Homepage Archives 2010

Homepage Archives contain CBC announcements and news, success stories’ snippets and Chicago Biotech news, that have been chronologically posted on the CBC homepage throughout the year.


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2010

December 23, 2010
NEWS
Old Genes, New Genes – both can be Essential
A new study by CBC Spark Award co-recipient Manyuan Long, titled New genes in Drosophila quickly become essential and published in Science, 17 December 2010, reveals that that new genes can be as essential in Drosophila development as the ancient genes are. For commentary see Age Doesn’t Matter: New Genes Are as Essential as Ancient Ones in ScienceDaily.


December 15, 2010
NEWS
CBC Announces 2010 Fall Round Catalyst Award
Amittha Wickrema, PhD, University of Chicago and Hongmei Jiang, PhD, NU for project: Uncovering Early Genetic Aberrations in Myelodysplastic Syndromes


December 9, 2010
NEWS
The CBC Welcomes the Second Class of CBC Scholars
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium is pleased to announce the second class of CBC Scholars. Each CBC university selected three outstanding third or fourth year graduate students in a biomedical discipline to participate in the Scholars program. Each member of the Scholars Class of 2011 will receive a grant of $5,000 per year for up to two years. This award is to be used for academically-related purposes, such as travel to conferences or participation in workshops. (full text)


November 4, 2010
REPORT
High turnout marks the 8th Annual CBC Symposium
The 8th Annual CBC Symposium titled Protein Folding and Misfolding in Health and Disease took place on October 29, 2010 within the beautiful surroundings of Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago campus. (full text)


October 15, 2010
NEWS
CBC announces its third Lever Award
A CBC team of Principal Investigators: Chad Mirkin, (NU), David Eddington, (UIC), and Milan Mrksich, (UChicago) received $2.1M CBC Lever Award for a proposal Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics. The CBC Award will establish two core facilities at UIC and at UChicago that will develop, fabricate, and disseminate standardized and well-defined matrices and substrates for culturing cancer cells. The CBC Lever Award matches a $12 million award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help establish a collaborative network of Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs). (See also Interface of Nanotechnology and Cancer)



October 5, 2010
NEWS
Dr. Brenda Russell, the UIC CBC Scientific Director, received the iBIO 2010 iCON Innovator Award
The iCON Awards Gala was held on September 30, 2010 in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago and was attended by approximately 400 researchers, educators and biotechnology leaders. The iCON Awards recognize the role of education, research, training and scholarship in fostering growth and building the next generation of Midwest biotechnology and life sciences innovators and leaders. (full text)


September 28, 2010
SUCCESS STORY
CBC Catalyst Team develops a novel technique to visualize protein interactions in living cells
The 2008 CBC Catalyst Team of Jerold Turner, MD, PhD (UChicago) and Lawrence Miller, PhD (UIC) describe luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET), a new technique that allows labeling and detection of proteins in living cells with a 50-fold higher sensitivity than previously available. (full text)


September 7, 2010
REPORT
The Annual CBC Scholars Scientific Exchange was held August 19, 2010
The CBC Scholars from all three CBC universities met at the NU Chicago Campus to present and discuss their dissertation research. The talks were designed to focus on important “Big Picture” concepts and each presentation was followed by a short discussion. (full text)


August 28, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION OPEN: CBC Program Manager for UIC (job description)


August 23, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
CBC 2010 Fall Round Catalyst Application submission is now open
Proposal Submission Deadline – September 3, 2010. To apply please refer to the Catalyst web page.


August 23, 2010
REPORT
The Fourth Annual CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics took place at the CBC/UIC Proteomics and Informatics Service Facility (PISF) on August 2-6, 2010
The workshop, organized by Dr. Larry Helseth, the Associate Director of the PSIF, and Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir of The University of Chicago, was a combination of lectures, demonstration, hands-on laboratory training in multiple mass spectrometry techniques, and computer training in data analysis. (full text)


August 23, 2010
NEWS
CBC Announces 2010 Spring Round Catalyst Awards
Aaron Turkewitz, PhD, UChicago and Scott Brady, PhD, UIC for project: Critical Components in Regulated Secretion
Richard Ye, MD, PhD, UIC and Neil Kelleher, PhD, NU for project: Phosphoproteomic analysis of NADPH oxidase activation
Wonhwa Cho, PhD, UIC, Seth Corey, MD, NU and Daesung Lee, PhD, UIC for project: In situ Imaging of Lipid Signaling Networks


August 12, 2010
NEWS
Prof. Brenda Russel, a CBC Scientific Director from UIC, receives prestigious Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization’s iBIO Institute 2010 iCON Award
The iBIO Institute today announced the two winners of the fourth annual iBIO Institute iCON Awards, considered by many to be the region’s most prestigious honor for life sciences educators and researchers. The iCON Awards celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding science teachers and researchers whose work provides the basis for biotechnology developments worldwide. The 2010 iCON Innovator Award (University Level) winner is Brenda Russell, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Biophysics, Bioengineering and Medicine, and Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (read more)


July 26, 2010
NEWS
CBC Catalyst Award team member ‘uncloaks’ the molecular clock of the pancreas
The CBC Catalyst Award team member Joseph Bass reports in Nature (June 18, 2010) that Disruption of the clock components CLOCK and BMAL1 leads to hypoinsulinaemia and diabetes. The manuscript reveals that the pancreas has its own molecular clock that regulates the production of insulin. (read more in NU NewsCenter) Joseph Bass (NU), together with Nissim Hay (UIC) and Graeme Bell (UChicago) received in 2007 a CBC Catalyst Award for a project entitled Chicago Consortium in Diabetes and Obesity Genetics.


July 23, 2010
NEWS
CBC Announces 2010 Spring Round Catalyst Awards
Aaron Turkewitz, PhD, UChicago and Scott Brady, PhD, UIC for project: Critical Components in Regulated Secretion
Richard Ye, MD, PhD, UIC and Neil Kelleher, PhD, NU for project: Phosphoproteomic analysis of NADPH oxidase activation


July 6, 2010
CBC NEWSLETTER, VOL. 3
Semiannual newsletter reporting on a variety of activities that have made for a busy spring
The CBC is pleased to share our semiannual newsletter reporting on a variety of activities that have made for a busy spring. A major accomplishment has been the successful implementation of the Junior Investigator Award program, designed to help outstanding young researchers start their faculty careers at CBC universities. Be sure to read about the new Assistant Professors who have received these $500K recruitment awards. The newsletter also has articles about CBC funding opportunities, educational activities, and improvements in our website, and we introduce Karen Snapp, our new Associate Director. Mark your calendar for the Eighth Annual CBC Symposium, Protein Folding and Misfolding in Health and Disease, set for October 29 at UChicago. ▸ Read more


June 14, 2010
REPORT
IGSB/CBC workshop introduces Chicago research community to resources available at the Cellular Screening Center
The High-Throughput Cellular Screening Workshop organized by the Institute for Genomics & System Biology (IGSB) at the University of Chicago was held on June 8, 2010. The workshop was designed to familiarize scientists with the high-throughput RNAi and chemical screening technologies available at the Cellular Screening Center (CSC). Morning sessions included an overview of CSC resources and technologies followed by research seminars by CSC users. After lunch, Sam Bettis, the Technical Director of the CSC, gave a guided tour of the CSC. (full text)


May 19, 2010
NEWS
Quantitative Insights, Inc wins CBC Business Plan Competition
The Third Chicago Biomedical Consortium Business Plan Competition was held at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center on May 17, 2010. The plan presented by Quantitative Insights, Inc, a company founded by MBA students and scientists from the University of Chicago, won the competition and will receive the $10K prize which will be used for the company’s continued development. (full text)


May 7, 2010
NEWS
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visits the Chicago Biomedical Consortium exhibit at the 2010 BIO International Convention
Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn presided over the BIO 2010 International Convention ribbon cutting ceremony on May 4, 2010. The convention was held at McCormick Place and it is the largest biotechnology event in the world. During his tour of the Illinois Pavilion, Governor Quinn (right) visited the Chicago Biomedical Consortium booth and met with Katie Stallcup (left), the CBC Executive Director, and Brenda Russell (middle), the Scientific Director from the University of Illinois at Chicago. (full text)


May 7, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
CBC Business Plan Competition
SAVE THE DATE: May 17, 2010
The Third Chicago Biomedical Consortium Business Plan Competition will be held at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center on May 17, 2010.


April 19, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
NIH Francis Collins Lecture
Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, will speak to faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at UChicago, Northwestern and University of Illinois-Chicago about his vision of the NIH and his thoughts and reflections on new scientific frontiers on April 24, 2010 at Northwestern University. (more info)


April 15, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
UIC Research Resources Center Expo 2010
The Proteomics and Informatics Services Facility and the Mass Spec Laboratory will be available for tours during RRC Expo 2010: An Exhibition of Research Core Facilities, Resources and Services on April 22, 2010 at UIC. Learn about other services offered by UIC’s Research Resources Center. (download flyer)


April 9, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
High-Throughput Cellular Screening Workshop June 08, 2010, UChicago
The Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology (IGBS) at the University of Chicago invites faculty, staff and students to participate in an introductory Workshop in Tigh-Throughput Cellular Screening. (more info)


March 15, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
CBC will participate in the 2010 BIO International Convention
The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. CBC will have a Silver Sponsor Booth (3302) in the Illinois Pavilion. The Convention will be held on May 03-06, 2010 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. (BIO2010 website).


February 4, 2010
REPORT
CBC Winter 2010 Workshop in Informatics for Proteomics Received with Enthusiasm
The CBC-organized winter workshop in Informatics for Proteomics, held at the UIC College of Pharmacy on January 26-27, 2010, offered two days of lecture and hands-on informatics training. (full text)


January 29, 2010
REPORT
The CBC announces the inaugural class of CBC Scholars
The first gathering of the CBC Scholars took place on January 27, 2010.(full text)