The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago that will transform research at the frontiers of biomedicine.


September 29, 2014
2014 CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics

The seventh CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics took place August 11-14 at the CBC/UIC Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility (MMPF) on UIC’s West Campus. The intense 4-day course included in-depth training in the basics of mass spectrometry, proteomics and bioinformatics, with the final days of the workshop being devoted to advanced topics in these areas.
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September 12, 2014
CBC Announces 2014 Spring Round Catalyst Awards

The CBC is pleased to announce that four teams received Catalyst Awards in 2014 Spring application round.
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September 3, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research

Leslie Mertz, a science writer for IEEE PULSE, wrote an article titled "Chicago Biomedical Consortium: A Three-University Hub of Research". The article was featured in IEEE PULSE on August 18, 2014.
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Science spotlight

Self-assembling Nanomaterials to boost Biomedical Applications

Joel Collier (UChicago), together with Chad Mirkin and Milan Mrksich (NU), and David Eddington (UIC) received a CBC Lever Award in 2010 for a project titled: Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics. The CBC Lever Award matched a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Award to help establish a collaborative network of Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs). Collier is a senior author on a paper, “Gradated assembly of multiple proteins into supramolecular nanomaterials”, that was published June 15, 2014 in Nature Materials and is attributed to the CBC Lever Award. The reported novel technology is likely to be utilized in a variety of biomedical applications such as diagnostics, vaccines and other therapeutics.
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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 November 11, 2014. Submission deadline is 5pm, November 18, 2014. NOTE: The RFA has been revised on September 5, 2014.
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CBC Scholars "Loop Connections" Seminar

CBC Scholars invite all to a "Loop Connections" Seminar to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at UIC campus. The seminar will feature Joanna E. Burdette (UIC) & Julie Kim (NU).
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Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:30 AM
UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Eric G. Pamer, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Microbiota-mediated defense against intestinal infections.

12:00 PM
UChicago Surgery Department
Dragana Jankovic, PhD, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Immunobiology Section, NIAID, NIH
Infection induced immunoregulatory circuits

12:00 PM
NU Microbiology/Immunobiology
Susan Hafenstein, PhD, Penn State University
Picornavirus Host Entry Intermediates – Altered Particles Are Not Created Equally

12:00 PM
UChicago Ecology & Evolution
Naseer Sangwan, Argonne National Laboratory
Predation in situ: Metagenomics revealing Bacterial Predator-Prey dynamics across Arsenic rich Himalayan Hot-springs

12:00 PM
UChicago Institute for Biophysical Dynamics
Nieng Yan, PhD, Tsinghua University, Beijing
The Alternating Access Mechanism of the MFS Glucose Transporters

2:00 PM
UChicago Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Thesis Defense)
Agnieszka Misiura, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago (Rice Lab)
Roles of Two Serine Recombinases in Mobilizing the Methicillin-Resistance Cassette in MRSA

3:00 PM
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)
Mike Troutman and Scott Reierstad, Northwestern University
Life Technologies: Seminars on Real-Time PCR and Digital PCR

4:00 PM
UChicago James Franck Institute
Andy Ruina, Cornell University
Gliders, Bicycles, Toys and Walking Robots

4:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Developmental Biology
Elizabeth E. LeClair, PhD, DePaul University
Bud Out and Grow Back: Phylogeny, Ontogeny, and Regeneration of the Teleost Barbel

4:00 PM
NU Graduate Program in the Life Sciences
Carl June, University of Pennsylvania
Immunotherapy for cancer and chronic infections

4:00 PM
UChicago Biological Science Division
Krista Curell, Esq., RN; Emily Landon, MD, University of Chicago (Rice Lab)
Ebola Preparedness at the University of Chicago Medicine


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