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.
Volume 17, March 31, 2016
CBC Funding Programs Deadlines, Upcoming Events and News
CBC invites new applications for the three award programs listed below. Please note that this is the LAST TIME that the Exploratory Workshops and the HTS Supplementary Grant programs will be offered.
This year's CBC Annual Symposium, “Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders,” will take place on November 11. SAVE THE DATE!
Finally, join us in congratulating CBC researchers on their recent discoveries that are featured in the Science Spotlights!
(read the Newsletter here)
Summer 2016 Application Deadlines
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
May 27, 2016*
*Last time the program will be offered.
Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline
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.
University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics
Globus Genomics for Core Labs
The CBC welcomes new Scientific Director for The University of Chicago, Lucy Godley
April 15, 2016
The CBC is pleased to announce that Lucy Godley, MD, PhD, has become the new CBC Scientific Director for The University of Chicago. Dr. Godley was nominated by The University of Chicago Provost Eric Isaacs and her appointment was approved by Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer and UIC Provost Susan Poser. Dr. Godley joins Scientific Directors Rick Morimoto and Brian Kay from Northwestern and UIC, respectively. The CBC Scientific Directors work closely with the philanthropists, faculty researchers, administrators, and CBC staff members who together advance the CBC’s mission of fostering and strengthening collaborative research.
Crucial Step in Red Blood Cell Development Discovered
March 30, 2016
Congratulations to CBC Catalyst team members Peng Ji of Northwestern and Amittha Wickrema of the University of Chicago for their recent publication in Developmental Cell: “Nuclear Condensation during Mouse Erythropoiesis Requires Caspase-3-Mediated Nuclear Opening.” Ji and Wickrema received a Catalyst award in 2014 for the project: “Nuclear Opening and Histone Release in Mammalian Terminal Erythropoiesis.” The authors describe an unusual finding: a dynamic opening in the nuclear membrane of immature erythrocytes. This transient “hole” channels out nuclear proteins doomed for degradation during the final process of erythrocytes maturation.
(read full story)
2015 Fall Round Catalyst Awards Announced
March 10, 2016
The CBC is pleased to announce that six teams received Catalyst Awards in 2015 Fall application round.
Today in Chicago
TODAY is Saturday, April 30, 2016
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upcoming symposia & workshops
SAVE THE DATE
November 11, 2015
14th CBC Annual Symposium
Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
May 5-6, 2016
Rush University Medical Center Innaugural Symposium
Circadian rhythm in GI health and diseases
May 12, 2016
NU Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center
22nd Annual Alzheimer Day
May 13, 2016
UChicago Department of Neurology
9th Annual Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience - Ion Channels and Neurological Disease
June 15-16, 2016
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop
June 17, 2016
UChicago Institute for Biophysical Dynamics Symposium
Bioelectrics and Electroceuticals
August 6-7, 2016
NU & UChicago Graduate Students
2nd Annual ComSciCon-Chicago
October 6, 2016
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (INN)
Annual International Institute for Nanotechnology Symposium