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  Posted: June 11, 2018

RFA: CBC Accelerator Award
▸ Announcing next round of applications

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

Application dates: January 14-18, 2019

▸ Accelerator RFA

Announcement  I  Posted: August 29, 2018

RFA: CBC Catalyst Award
▸ CBC invites new applications

Catalysts are 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

▸ Catalyst RFA

▸ More programs

Announcement  I  Posted: August 22, 2018

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

CBCAN is a community, bringing together industry experts, university technology transfer officers, researchers and others from the local and extended biomedical ecosystem, with a goal to provide early commercial guidance to the university-based researchers.

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

▸ Register

Announcement  I  Posted: November 15, 2018

CBC Lunch Series
▸ Accelerator Award Information Session

Hosted by Rick Morimoto, CBC Scientific Director for Northwestern; Featuring a Panel of Accelerator Awardees, including Rick Silverman, NU and Arnon Lavie, UIC, INVO Director of Commercialization, Dimitra Georganopoulou and Polsky Center Microbiome Lead, Technology Commercialization, Matt Martin.

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

▸ Register

▸ More events

SUCCESS STORY  I  Nov. 8, 2018

▸ NF-kappa beta, inflammation and sleep disorders
Featuring CBC awardee—Joseph Bass, NU

CBC Spark Award recipient, Joseph Bass, NU, discovers a genetic link between the causes of inflammation and the circadian clock control.


SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 31, 2018

▸ Multicolored butterflies — the mystery solved
Featuring three CBC awardees—Erica Westerman, Markus Kronforst and Stephanie Palmer, UChicago

Three CBC affiliates, Erica Westerman, Markus Kronforst and Stephanie Palmer, UChicago, show that a single gene causes the color change. Congratulations!

SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 30, 2018

▸ ‘Timing cells’ discovered
Featuring CBC Junior Investigator—Daniel Dombeck, NU

CBC Junior Investigator, Daniel Dombeck, NU, describes in recent issue of Nature Neuroscience a novel set of brain neurons that light up on waiting.


SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 17, 2018

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

SUCCESS STORY  I  Oct. 17, 2018

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

▸ More news

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.

▸ More opportunities

October 2018
Illinois at a Glance; What makes up the ecosystem? Check out a slide deck by Illinois Science & Technology Coalition:
▸ Illinois Innovation Ecosystem

November 26, 2018
UChicago IT
▸ IT Matters: Driving Research and Discovery

▸ More biotech & entrepreneurship