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.


CBC Summer 2015 Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics

The workshop will take place at UIC during August 3- 6. For more information click here.

Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines

» Catalyst Award Program:
   August 26 (see RFA)

» Exploratory Workshops Program:
   September 7 (see RFA)

» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
   November 11 (see RFA)

Save the date:
13th Annual CBC Symposium

October 23, 2015
The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease


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.
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Globus Genomics for Core Labs

Globus Genomics is an end-to-end data management and large scale analysis service that addresses the challenges that researchers face when dealing with NGS analysis on a large scale. It combines state-of-the-art algorithms with sophisticated data management tools, a powerful graphical workflow environment, and a cloud-based elastic computational infrastructure. Globus Genomics is software-as-a-service, delivered as a monthly subscription with the appropriate level of resources to meet your specific needs. Globus Genomics is being used by over a dozen informatics cores, research groups at various universities. For a limited period, we are offering Globus Genomics for free for a month to qualified researchers in the CBC. Please contact or for more information.
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MATTER Hosts Final CIMposium of 2014/2015 Series

July 1, 2015
The fourth and last of the 2014/2015 CIMposia series took place on June 24th at MATTER. Like the previous CIMposia, this meeting focused on regulatory issues. Steve Gould, Interim Executive Director of CIM, thanked MATTER for hosting the event, the CTSA’s for their continued support and the CBC for funding this very successful CIMposia series.
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CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck Granted McKnight Scholar Award

June 3, 2015
CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck of NU, was selected as a recipient of a 2015 McKnight Scholar Award for his lab's research project entitled, “Functional Dynamics, Organization and Plasticity of Place Cell Dentritic Spines.”
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CBC Announces Sixth Lever Award

May 26, 2015
Vadim Backman (NU), Lucy Godley (UChicago) and Jack Kaplan (UIC) are co-Principal Investigators on the CBC’s new $1.5M Lever Award:  “Chicago Center for Physical Science-Oncology Innovation and Translation.”  Professors Backman, Godley, and Kaplan are members of a team led by Thomas O’Halloran (NU) and Jonathan Licht (NU) which recently won a $10M NCI U54 grant to fund the Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center.  CBC Lever funds will support the Center’s new instrumentation and shared resources.
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“On the Table” Lunch hosted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium

May 14, 2015
“On the Table” was a series of community conversations marking the kick-off of The Chicago Community Trust’s Centennial year on May 12.  The CBC was delighted to host an “On the Table” luncheon to celebrate the outstanding philanthropic support provided by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust. 
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#‎onthetable2015; www.onthetable.com

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