Homepage Archives 2015

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2015

December 9, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT
Upcoming Winter 2016 Application Deadlines
» Catalyst Award Program: January 15, 2016 (see RFA)
» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program: January 29, 2016 (LOI) and February 12, 2016 (Application) (see RFA)


December 8, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT
CBC Announces 2015 Spring Round HTS Awards
The CBC is pleased to announce that two HTS Awards were made in 2015 Spring application round. Both of the awarded projects will be conducted in the NU HTS facility:

  • Identification of protein sequestration inhibitors for treating ALS
    Project PIs: Richard Silverman and Gary Schiltz (NU)
  • High Throughput screening of Nedd4-1 inhibitors using the novel probe: Ub-Flu
    Project PIs: Alexander Statsyuk and David Krist (NU)

(read more)


December 1, 2015
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 16
Increased Funding and New Deadlines for 2016 CBC Award Programs (read here)


November 16, 2015
success story
Circadian Clock Controls Insulin and Blood Sugar in Pancreas
The circadian clock is a molecular mechanism that regulates physiological responses of an organism to changes in the daily light cycle. Disruptions to the circadian clock have been linked to metabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. However, the exact mechanism underlying these disorders is poorly understood. Joseph Bass, a member of a CBC 2007 Catalyst team, is senior author on a recent Science paper, "Pancreatic β cell enhancers regulate rhythmic transcription of genes controlling insulin secretion," which provides new insights into how circadian regulatory processes impact pancreatic function. The work is a collaborative effort including several researchers from NU and UChicago. (read full story)


November 10, 2015
report
Microbes featured at the 13th Annual CBC Symposium
The 13th Annual CBC Symposium took place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  This year’s topic, “The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease”, was attended by over 250 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and research scientists.  Attendees from the three CBC universities were joined by colleagues from multiple Chicago area universities as well as scientists from local biotechnology companies including AbbVie and Metabolon, Inc. (read full story)


November 6, 2015
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 15
Upcoming CBC Funding Opportunities and Biotech News (read more).


November 6, 2015
announcement
CBC-LEVER PILOT PROJECTS: In Vivo Studies using Patient-Derived Xenograft Tumor Models
The Patient-Derived Xenograft (PDX) Core Facility is a shared resource created to support the researchers of the Chicago Region Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (CR-PSOC), funded by a $10 million U54 grant from the National Cancer Institute and a $1.5 million CBC Lever grant. $50,000 of Lever funds are designated to support pilot in vivo studies using PDX models for investigators outside of the CR-PSOC.
Application Due Date: November 23, 2015
Funding: up to $25,000 per award
RFA: click here.


November 4, 2015
“IN THE NEWS”
Chicago Biomedical Consortium Quoted as an Exemplary Collaborative Initiative in Chicago
In an article, titled “Chicagoland CTSAs Collaborate to Advance Translational Research,” which appeared in the October 7, 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Newsletter, Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) was quoted as an exemplary collaborative initiative in Chicago. (read full story)


November 4, 2015
announcement
CBC Invites New HTS Supplemental Grant Program Applications
HTS Supplemental Grant Program Fall 2015 application submission round is now open and will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 11th. (see RFA; rev. 9/29/15)


November 4, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Winter 2015 Application Deadlines
» Exploratory Workshops Program: December 4 (see RFA)


October 22, 2015
announcement
CBC Award to help find Host-Targeted Therapeutics
Bacterial multidrug resistance (MDR) is a commonly occurring phenomenon that can make treatment of certain infectious diseases difficult or even impossible. In July 2015, two postdoctoral fellows working in Crosson’s lab, Daniel Czyż, PhD and Jonathan Willet, PhD, won a CBC Postdoctoral Research Award for the project “Host-targeted Therapeutics.” Their project aims to screen and identify small molecules that specifically target host cells, enabling them to resist bacterial infection.
(read full story)


October 19, 2015
news
Spring 2015 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced
The CBC is pleased to announce that twenty-one Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in Spring 2015 round, including four for renewal proposals. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities. (more info)


October 5, 2015
news
REUTERS: CBC Universities are Among the Most Innovative Universities in the World
The CBC is proud to report that the three CBC universities are among the top 75 of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, according to a recent analysis by Reuters. To rank the universities, Reuters focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution’s interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries. The CBC schools ranked: NU #6, UI system (which includes UIC) # 21 and UChicago # 71. Congratulations! (read full report)


September 26, 2015
announcement
ANNUAL CBC SYMPOSIUM: Registration and Abstract Submission Extended to October 2nd
The 13th Annual CBC Symposium — The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease — will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Northwestern University downtown campus. Registration and abstract submission is extended to noon, Friday, October 2nd.
For preliminary program, to register and to submit an abstract click here.


September 25, 2015
success story
CBC Awards Help Move Promising Synthetic Antibody Technology into the Commercialization Pipeline
A 2009 CBC Spark Award to Anthony Kossiakoff (UChicago) and Vladimir Gelfand (NU) allowed the development of a high-throughput technology platform to efficiently produce customized, engineered, “synthetic antibodies.” Advances made with Spark funding allowed Kossiakoff and colleagues to win a $12 million center grant from the NIH, which was matched with a $2.3 million Lever Award from the CBC in 2012. In July 2015, the pharma company Celgene committed to a 3 year, $25 million partnership to use the technology to develop next-generation cancer drugs based on synthetic antibodies. (more info)


September 24, 2015
success story
CBC Funding Contributes to Understanding of the Gut Microbiome’s Role in Infants with Allergies to Cow’s Milk
According to a new study published on September 22, 2015, in The ISME Journal, “Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants,” the gut bacteria of babies who developed tolerance to cow’s milk after treatment with probiotic formula was significantly different from those who remained allergic. The study points out that identification of bacteria that can protect against the development of food allergies could jump-start the search for novel therapeutics. Aly Azeem Khan, a co-author on the publication, was supported by the CCSB/CBC Fellows Program, financed by the first CBC Lever Award to the Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB). (more info)


September 23, 2015
news
2015 Spring Round Catalyst Awards Announced
The CBC is pleased to announce that three teams received Catalyst Awards in 2015 Spring application round:
» Jason Brickner, PhD (NU) and Alexander Ruthenburg, PhD (UChicago) for project: Biochemical Reconstruction of Epigenetic Transcriptional Memory
» Hao F. Zhang, PhD and Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, PhD (NU) and Patrick La Riviere, PhD (UChicago) for project: Deep Brain Super-Resolution Imaging of Neuronal Architechture
» Bryan Dickinson, PhD (UChicago) and David Gius, MD/PhD (NU) for project: Fluorescent Probes for Live-Cell Imaging of Sirtuin Activity: Applications to Breast Cancer


September 16, 2015
report
2015 CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics
The eighth CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics was held at the CBC/UIC Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility (MMPF) on August 3 – 6.  This comprehensive 4-day course, organized by proteomic experts from UIC, University of Chicago and Midwestern University, was designed to familiarize workshop participants with the basics of quantitative mass spectrometry, proteomics and bioinformatics techniques. (more info)


September 11, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: November 11 (see RFA)
» Exploratory Workshops Program: December 4 (see RFA)


September 3, 2015
success story
Postdoctoral Research Award Recipients Publish High-Impact Papers
The CBC is proud to report that two CBC Postdoctoral Research (PDR) Award recipients, Stefani Spranger and Guanqun Zheng, have recently published results from their work in Nature and Nature Methods, respectively. Congratulations! (more info)


August 28, 2015
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 14
Register Now for the 13th CBC Symposium — The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease (click here).


August 7, 2015
announcement
CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications
The application submission opens Monday, August 17, and will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, August 26. For more information and to submit an application go to the Catalyst RFA webpage.


August 7, 2015
announcement
13th Annual CBC Symposium – Registration and Abstract Submission are now Open
The 13th Annual CBC Symposium — The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease — will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Northwestern University downtown campus. Registration and abstract submission are now open and will close at noon, September 25. For preliminary program, to register and to submit an abstract click here.


August 7, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» Exploratory Workshops Program: September 7 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: November 11 (see RFA)


August 5, 2015
announcement
Researchers design first artificial ribosome
Congratulations to Alexander Mankin of UIC and Michael Jewett of NU for their recent publication in the journal Nature, “Protein synthesis by ribosomes with tethered subunits.” The article describes engineering of the first artificial ribosome, called Ribo-T, that is capable of protein synthesis outside of the cell. The publication exemplifies the CBC’s mission of promoting collaboration among the consortium universities. (more info)


July 15, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» Catalyst Award Program: August 26 (see RFA)
» Exploratory Workshops Program: September 7 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: November 11 (see RFA)


July 6, 2015
announcement
Registration open for CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics 2015
The workshop will take place at UIC during August 3 – August 6. Registration is now open and will close at 9am, July 10, 2015. For more information and to register click here.


July 4, 2015
announcement
TTS North America
TTS North America 2015 – A truly interactive summit brings together decision-makers and thought leaders from all the stakeholder groups in early-stage life sciences. The meeting will be held on July 20 – 21, 2015 at UIC Forum. (more info)


July 2, 2015
announcement
CBC Invites New Applications for Postdoctoral Research Grant Program
LOI submission is closed. Proposal submission will open on July 15 and will close at 5PM on July 22. ONLY applicants who submitted LOIs are eligible to submit applications. (see RFA)


July 1, 2015
report
MATTER Hosts Final CIMposium of 2014/2015 Series
The fourth and last of the 2014/2015 CIMposia series took place on June 24th at MATTER. Like the previous CIMposia, this meeting focused on regulatory issues. Steve Gould, Interim Executive Director of CIM, thanked MATTER for hosting the event, the CTSA’s for their continued support and the CBC for funding this very successful CIMposia series. (more info)


June 29, 2015
announcement
TTS North America – Discounted Registration Ending Soon!
TTS North America 2015 – A truly interactive summit brings together decision-makers and thought leaders from all the stakeholder groups in early-stage life sciences. The meeting will be held on July 20 – 21, 2015 at UIC Forum. Discounted registration ends July 3rd! (more info)


June 22, 2015
announcement
CBC Invites New LOIs for Postdoctoral Research Grant Program
LOI submission is now open. Deadlines for submission: LOI – July 1, Proposal – July 22 (see RFA)


June 22, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» Exploratory Workshops Program: July 10 (extended) and Sept. 7 (see RFA)
» Catalyst Award Program: August 26 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: TBD (see RFA)


June 22, 2015
announcement
CBC Invites New LOIs for Postdoctoral Research Grant Program
LOI submission is now open. Deadlines for submission: LOI – July 1, Proposal – July 22 (see RFA)


June 9, 2015
announcement
Registration open for CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics 2015
The workshop will take place at UIC during August 3 – August 6. Registration is now open and will close at 5:00 PM, July 6, 2015. For more information and to register click here.


June 5, 2015
CBC Newsletter, Vol. 13
CBC Summer / Fall 2015 Funding Opportunities, Upcoming Events and News (read here)


June 4, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program: LOI – July 1, Proposal – July 22 (see RFA)
» Exploratory Workshops Program: July 10 (extended) and Sept. 7 (see RFA)
» Catalyst Award Program: August 26 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: TBD (see RFA)


June 3, 2015
announcement
CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck Granted McKnight Scholar Award
CBC Junior Investigator Daniel Dombeck of NU, was selected as a recipient of a 2015 McKnight Scholar Award for his lab’s research project entitled, “Functional Dynamics, Organization and Plasticity of Place Cell Dentritic Spines.” (more info)


May 28, 2015
announcement
CIMposium on Regulatory Development to be held at MATTER
Connect with life sciences entrepreneurs, mentors and regulatory development experts at the regulatory development-focused Chicago Innovation Mentors CIMposium on June 24th! For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.


May 27, 2015
announcement
CBC Website Assessment 2015
The CBC would like to hear your thoughts about the content and functionality of our website. This survey consists of only 5 short questions and will take just a few minutes to complete. Take the survey here.


May 26, 2015
press release
CBC Announces Sixth Lever Award
Vadim Backman (NU), Lucy Godley (UChicago) and Jack Kaplan (UIC) are co-Principal Investigators on the CBC’s new $1.5M Lever Award: “Chicago Center for Physical Science-Oncology Innovation and Translation.” Professors Backman, Godley, and Kaplan are members of a team led by Thomas O’Halloran (NU) and Jonathan Licht (NU) which recently won a $10M NCI U54 grant to fund the Chicago Region Physical Science-Oncology Center. CBC Lever funds will support the Center’s new instrumentation and shared resources. (more info)


May 14, 2015
report
“On the Table” Lunch hosted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium
“On the Table” was a series of community conversations marking the kick-off of The Chicago Community Trust’s Centennial year on May 12. The CBC was delighted to host an “On the Table” luncheon to celebrate the outstanding philanthropic support provided by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust. The luncheon was also an opportunity to discuss the state of the biomedical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries in the region, and collaborative ways to keep these industries resilient. (more info)
#‎onthetable2015; www.onthetable.com


May 8, 2015
success story
Synaptic Membrane Nanodiscs May Help Find Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics
Congratulations to William Klein of NU for his recent publication in PLoS One: “Nanoscale Synaptic Membrane Mimetic Allows Unbiased High Throughput Screen that Targets Binding Sites for Alzheimer’s-Associated Aβ Oligomers.” Using a High Throughput Screening (HTS) facility at NU, Klein and colleagues developed a cell-free system consisting of a library of synaptic proteins individually embedded in nanoscale lipid bilayers (Nanodiscs). Nanodiscs proved successful in a pilot HTS screen for small molecule inhibitors of amyloid β oligomer (AβO) binding. This novel technique appears promising for future large-scale HTS screens for membrane protein targets, including potential Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics. The publication is attributed to a CBC HTS Supplemental Grant awarded to Klein in June 2013. (more info)


May 1, 2015
announcement
CBC is excited to join The Chicago Community Trust’s “On the Table” on May 12, 2015!
At "On the Table," we will honor the philanthropy that has made the CBC’s accomplishments possible, and look toward a bold future of strengthening the biomedical enterprise and promoting the development of the biomedical industry in Chicago as a way to make our region’s economy more dynamic. ‪#‎onthetable2015www.onthetable.com


April 30, 2015
report
CIMposium Number 3 Held at UIC
The third in the series of four Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) CIMposia planned for 2014-2015 was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine on April 27, 2015. The meeting was held in the recently remodeled College of Medicine Learning Center Auditorium located in the West Tower Building. The third CIMposium, similarly to the first and the second sessions, focused on FDA regulatory issues with an emphasis on pre-clinical and clinical development. (more info)


April 15, 2015
report
The Sixth Annual CBC Scholars Scientific Exchange
The Sixth Annual CBC Scholars Scientific Exchange took place on April 1, 2015, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. During this all-day event, each CBC Scholar presented a ten-minute talk describing their dissertation research followed by a short question and answer period. The networking lunch allowed ample time to share ideas for future CBC Scholar activities, especially those promoting interactions between the 3 CBC universities. (more info)


April 15, 2015
report
“Building on STEM” – CBC Scholars volunteer at 65th Annual CPS Science Fair
CBC Scholars volunteered their time and expertise to serve as judges at the 65th Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Science Fair on March 22, 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry. (more info)


April 14, 2015
news
CBC Announces 2014 Fall Round HTS Award
The CBC is pleased to announce that one HTS Award was made in 2014 Fall application round. The awarded project will be conducted in the HTS facility located at one of the three CBC universities. (more info)


April 9, 2015
announcement
Save the date: 13th Annual CBC Symposium
October 23, 2015 The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease


April 8, 2015
announcement
CIMposium on Regulatory Development
Connect with life sciences entrepreneurs, mentors and regulatory development experts at the regulatory development focused Chicago Innovation Mentors CIMposium on April 27th! For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.


March 18, 2015
“in the news”
"In the News:" CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations
The March 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Research Newsletter features an article about CBC accomplishments, both at Northwestern and city-wide. The article, written by Roger Anderson and titled "CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations," can be read here.


March 10, 2015
announcement
Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines
» Exploratory Workshops Program: June 6 and September 5 (see RFA)
» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program: LOI – July 1, Proposal – July 22 (see RFA)
» Catalyst Award Program: August 26 (see RFA)
» HTS Supplemental Grant Program: November 11 (see RFA)


March 10, 2015
news
CBC Scientific Director Shohei Koide receives UChicago ITM First Technology & Commercial Development Grant to Build Fast, Mobile Diagnostic Tool
Congratulations to Shohei Koide, the CBC Scientific Director at the University of Chicago (UChicago), for receiving an inaugural Technology & Commercial Development Pilot Award. The new award was launched by UChicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) in partnership with UChicagoTech to support promising translational and clinical research projects. Koide, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UChicago, is designing mobile biosensors that could monitor various health conditions within minutes. (more info)


March 6, 2015
success story
Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane
Congratulations to Bob Keenan and Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago) on their publication in the March 5, 2015 issue of Science: "Structure of the Get3 targeting factor in complex with its membrane protein cargo." Kossiakoff is one of the recipients of the 2012 CBC Lever Award which helped establish the Center for Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors: Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP). In April 2014, Keenan received a CBC Lever-supported CSAP Pilot Project Award for the project “Antibody Phage Display of Nanodisc-embedded Membrane Proteins.” (more info)


March 2, 2015
report
2015 CBC Scholars Luncheon
The annual CBC Scholars luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Francesca’s on Chestnut. Current CBC Scholars and the CBC Scientific Directors and staff attended the event. Over lunch the Scholars discussed the program’s influence on their academic careers. (more info)


March 2, 2015
news
CBC Announces 2014 Fall Round Catalyst Awards
The CBC is pleased to announce that six Catalyst Awards were made in 2014 Fall application round. (more info)


February 23, 2015
success story
Synthetic Antibodies help Solve Nuclear Pore Complex Structure
Congratulations to the CBC Lever Team member Tony Kossiakoff (UChicago) on his recent publication in the February 2015 issue of Science, “Architecture of the nuclear pore complex coat.” Kossiakoff, together with Geoffrey Greene (UChicago), Brian Kay (UIC) and Jason Brickner (NU) are recipients of the 2012 CBC Lever Award which, together with the NIH grant, titled “Recombinant Antibody Network (RAN),” contributed to the establishment of the Center for Production of Affinity Reagents for Human Transcription Factors: Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP). (more info)


February 23, 2015
announcement
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. Spring 2015 Round online submission is now open. Proposal submission deadline is 5pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (RFA; rev. 09/04/14)


February 12, 2015
success story
Modeling a 3D Human Ovarian Cancer in vitro to Screen for Metastasis Inhibitors
The CBC team of Hilary Kenny and Ernst Lengyel (UChicago) received a CBC High Throughput Screening (HTS) Supplemental Grant in June 2013. Kenny and Lengyel are first and senior author, respectively, on an article titled “Quantitative high throughput screening using a primary human three-dimensional organotypic culture predicts in vivo efficacy,” which appeared in February 5, 2015 issue of Nature Communication. The team developed a 3D human ovarian cancer culture system that is promising as a screening platform for new drug discovery. The CBC funds contributed to the system development using a HTS screening facility at UChicago. (more info)


February 12, 2015
announcement
CBC invites New Applications for the HTS Supplemental Grant Program
The CBC invites CBC university affiliates of any rank to submit applications to the CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program. Application submission opens March 24, 2015. Submission deadline is 5pm, March 30, 2015. (HTS Supplemental Grant Program Description and RFA; rev. 09/05/14)


February 10, 2015
report
CIMposium: The Art of FDA Interactions
The second in the series of four Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) CIMposia planned for 2014-2015 was held at the Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern University on February 5, 2015. This series is focused on regulatory issues related to getting health care products approved by FDA. (more info)


February 10, 2015
announcement
Get a look at MATTER and Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM)!
Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM), in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago, is pleased to invite all to CIM’s first international meeting! Join CIM for pitches, networking and guest speakers on Wednesday, February 11, at an inaugural meeting held in MATTER. For more info and to register click here.


February 5, 2015
announcement
Exploratory Workshops: Applications now being accepted
CBC invites faculty members to apply for the Exploratory Workshops Program. Application deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 6, 2015. (CBC Exploratory Workshops Program Description and RFA)


February 3, 2015
success story
Getting Yeast to Pump Up the Protein Production
Congratulations to the CBC Catalyst Team member Keith Tyo (NU) on his recent publication in the February 2015 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, “Blocking Endocytotic Mechanisms to Improve Heterologous Protein Titers in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Tyo, together with Konrad Kording (NU), and Douglas Bishop and Lucia Rothman-Denes (UChicago) are recipients of the CBC Catalyst Award in the Fall 2011 Round for a project titled “A Molecular Chart Recorder.” (more info)


January 26, 2015
announcement
Postdoctoral Research Grant Application Deadline Extended
Postdoctoral Fellows who submitted Letters of Intent for the Spring 2015 Grant program may submit full applications beginning January 26. The application deadline has been extended to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 4, 2015. (see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised Dec 2, 2014)


January 20, 2015
announcement
CBC invites new Postdoctoral Research Grant Applications
Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions are now closed for the Spring 2015 Postdoctoral Research Grant Program. Postdoctoral Fellows who submitted LOIs may submit full applications between January 26 and 5:00 pm February 2, 2015. (see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised Dec 2, 2014)


January 14, 2015
success story
Finding Damaged DNA — Needle in the Haystack
Congratulations to the CBC Catalyst Team: Jung-Hyun Min (UIC) and Chuan He (UChicago) on their recent publication in the January 6, 2015 issue of Nature Communications, “Kinetic gating mechanism of DNA damage recognition by Rad4/XPC.” Min and He received the Catalyst Award in the Fall 2011 Round for a project titled “Capturing Kinetically Labile Multiprotein Assemblies on DNA by Chemical Crosslinking.” (more info)


January 13, 2015
news
Fall 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced
The CBC is pleased to announce that 16 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Fall application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities. (more info)


January 13, 2015
announcement
CIMposium on Regulatory Development
Connect with life sciences entrepreneurs, mentors and regulatory development experts at the regulatory development focused Chicago Innovation Mentors CIMposium on February 5th! To RSVP, click HERE.


January 13, 2015
news
CBC Announces 2014 Spring Round HTS Awards
The CBC is pleased to announce that two HTS Awards were made in 2014 Spring application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the HTS facilities located at the three CBC universities. (more info)


January 7, 2015
announcement
CBC invites new Postdoctoral Research Grant Applications
CBC invites postdoctoral fellows at NU, UIC and UChicago to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) for the approaching Spring 2015 Postdoctoral Research Grant Application round. The LOI submission site is now open and will close at 5 PM on Friday, January 16, 2015. (see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised Dec 2, 2014)