» RFA: Postdoctoral Awards (rev. 02/23/15)
» RFA: HTS Supplemental Grant Program
» RFA: Catalyst Awards (rev. 09/04/14)
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.
Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Applications' Deadlines
» Exploratory Workshops Program:
June 6 and September 5 (see RFA)
» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program:
LOI - July 1, Proposal - July 22 (see RFA)
» Catalyst Award Program:
August 26 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
November 11 (see RFA)
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.
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
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"In the News:" CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations
March 18, 2015
The March 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Research Newsletter features an article about CBC accomplishments, both at Northwestern and city-wide. The article, written by Roger Anderson and titled "CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations," can be read here.
CBC Scientific Director Shohei Koide receives UChicago ITM First Technology & Commercial Development Grant to Build Fast, Mobile Diagnostic Tool
March 10, 2015
Congratulations to Shohei Koide, the CBC Scientific Director at the University of Chicago (UChicago), for receiving an inaugural Technology & Commercial Development Pilot Award. The new award was launched by UChicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) in partnership with UChicagoTech to support promising translational and clinical research projects. Koide, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UChicago, is designing mobile biosensors that could monitor various health conditions within minutes.
Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane
March 6, 2015
Congratulations to Bob Keenan and Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago) on their publication in the March 5, 2015 issue of Science: "Structure of the Get3 targeting factor in complex with its membrane protein cargo." Kossiakoff is one of the recipients of the 2012 CBC Lever Award which helped establish the Center for Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors: Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP). In April 2014, Keenan received a CBC Lever-supported CSAP Pilot Project Award for the project “Antibody Phage Display of Nanodisc-embedded Membrane Proteins.”
CBC Announces 2014 Fall Round Catalyst Awards
March 2, 2015
The CBC is pleased to announce that six Catalyst Awards were made in 2014 Fall application round.
Today in Chicago
TODAY is Thursday, April 2, 2015
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upcoming symposia & workshops
April 6, 2015
UChicago Ben May Department for Cancer Research
Symposium on Cancer Immunotherapy
April 24, 2015
UChicago Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology
Annual Symposium: Human Evolution
April 24-25, 2015
UChicago Center for Continuing Medical Education
12th International Ultmann Chicago Lymphoma Symposium
May 7, 2015
21st Annual Alzheimer Day
The Mendelson Lecture: Keith A. Johnson, MD, Harvard Medical School
May 8, 2015
UChicago Department of Neurology - 2015 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience
Brain Imaging Biomarkers in Neurological Disease
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2015
May 12, 2015
SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training Workshop
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2015
October 1, 2015
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Annual International Institute for Nanotechnology Symposium
October 6, 2015
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)
20th Annual Drug Discovery Symposium
October 23, 2015
Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)
13th Annual CBC Symposium
The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease