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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.
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.
August 18, 2014
Spring 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced
The CBC is pleased to announce that 35 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Spring application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities.
August 1, 2014
Open Access to Core Facilities: Town Hall Meeting
In June, 2014, core facility administrators from CBC universities hosted a Town Hall meeting (as part of CBC Tech Day) to discuss details of how this initiative will work. The goal of the meeting was to allow core directors and managers an opportunity to ask questions to senior administrators about the initiative. Approximately 50 core facility directors, managers and staff attended the meeting held at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
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.
CBC invites New Catalyst Award Applications
The CBC’s Catalyst Award program offers funding of up to $200K for one- or two-year new inter-institutional collaborative research projects. Fall 2014 Round online submission is now open. Proposal submission deadline is 5pm, Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
CBC Symposium: Registration now open
The 12th Annual CBC Symposium, titled: Protein Engineering: From computers to cells to clinic, will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. The registration and abstract submission are now open.
Today at NU, UChicago & UIC
TODAY is Wednesday, August 20, 2014
NU Department of Neurological Surgery
Philip Altrock, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Non-cell-autonomous driving of tumor growth support sub-clonal heterogeneity
NU Department of Chemistry
Christopher Chang, UC Berkeley
Molecular imaging approaches to discovery and understanding of inorganic chemistry in the brain
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.
October 8-10, 2014
UIC Department of Pharmacology
15th Biennial Midwest Platelet Conference
October 9, 2014
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery
19th Annual Drug Discovery Symposium
October 9, 2014
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology
Annual IIN Symposium
October 17, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium
12th Annual CBC Symposium
Protein Engineering: From computers to cells to clinic