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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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NEWS

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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July 2, 2014
CBC Tech Day 2014 Drives Science Forward

The CBC hosted its second Tech Day event Cutting-Edge Technologies – Driving Science Forward, on June 16, 2014. Over 220 researchers attended the panel discussions and short presentations, which highlighted current biomedical technologies, exciting new and advanced technologies, and ideas for future cores. 
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June 18, 2014
CBC Scholar Stefan Kathman receives the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship

The CBC is proud to announce that CBC Scholar Stefan Kathman has received an ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations Stefan!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advanced Imaging Center at HHMI Janelia: Call for Proposals

The Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus invites proposals from scientists who are addressing significant scientific questions that require measurements of cellular/molecular behavior at spatial and/or temporally resolutions that would only be possible for them through access to the AIC. Proposal submission deadline is August 15, 2014.
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CBC invites new Postdoctoral Research Grant Applications

The Application submission site is now open and will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. ONLY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS WHO SUBMITTED LOIs ARE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS.
(see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised May 22, 2014)


Registration EXTENDED for 2014 CBC Summer 2014 Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics

CBC invites postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, and faculty to participate in our 7th annual hands-on Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics at the CBC/UIC Mass spectrometry Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility, August 11-14, 2014. For more information and registration details click here.


Open Access Initiative Announced

With the help of the CBC, investigators can now use core facilities at all three CBC universities at "in house" cost. CBC University Provosts have signed a pioneering Memorandum of Understanding that allows researchers from the three schools to access a partner's instrumentation and expertise without paying additional F&A charges.
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CBC Funding Deadlines and Events

CBC invites new applications in several award programs. In addition, new CBC-sponsored educational opportunities in biomedical sciences are announced.
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Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Tuesday, July 29, 2014


12:00 PM
NU Infectious Diseases
Claudia Hawkins, MD, Northwestern University
Infectious Diseases Lecture


12:00 PM
UChicago Department of Neurobiology
Narayanan Kasthuri, D.Phil., Harvard University
Tales from the Trenches of Connectomics


4:00 PM
NU Department of Chemistry
Benjamin Davis, University of Oxford
Sugars and Proteins

 

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