Updated: February 20, 2019

Listed here are opportunities available to CBC researchers through CBC-supported efforts as well as through CBC-independent university initiatives.


CBC-Supported Opportunities

Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP)

Due to a CBC Lever Award, CBC researchers have special access to this powerful technology:


Other Opportunities

Posted: January 18, 2019
2019 Award Competition: Development of Point-Of-Care Testing for HIV and Co-Morbidities for Use in Low and Middle Income Countries

The NIBIB-funded Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN) seeks collaborative research projects to develop novel point-of-care technologies (POCT) aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment monitoring of HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). If successful, projects should be viable candidates for commercial development. Awards will be up to $100,000.
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Posted: December 3, 2018
The NIA funded Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortia (ACTC) soliticitng proposals from investigators for consideration into larger clinical trials.

The ACTC is led by Dr. Paul Aisen (USC), Dr. Reisa Sperling (Harvard), Dr. Ron Petersen (Mayo), and Dr. Laurie Ryan from NIA. Projects that are developed as part of ACTC may be either NIA funded entirely, or funded as public-private partnerships. All phases of clinical trials are considered as studies in this Consortium.

Projects that are funded under ACTC mechanism must undergo the following stages of review and approval:

  1. Feasibility Review and Feedback (all projects move to next step)
  2. Project Evaluation Committee Review and Vote (only projects approved by this committee go to the next step)
  3. ACTC Steering Committee Approval (only projects with majority support go to next step)
  4. Project and Grant Development, submission to NIA
  5. Grant Awarded by NIA

The best way to start discussions with ACTC is to use the attached synopsis and proposal forms to tell us about your proposal. Questions can be directed to the ACTC Program Administrator, Sarah Walter: waltersa@usc.edu

Upcoming deadlines:
December 5, 2018 (for June 5, 2019 grant submission)
April 5, 2019 (for Oct 5, 2019 grant submission)

More information about ACTC: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dn/alzheimers-clinical-trials-consortium-actc

See also:
▸ ACTC Protocol Synopsis Template
▸ ACTC Clinical Study Concept Proposal

Posted: August 8, 2018
New, Updated and Expanded Services provided by the University of Chicago Genomics Facility

The University of Chicago Genomics Facility has:

Posted: August 1, 2018
New Opportunities for the CBC Community

Northwestern’s NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology has a few opportunities for researchers in quantitative biology.

Posted: October 27, 2015
University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics, one of the world’s fastest-growing interdisciplinary fields, is the latest graduate degree program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. The University brings together its esteemed faculty and programs in genomic research, translational medicine, and computation within the new Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI).

▸ Press Release, October 27, 2015 (PDF)
▸ Program website

Posted: March 30, 2015
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 Ravi Madduri or Paul Dave for more information.

▸ Program website
▸ Download flyer (PDF)