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

Anti-dicing Nuclease, a New Kid on the Block that Could Help Combat Cancer

Zain Paroo joined the UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in December 2010. He was a recipient of a CBC Junior Investigator Award. Paroo is a senior author on a publication in the November 20, 2014 issue of Cell Reports entitled, “Rescuing dicer Defects via Inhibition of an Anti-dicing Nuclease.” The paper describes a pre-micro-RNA (pre-miRNA) degrading enzyme that competes with pre-miRNA processing by dicer. This pre-miRNA degrading enzyme could represent a novel therapeutic target for restoring miRNA levels in diseases associated with dicer deficiencies such as cancer.
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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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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.
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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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Exploratory Workshops: Applications now being accepted

CBC invites faculty members to apply for the Exploratory Workshops Program. Application deadline: 5pm, Friday, December 5, 2014.
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Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Monday, November 24, 2014

3:45 PM
UChicago Department of Chemistry
Professor James Mayer, Washington University
Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Oxygen Electrocatalysis to Nanoparticles


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