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


April 24, 2017 @ Hyatt Regency O’Hare

iBIO IndEx is a place to converge and connect with key thought leaders and peers from diverse backgrounds, and emerge with new insight to help drive industry-wide growth and transformation. This conference will include the finals of the PROPEL Business Plan Competition and the Innovation Showcase. Click HERE for more information; to register click HERE – register by April 10 for early bird rates.

PROPEL: SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

June 14 – 15, 2017 @ 9am – 4pm @ 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

The CBC is excited to report that the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) at UChicago received world recognition in a presentation by former Vice President Joe Biden at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. A 2008 CBC Lever Award contributed to the establishment of the GDC, a platform containing anonymized genomic and clinical data from over 14,000 cancer patients.
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Featured Events

April 22-26, 2017
UIC College of Pharmacy
Experimental Biology Annual Meeting

April 24, 2017
iBIO IndEX 2017

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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