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.

Science spotlight

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).
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February 10, 2015
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. 
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January 13, 2015
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. 
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January 13, 2015
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.
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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.
(Catalyst RFA; rev. 09/04/14)

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)

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)

Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Monday, March 2, 2015

11:00 AM
NU Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Irina Bochkis, PhD, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
From Pioneer Factors to Occupancy Dynamics in Aged Liver

12:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Neurobiology
Tahra Eissa, University of Chicago
Synchonization of Cellular Epileptiform Activity Generates High Frequencey Oscillations

12:00 PM
NU Med-Pathology Research Conference
Slava Epelman MD, PhD, Toronto General Hospital / Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada
Origin and Function of Cardiac Macrophages

2:00 PM
NU Department of Neurological Surgery
David R. Grimes, PhD, University of Oxford
Modelling the role of oxygen in the tumor micro-environment

4:00 PM
UChicago Department of Chemistry
Peter Wolczanski, Cornell University
Adventures in Modern Coordination Chemistry: Research and Pedagogy

4:00 PM
UChicago Department of Statistics
Xin He, University of Chicago
Integrative Statistical Methods for Mapping Disease Genes

4:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Microbiology
Jeffery Cox, University of California, San Francisco
Functional ubiquitylation during intracellular bacterial infection

4:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology
Yu-Chiun Wang, PhD, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
Epithelial origami: from cell polarity, adhesion mechanics, to the folding of epithelial tissues

4:00 PM
NU Department of Pharmacology
Paul G. DeCaen, Ph.D., HHMI/Harvard Medical School
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Ion Channels of Primary Cilia

4:00 PM
NU McCormick-Colloquia Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
Horacio Rotstein, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Frequency Preference Response to Oscillatory Inputs in Neuronal Models: A Geometric Approach to Subthreshold Resonance

4:30 PM
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
Ratneshwar Lal, University of California, San Diego
Nanotechnology for Managing Alzheimer’s and Other Amyloid Diseases

5:00 PM
UChicago Department of Medicine
Fumihiko Urano, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Bridging the Gap between Molecular Testing and Clinical Care for Wolfram Syndrome, a Prototype of Endoplasmic Reticulum Disorder

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