:
   August 26 (see RFA)

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


Calling all Healthcare Technology Innovators, Pioneers and Disruptors

MATTER, the soon-to-open healthcare technology innovation hub is now accepting applications for its first members to join the community in early 2015. Collaborate, Connect And Create new products that impact patient lives.
Learn more at http://www.matterchicago.com today.

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 and/or apply for Pilot Projects that will focus on developing ways to extend the applications of the sAB 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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"In the News:" CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations

March 18, 2015
The March 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Research Newsletter features an article about CBC accomplishments, both at Northwestern and city-wide. The article, written by Roger Anderson and titled "CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations," can be read here.

CBC Scientific Director Shohei Koide receives UChicago ITM First Technology & Commercial Development Grant to Build Fast, Mobile Diagnostic Tool

March 10, 2015
Congratulations to Shohei Koide, the CBC Scientific Director at the University of Chicago (UChicago), for receiving an inaugural Technology & Commercial Development Pilot Award. The new award was launched by UChicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) in partnership with UChicagoTech to support promising translational and clinical research projects. Koide, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UChicago, is designing mobile biosensors that could monitor various health conditions within minutes.
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Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane

March 6, 2015
Congratulations to Bob Keenan and Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago) on their publication in the March 5, 2015 issue of Science: "Structure of the Get3 targeting factor in complex with its membrane protein cargo." Kossiakoff is one of the recipients of the 2012 CBC Lever Award which helped establish the Center for Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors: Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP). In April 2014, Keenan received a CBC Lever-supported CSAP Pilot Project Award for the project “Antibody Phage Display of Nanodisc-embedded Membrane Proteins.”
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CBC Announces 2014 Fall Round Catalyst Awards

March 2, 2015
The CBC is pleased to announce that six Catalyst Awards were made in 2014 Fall application round.
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