The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and others to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of humankind.
The CBC gratefully acknowledges support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

January 18, 2017
The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust pledge $21 million to support CBC 2017-2021

The CBC is delighted to share the news that the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust have renewed funding for the CBC. The new grant, for $21 million to be paid over five years (2017 through 2021), builds on the decade-long commitment of the Searle Funds to CBC since the CBC’s inauguration in 2006.
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Chicago Biotech
May 1 – June 1, 2017
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UChicago Innovation Fest 2017

May 1 – June 1, 2017
Location: UChicago; varied locations (see schedule)

UChicago Innovation Fest is a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.

This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top innovative leaders, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.

Swing by on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Polsky Exchange North (1452 E 53rd St., 2nd Floor, Chicago), which is the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 34,000 square foot coworking and incubator space, to pick up your guide to UChicago Innovation Fest 2017. Learn more about the many opportunities to plug into and benefit from the vibrant UChicago innovation ecosystem.

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May 2, 2017
NU Center for Developmental Therapeutics in the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and the Innovation and New Ventures Office
Accelerating Drug Discovery: New Approaches to Public – Private Partnerships

May 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, NU, Evanston

NU Center for Developmental Therapeutics in the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and the Innovation and New Ventures Office invites all to attend a special forum on Accelerating Drug Discovery: New Approaches to Public – Private Partnerships.

The featured speaker will be Peter Schultz, PhD (Scripps Family Chair Professor, CEO & Vice Chair Research Administration, California Campus, The Scripps Research Institute). The forum will also include panelists from the greater Chicago area drug discovery and development community.

RSVP via email to Tiffany Leighton Ozmin

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June 14 – 15, 2017
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

June 14 – 15
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: MATTER

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal.

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April 7, 2017
The CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN) off to a great start!

CBCAN, March 30, 2017
The inaugural CBCAN meeting took place on March 30, 2017 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. It was the first new initiative organized by the CBC since the beginning of Phase 2 in January 2017.
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April 3, 2017
New Insights into the Regulation of Cellular Iron

Catalyst Award (2007) to E. McNally (NU; at UChicago at the time of the award), P. Schumacker and H. Ardehali (NU), and R. J. Solaro (UIC)
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March 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune—Joe Biden highlights Genomic Data Commons at UChicago in a speech on the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative

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Featured Events

April 28-30, 2017
NU Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
National LGBTQ Health Conference 2017

May 2, 2017
UChicago Research Computing Center (RCC)
Mind Bytes 2017

May 3, 2017
NU Chemistry of Life Processes Institute Seminar
New Opportunities at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology – From Stem Cells to the Genetic Code

May 5, 2017
UChicago Committee on Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology (GGSB)
Annual Symposium: “A new frontier in cellular Structure and function”

May 11, 2017
NU Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
23rd Annual Alzheimer Day

May 12, 2017
UChicago Department of Neurology
10th Annual Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience:
Neuromodulation and Brain Machine Interface

May 13, 2017
UChicago Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
12th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

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