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.


The Summer 2016 Catalyst round has been merged with the Fall round.

Deadline: Aug. 12, 2016
(see RFA)

Summer 2016 Application Deadlines

» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
May 27, 2016*
(see RFA)

*Last time the program will be offered.

Volume 17, March 31, 2016

CBC Funding Programs Deadlines, Upcoming Events and News
(read the Newsletter here)



Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline

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.
(more info)

University of Chicago Graham School Launches Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Informatics
(more info)

Globus Genomics for Core Labs
(more info)


The CBC welcomes new Scientific Director for The University of Chicago, Lucy Godley

April 15, 2016
The CBC is pleased to announce that Lucy Godley, MD, PhD, has become the new CBC Scientific Director for The University of Chicago. Dr. Godley was nominated by The University of Chicago Provost Eric Isaacs and her appointment was approved by Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer and UIC Provost Susan Poser. Dr. Godley joins Scientific Directors Rick Morimoto and Brian Kay from Northwestern and UIC, respectively. The CBC Scientific Directors work closely with the philanthropists, faculty researchers, administrators, and CBC staff members who together advance the CBC’s mission of fostering and strengthening collaborative research.
(read more)

Crucial Step in Red Blood Cell Development Discovered

March 30, 2016
Congratulations to CBC Catalyst team members Peng Ji of Northwestern and Amittha Wickrema of the University of Chicago for their recent publication in Developmental Cell: “Nuclear Condensation during Mouse Erythropoiesis Requires Caspase-3-Mediated Nuclear Opening.” Ji and Wickrema received a Catalyst award in 2014 for the project: “Nuclear Opening and Histone Release in Mammalian Terminal Erythropoiesis.” The authors describe an unusual finding: a dynamic opening in the nuclear membrane of immature erythrocytes. This transient “hole” channels out nuclear proteins doomed for degradation during the final process of erythrocytes maturation.
(read full story)

(more news)
(archives of the announcements and news)