The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and others to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of humankind.
The CBC gratefully acknowledges support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

Announcement  I  June 11, 2018

RFA: CBC Accelerator Award
▸ Announcing next round of applications

CBC Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program ($100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

Application dates: January 14-18, 2019

Announcement  I  August 29, 2018

RFA: CBC Catalyst Award
▸ CBC invites new applications

One-time incentive awards (up to $250,000), focused on basic biological/ biomedical research with transformative potential, made to teams with principals and other strong representation from at least two of the CBC institutions.

Application dates: February 11-15, 2019

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Announcement  I  April 23, 2018  (Updated: Sept. 18, 2018)

16th Annual CBC Symposium
▸ A New Age of Structural Biology: Structure Meets Dynamics

Featuring: Jingyi FEI, UChicago; André HOELZ, Caltech; Janet SMITH, University of Michigan; Reza VAFABAKHSH, NU; Eric XU, Van Andel Institute and Xiaojing YANG, UIC.

Date: October 3, 2018


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Announcement  I  August 22, 2018

CBC Accelerator Network (CBCAN)
▸ Fireside Chat with Jigar Raythatha, CEO, Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Click below and enjoy our “Save-the-date” video!

Produced by Corinna Kitcharoen @ CBC, 2018

SUCCESS STORY  I  Sept. 18, 2018

▸ Living with diabetes
Featuring CBC awardee—Louis Philipson, UChicago

Past CBC awardee, Dr. Louis Philipson, UChicago, explains the differences between diabetes type 1 and type 2 and the management of each disease

SUCCESS STORY  I  Sept. 17, 2018

▸ Safeguarding polarity
Featuring CBC affiliate—Vladimir Gelfand, NU

Kinesin- and myosin-based localization mechanisms cooperate in establishing proper egg polarity — past CBC awardee Vladimir Gelfand, NU, shows how

SUCCESS STORY  I  Sept. 17, 2018

▸ Tracing dopaminergic neurons
Featuring CBC awardee—Daniel Dombeck, NU

CBC Junior Investigator, Daniel Dombeck, NU, contributes to a new study published in Nature Neuroscience

SUCCESS STORY  I  Sept. 17, 2018

▸ A liquid bandage?
Featuring CBC awardee—Guillermo Ameer, NU

SUCCESS STORY  I  Sept. 13, 2018

▸ Oncofertility covered in Illinois
Featuring CBC affiliate—Teresa Woodruff, NU

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Director’s Corner  I  June 29, 2018

▸ Changes in FDA’s Approach to Predictive Toxicology
By Jim Audia, CBC Executive Director

 Safety assessment or predictive toxicology is a critical component of drug discovery. Understanding both the real and potential toxicities of novel therapeutic agents is necessary to guide the thoughtful clinical development. CBC has planned an educational workshop next Spring (2019) on “Preclinical Safety Assessment and Mitigation Strategies in Drug Discovery” to cover this important topic and provide some guidance for the successful filing of an Investigational New Drug (IND) application. This is far from a static landscape and the thinking about all aspects of predictive toxicology is changing within the Food and Drug Administration’s Toxicology Working Group.

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Posted: August 8, 2018
New, Updated and Expanded Services provided by the University of Chicago Genomics Facility

The University of Chicago Genomics Facility has:

Posted: August 1, 2018
New Opportunities for the CBC Community

Northwestern’s NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology has a few opportunities for researchers in quantitative biology.

September 27, 2018
NU International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)
▸ 2018 International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Symposium

October 9, 2018
▸ Diabetes & Obesity Research Day

▸ More opportunities ▸ More biotech & entrepreneurship