The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and others to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of humankind.
The CBC gratefully acknowledges support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Announcement  I  June 11, 2018

RFA: CBC Accelerator Award
▸ Announcing next round of applications

CBC Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program ($100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

Application dates: January 14-18, 2019

Announcement  I  August 29, 2018

RFA: CBC Catalyst Award
▸ CBC invites new applications

One-time incentive awards (up to $250,000), focused on basic biological/ biomedical research with transformative potential, made to teams with principals and other strong representation from at least two of the CBC institutions.

Application dates: February 11-15, 2019

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Announcement  I  August 22, 2018

CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN)
▸ Fireside Chat with Jigar Raythatha, CEO, Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Announcement  I  October 5, 2018

CBC Course
▸ Preclinical Safety Assessment and Mitigation Strategies in Drug Discovery

Date: April 2019, TBD (a one-and-a-half-day course)

Announcement  I  October 5, 2018

17th Annual CBC Symposium (2019)

More information coming up soon!

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SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 17, 2018

▸ Building a library of… bacteria
Featuring two CBC awardees—Laura Sanchez and Brian Murphy, UIC

Two CBC awardees, Laura Sanchez and Brian Murphy, UIC, co-PIs on a $1.7 million NIH grant to create a reference library of bacteria.


SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 17, 2018

▸ Can I (you) trust your data?
Featuring CBC Junior Investigator—Alex Ruthenburg, UChicago

Congratulations to a CBC Junior Investigator, Alexander Ruthenburg of UChicago, demonstrates in a recent publication in Molecular Cell how using not properly validated antibodies can unknowingly skew the results of an experiment.

SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 17, 2018

▸ Rare disease and old drugs
Featuring two CBC awardees—Mark Manzano and Eva Gottwein, NU

CBC Postdoctoral Research Award contributes to a new Nature Communications publication by Mark Manzano and Eva Gottwein, NU.


‘IN THE NEWS’  I  Oct. 16, 2018

▸ “Cores on Tap”
Featuring CBC affiliate—Phil Hockberger, NU

‘IN THE NEWS’  I  Oct. 16, 2018

▸ CBC is making a mark on Chicago biotech
Featuring two CBC affiliates—Aaron Lavie and Greg Thatcher, UIC

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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 (Updated Oct. 5, 2018)
New Opportunities for the CBC Community

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

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October 18, 2018
Midwest Research University Network (MRUN)
▸ University Gap Funding and Accelerator Workshop

October 25, 2018
The 1st Annual HALO Awards
▸ Celebrating Chicago’s Heroes of Medicine

Congratulations to the three honorees, including two CBC-affiliates, Drs. Chang and Woodruff.

  • Dr. Eugene Chang, University of Chicago Medicine — For his research on the microbiome
  • Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern Medicine — For her research on infertility
  • Dr. Andrea Domenighetti, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab — For his research on cerebral palsy

Use promo code “CBC” to save $25. Proceeds support research being conducted by the three honorees.

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