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Science spotlight

Synthetic Antibodies help Solve Nuclear Pore Complex Structure

Congratulations to the CBC Lever Team member Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago) on his recent publication in the February 2015 issue of Science, “Architecture of the nuclear pore complex coat.” Kossiakoff, together with Geoffrey Greene (UChicago), Brian Kay (UIC) and Jason Brickner (NU) are recipients of the 2012 CBC Lever Award which, together with the NIH grant, titled “Recombinant Antibody Network (RAN),” contributed to the establishment of the Center for Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors: Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP).
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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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2015 CBC Scholars Luncheon

March 2, 2015
The annual CBC Scholars luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Francesca’s on Chestnut. Current CBC Scholars and the CBC Scientific Directors and staff attended the event. Over lunch the Scholars discussed the program’s influence on their academic careers.
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CIMposium: The Art of FDA Interactions

February 10, 2015
The second in the series of four Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) CIMposia planned for 2014-2015 was held at the Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern University on February 5, 2015. This series is focused on regulatory issues related to getting health care products approved by FDA. 
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Fall 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced

January 13, 2015
The CBC is pleased to announce that 16 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Fall application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities. 
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CBC invites new Catalyst Award Applications

The CBC’s Catalyst Award program offers funding of up to $200K for one- or two-year new inter-institutional collaborative research projects. Spring 2015 Round online submission is now open. Proposal submission deadline is 5pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
(Catalyst RFA; rev. 09/04/14)

Exploratory Workshops: Applications now being accepted

CBC invites faculty members to apply for the Exploratory Workshops Program. Application deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 6, 2015.
(CBC Exploratory Workshops Program Description and RFA)

CBC invites New Applications for the HTS Supplemental Grant Program

The CBC invites CBC university affiliates of any rank to submit applications to the CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program. Application submission opens March 24, 2015. Submission deadline is 5pm, March 30, 2015.
(HTS Supplemental Grant Program Description and RFA; rev. 09/05/14)

Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Tuesday, March 3, 2015

10:00 AM
NU Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Jonathan D. Licht, M.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Disorders of Histone Methylation in Hematological Malignancies

12:00 PM
UChicago Department of Medicine
Judy Garber, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
Janet D. Rowley Research Day: The evolving role of genetics in breast/ovarian cancer care

12:00 PM
NU Microbiology/Immunology
Samuel Behar, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts
T Cells, Protective Immunity, and Vaccines against Tuberculosis

12:00 PM
myCHOICE Chicago Options in Career Empowerment Program
Kevin Feldheim, PhD; Christine Labno, PhD; Allen Helm, PhD, The Field Museum; Light Microscopy Core; Biosafety Office
What Can I Do With My PhD? Careers in Research Administration: Organization and Management of Scientific Research

3:00 PM
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Shanta Dhar, PhD, University of Georgia
Targeted Nanoparticles for Mitochondrial Medicine

4:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Genetics, Genomics, & Systems Biology
Paul Sternberg, California Institute of Technology
Genomic Programming of Nematode Life Cycle Decisions

4:00 PM
UIC Department of Chemistry
Michael A. Trakselis, Baylor University
Hexameric Helicases: Function, Mechanism and Disease

4:15 PM
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Keith A. Brown, Northwestern University (Mirkin lab)
Making Room at the Bottom With Scanning Probes

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