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.

August 31, 2017
Registration OPEN for CBC Annual Symposium 2017; Catalyst Award Program Updates; Staying informed

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August 25, 2017
15th Annual CBC Symposium
“Small Molecule Discovery”

DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017

Fantastic speaker lineup! Poster session! Lunch and Learn!
Registration and poster abstract submission are now open. Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017.

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October 16, 2017
success story
Cathy Nagler (UChicago), CBC community member and ClostraBio company founder, featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Congratulations to Cathryn Nagler, PhD, Bunning Food Allergy Professor at UChicago. Her biotech company—ClostraBio—was recently highlighted in the Crain’s Chicago Business. Nagler’s work focuses on new therapeutics that could halt the development of increasingly common food allergies. Prior work published in 2015 in The ISME Journal, “Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-supplemented formula expands butyrate-producing bacterial strains in food allergic infants,” was partially supported by the CCSB/CBC Fellowship, awarded to Aly Azeem Khan—a postdoctoral fellow in her lab and co-author on the paper. This Fellows program was financed by the first CBC Lever Award (2008) to the Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB).

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October 16, 2017
success story
CBC scientist at the frontier of nanotechnology. An interview.

CBC researcher Chad Mirkin, Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University is joined by Teri Odom, IIN’s Associate Director, in an interview for Northwestern Today where they discuss the present and the future of nanotechnology. Mirkin, together with Milan Mrksich (NU), David Eddington (UIC) and Joel Collier (UChicago) received a 2010 CBC Lever Award for the project titled “Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics.”

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October 13, 2017
success story
CBC-funded core facility instrumental in uncovering a novel mutation involved in heart disease

Congratulations to a CBC scientist Elizabeth McNally (NU) and her co-workers for identifying a new mutation that may increase risk for heart disease characterized by cardiomyopathy. The discovery was recently published in the journal Circulation. McNally is twice a recipent of CBC Awards: a Catalyst (2007) and a Spark Award (2008). An essential part of the published work was performed in a NU core facility—the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI)—that CBC helped to fund. CAMI’s services are available to the CBC community at the “in-house” costs through the CBC Open Access Initiative.

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Featured Events

October 20, 2017
NU Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Mini-Symposium
Cancer Prevention with Drugs: Improving Existing Solutions and Finding New Ones

October 23, 2017
UChicago Committee on Developmental Biology Symposium

October 25, 2017
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)
Cheminformatics & Bioinformatics
in Drug Discovery Symposium

October 25, 2017
UChicago Section of Neurosurgery
Kluver Symposium: Microbiome

May 10, 2018
NU Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
24th Annual Alzheimer Day

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Biotech & Entrepreneurship

October 18 – November 15, 2017
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
New Course: Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine

October 27
UChicago & Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM)
Insight to Innovation: Women in STEM Leadership Conference

November 15, 2017
Cures Within Reach
Second Annual CureAccelerator Live! Pitch Event

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