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.


Upcoming Winter/Spring 2016 Application Deadlines

» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program:
January 29, 2016 (LOI) and February 12, 2016 (Application)
(see RFA)

» Exploratory Workshops Program:
March 11, 2016
(see RFA)

» Catalyst Award:
May 13, 2016
(see RFA)

» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
May 27, 2016
(see RFA)

Volume 16, December 2015

Increased Funding and New Deadlines for 2016 CBC Award Programs
(read here)


Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline

Supported by a CBC Lever Award, the Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP) is now open to the CBC community. CSAP is a high throughput pipeline designed to produce the next generation of affinity reagents: customized synthetic antibodies (sABs). CBC researchers can nominate protein antigens as targets for sAB generation using existing technology.
(more info)

University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics
(more info)

Globus Genomics for Core Labs
(more info)


“Clasping” Collaboration
Three CBC Scientists Join Forces to Develop Exceptional-Quality Antibodies Displaying an Unprecedented Mode of Action

February 9, 2016
Congratulations to three CBC researchers, Shohei Koide and Alex Ruthenburg of The University of Chicago, and Neil Kelleher of Northwestern, who are three senior authors on a collaborative report that was just published in PNAS: “Antigen clasping by two antigen-binding sites of an exceptionally specific antibody for histone methylation.” The paper describes a novel mechanism of a set of exceptionally high-quality antibodies for epigenetics research that the team has developed and meticulously characterized.
(read full story)

Researchers Pinpoint Place where Cancer Cells May Begin

January 22, 2016
Congratulations to a CBC Scholar Nicolás Peláez, who is the first author of the study, titled "Dynamics and heterogeneity of a fate determinant during transition towards cell differentiation" which was recently published in the journal eLIFE. Nicolás is a Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary biological sciences working with Professors Amaral and Carthew at Northwestern.
(read full story)

CBC Announces 2015 Spring Round HTS Awards

December 8, 2015
The CBC is pleased to announce that two HTS Awards were made in 2015 Spring application round.
(read more)

(more news)
(archives of the announcements and news)

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