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

Stunning zinc fireworks when egg meets sperm: Understanding of zinc's role in healthy embryos could improve in vitro fertilization

Congratulations to CBC Spark Award team members Tom O'Halloran and Vinayak Dravid who are senior authors on a December 15, 2014 publication in Nature Chemistry: "Quantitative mapping of zinc fluxes in the mammalian egg reveals the origin of fertilization-induced zinc sparks." The publication culminates 6 years of collaborative studies that have been supported in part by a CBC Spark Award in 2009.
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December 1, 2014
CIMposium: Moving Your Invention to Patients

Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) CIMposium, “Moving Your Invention to Patients,” was held November 20, 2014 at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) in Hyde Park. It was the first of 4 CIMposia planned for 2014-2015 and designed to focus on regulatory issues, requirements and steps necessary to move novel discoveries towards commercialization. 
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November 10, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium announces $3 million Infrastructure Initiative

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is announcing a $3 million Infrastructure Initiative to promote investment in high-impact, next-generation scientific equipment at its member universities. The Initiative aims to make modern and powerful tools available to the CBC research community at a time when federal grants for scientific infrastructure are scarce.
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October 31, 2014
Protein Engineering featured at the 12th Annual CBC Symposium

“Protein Engineering: From Computers to Cells to Clinic” was the topic of the 12th Annual CBC Symposium which took place on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the UIC Forum. The symposium provided a thorough overview of the current status, challenges and exciting prospects in the field of protein engineering. Over 220 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and research scientists attended the all day event.
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CBC invites new Postdoctoral Research Grant Applications

CBC invites postdoctoral fellows at NU, UIC and UChicago to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) for the approaching Spring 2015 Postdoctoral Research Grant Application round. The LOI submission site will open on Wednesday, January 7 and close at 5 PM on Friday, January 16, 2015.
(see Postdoctoral Research Grant RFA; revised Dec 2, 2014)

CBC 2014 Milestones and Spring 2015 Funding Opportunities

The CBC wishes you a wonderful Holiday Season and a very happy New Year! Our WINTER NEWSLETTER includes 2014 milestones, new resources available to the CBC community, spring 2015 funding opportunities and links to recent press articles about the CBC. Enjoy!

Celebrating! CBC-funded Research has now Generated 1,000 Publications!

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