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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.
Of unstable genomes, lymphomas, mice and men
In 2011, Fotini Gounari (UChicago) and Steven Rosen (NU) received a CBC Catalyst Award for a project titled “The Molecular Basis of Genomic Instability: A Genome Wide Approach.” On January 7, 2014, the paper reporting the results of this collaboration (“β-Catenin induces T-cell transformation by promoting genomic instability”) was published in PNAS. In the paper, Gounari and Rosen describe their investigation of a transgenic mouse strain that constitutively expresses active β-catenin in the developing thymocytes. These mice, with time, develop genomically unstable T-cell lymphomas, reminiscent of human T-cell leukemia. The article provides exciting insights into the molecular mechanisms contributing to the development of these hematological neoplasms.
February 26, 2014
Tribute to the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust
In an article titled “The Searle Family: Encouraging Entrepreneurship, Igniting Innovation,” published in the Winter 2013 issue of BioLogical Quarterly (BQ), Jed Weiner presents the Searle family as quiet but remarkably effective contributors to Chicago’s growing scientific and entrepreneurial recognition. The author singles out the CBC as an “organization that has produced impressive results from the grants it has received from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.”
February 14, 2014
Welcome: The Fifth Crop of CBC Scholars
The CBC welcomed the new 2014 cohort of CBC Scholars at a celebratory luncheon held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Emilio's Tapas restaurant in downtown Chicago. The lunch was the first opportunity of the year for the new and returning Scholars to introduce themselves and to discuss their exciting research with each of their peers.
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 April 4, 2014. Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, April 11, 2014. NOTE: The RFA has been revised on March 14, 2014.
(HTS Supplemental Grant Program Description and RFA)
Today at NU, UChicago & UIC
TODAY is Saturday, March 15, 2014
Please check back for upcoming events.
Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline open for business
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 and/or apply for Pilot Projects that will focus on developing ways to extend the applications of the sAB technology.
March 19, 2014
NU Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)
Protein-Protein Interactions Symposium
March 29, 2014
UChicago Conte Center
1st Annual DNA Day
April 4, 2014
Society for Neuroscience
Chicago Chapter 2014 Annual Meeting
Keynote: Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute/M.I.T. and H.H.M.I.
**Online registration opens February 21 and closes March 21, 2014.**
May 2, 2014
UChicago Neurology: 2014 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience
RNA Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease
**Registration deadline April 15, 2014.**
May 7, 2014
Nikon Imaging Center Symposium
May 8, 2014
NU Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center
20th Annual Alzheimer Day
Keynote: Michael Weiner, MD
UCSF School of Medicine
**All abstracts must be received by March 24, 2014.**
May 9, 2014
UChicago Committee on Genetics, Genomics & Systems Biology Annual Symposium
Using quantitative genetics to elucidate the mechanisms of psychiatric health and disease
May 10-13, 2014
16th Annual IBANGS Meeting
Genes, Brain and Behavior
**Registration and abstract submission deadline February 28, 2014.**
May 30, 2014
NU Lurie Children's Research Center
RNA Symposium honoring Dr. Jim Manley
October 17, 2014
Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC)
12th Annual CBC Symposium