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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.
Stunning zinc fireworks when egg meets sperm: Understanding of zinc's role in healthy embryos could improve in vitro fertilization
Congratulations to CBC Spark Award team members Tom O'Halloran and Vinayak Dravid who are senior authors on a December 15, 2014 publication in Nature Chemistry: "Quantitative mapping of zinc fluxes in the mammalian egg reveals the origin of fertilization-induced zinc sparks." The publication culminates 6 years of collaborative studies that have been supported in part by a CBC Spark Award in 2009.
December 1, 2014
CIMposium: Moving Your Invention to Patients
Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) CIMposium, “Moving Your Invention to Patients,” was held November 20, 2014 at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) in Hyde Park. It was the first of 4 CIMposia planned for 2014-2015 and designed to focus on regulatory issues, requirements and steps necessary to move novel discoveries towards commercialization.
November 10, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium announces $3 million Infrastructure Initiative
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools available to the CBC research community at a time when federal grants for scientific infrastructure are scarce.
October 31, 2014
Protein Engineering featured at the 12th Annual CBC Symposium
“Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic” was the topic of the 12th Annual CBC Symposium which took place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the UIC Forum. The symposium provided a thorough overview of the current status, challenges and exciting prospects in the field of protein engineering. Over 220 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and research scientists attended the all day event.
CBC invites new Postdoctoral Research Grant Applications
CBC invites postdoctoral fellows at NU, UIC and UChicago to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) for the approaching Spring 2015 Postdoctoral Research Grant Application round. The LOI submission site will open on Wednesday, January 7 and close at 5 PM on Friday, January 16, 2015.
(see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised Dec 2, 2014)
CBC 2014 Milestones and Spring 2015 Funding Opportunities
The CBC wishes you a wonderful Holiday Season and a very happy New Year! Our WINTER NEWSLETTER includes 2014 milestones, new resources available to the CBC community, spring 2015 funding opportunities and links to recent press articles about the CBC. Enjoy!
Today at NU, UChicago & UIC
TODAY is Sunday, December 21, 2014
Please check back for upcoming events.
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.
January 21 - 22, 2015
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training
Registration deadline: January 15, 2015