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 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.
(more info)

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.
(more info)

August 18, 2014
Spring 2014 Postdoctoral Research Awards announced

The CBC is pleased to announce that 35 Postdoctoral Research Awards were made in 2014 Spring application round. The awarded projects will be conducted in the core facilities located at the three CBC universities.
(more info)

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

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.
(more info)


CBC Symposium
Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic

The 12th Annual CBC Symposium, titled: Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic, will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus. For more information and program details click on the link below.
(Symposium webpage)

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).
(event details)

Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 22, 2014 to September 23, 2014
8:00 AM
NU Oncofertility Consortium
2014 Oncofertility Conference -- Bench to Bedside: Oncofertility Advances in Males and Females

12:00 PM
NU Department of Microbiology/Immunology
Abigail Short, Northwestern University
c-kit Signals Differentially Regulate Susceptibility to CNS Demyelination in Male and Female SJL Mice

12:30 PM
UIC Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Daniel Storm, Ph.D., University of Washington
Circadian Rhythm and Sleep in Memory Consolidation: Role of Calcium Stimulated Adenylyl Cyclases

12:45 PM
NU Department of Neurobiology
Jeffrey S. Diamond, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Title TBA

2:00 PM
NU Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Jian Q. Feng, MD, PhD, Baylor School of Dentistry
A Turning Point in Bone Research: It's the Osteocyte, Not the Osteoblast, That Forms and Maintains Mineralized Bones


(more events)