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

Activity in Dendrites is Critical in Memory Formation

Daniel Dombeck joined Northwestern University in February 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology. He was one of six outstanding Assistant Professors recruited to CBC institutions that received a CBC Junior Investigator Award. Dombeck is the senior author on a report published in the October 26, 2014 issue of Nature entitled, "Calcium transient prevalence across the dendritic arbour predicts place field properties." The paper describes a novel role that dendrites may play in memory formation.
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October 31, 2014
Protein Engineering featured at the 12th Annual CBC Symposium

“Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic” was the topic of the 12th Annual CBC Symposium which took place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the UIC Forum. The symposium provided a thorough overview of the current status, challenges and exciting prospects in the field of protein engineering. Over 220 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and research scientists attended the all day event.
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September 12, 2014
CBC Announces 2014 Spring Round Catalyst Awards

The CBC is pleased to announce that four teams received Catalyst Awards in 2014 Spring application round.
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September 3, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research

Leslie Mertz, a science writer for IEEE PULSE, wrote an article titled "Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research". The article was featured in IEEE PULSE on August 18, 2014.
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CBC invites New Applications for the HTS Supplemental Grant Program

The CBC invites CBC university affiliates of any rank to submit applications to the CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program. Application submission opens November 11, 2014. Submission deadline is 5pm, November 18, 2014. NOTE: The RFA has been revised on September 5, 2014.
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CBC Scholars "Loop Connections" Seminar

CBC Scholars invite all to a "Loop Connections" Seminar to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at UIC campus. The seminar will feature Joanna E. Burdette (UIC) & Julie Kim (NU).
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