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.

Science spotlight

Self-assembling Nanomaterials to boost Biomedical Applications

Joel Collier (UChicago), together with Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich (NU), and David Eddington (UIC) received a CBC Lever Award in 2010 for a project titled: Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics. The CBC Lever Award matched a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Award to help establish a collaborative network of Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs). Collier is a senior author on a paper, “Gradated assembly of multiple proteins into supramolecular nanomaterials”, that was published June 15, 2014 in Nature Materials and is attributed to the CBC Lever Award. The reported novel technology is likely to be utilized in a variety of biomedical applications such as diagnostics, vaccines and other therapeutics.
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August 18, 2014
Spring 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced

The CBC is pleased to announce that 35 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Spring application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities.
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August 1, 2014
Open Access to Core Facilities: Town Hall Meeting

In June, 2014, core facility administrators from CBC universities hosted a Town Hall meeting (as part of CBC Tech Day) to discuss details of how this initiative will work. The goal of the meeting was to allow core directors and managers an opportunity to ask questions to senior administrators about the initiative. Approximately 50 core facility directors, managers and staff attended the meeting held at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
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July 10, 2014
The CBC Vascular Biology Exploratory Workshop

The CBC Exploratory Vascular Biology Workshop took place on June 14, 2014 at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University. The goal of the workshop was to initiate the development of a Chicago-based vascular research consortium that will foster new collaborative research groups. 
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Exploratory Workshops: Applications now being accepted

CBC invites faculty members to apply for the Exploratory Workshops Program. Application deadline: 5pm, Friday, September 5, 2014.
(CBC Exploratory Workshops Program Description and RFA)

CBC Symposium: Registration now open

The 12th Annual CBC Symposium, titled: Protein Engineering: From computers to cells to clinic, will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. The registration and abstract submission are now open and will close at noon, Friday, September 12, 2014.
(Symposium webpage)


Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Tuesday, September 2, 2014

12:00 PM
NU Microbiology/Immunobiology
Liang Zhou, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
Transcriptional Regulation of Gut Immune Responses

12:00 PM
UChicago Ecology and Evolution
Ilya Ruvinsky, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Exploring Tempo and Mode in evolution of gene regulation


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