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.
December 2, 2013
Modifications of RNA and DNA in health and disease
The 2013 Fall CBC Scholars “Loop Connections” seminar took place on September 26, 2013 at the University of Chicago. The seminar featured Dr. Chuan He, Department of Chemistry, UChicago and Dr. Jindan Yu, Department of Medicine, NU. Over 110 students, faculty and staff from the three CBC universities attended the event.
November 6, 2013
Announcing NEW Award Program and Ongoing Funding Opportunities
The CBC is pleased to announce the initiation of a new program, the CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Program. CBC invites new applications in the new program and in several other ongoing award programs.
October 31, 2013
11th Annual CBC Symposium: Small Molecules Attract a Big Crowd
The 11th Annual CBC Symposium, “Exploring Human Biology with Small Molecules,” took place on Friday, October 11, 2013, at The University of Chicago’s Ida Noyes Hall. In addition to featuring research presentations by three outstanding scientists from the CBC universities and four from other U.S. institutions, the symposium also included a poster session and ample time for networking. Almost 300 students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and research scientists attended the symposium.
Exploratory Workshops: Applications are now being accepted
CBC invites faculty members to apply for the Exploratory Workshops Program. Application deadline: 5PM, Friday, December 6, 2013.
(CBC Exploratory Workshops Program Description and RFA)
CSAP Pilot Projects: New Application Round announced
The CBC invites new applications for the Chicago Synthetic Antibody Pipeline (CSAP) Pilot Projects. Pilot Projects are expected to focus on developing ways to extend the applications of the sAB technology. Application deadline: January 1, 2014.
(CSAP Pilot Projects RFA)
CBC Announces a New Award Program: CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Program
The CBC is pleased to announce the initiation of a new program, the CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Program. This program is designed to fund innovative research conducted by postdoctoral fellows under the supervision of their faculty advisor/mentor in core research facilities at the CBC universities. The program will accept applications twice a year. Spring 2014 submissions will open January 20, 2014 and close at 5PM on January 31, 2014.
(CBC Postdoctoral Research Grant Description and RFA)
Today at NU, UChicago & UIC
TODAY is Friday, December 6, 2013
NU Department of Physiology
Dr. Christopher A. Del Negro, The College of William and Mary
Roles of Dbx1 pre-Bötzinger Interneurons in Respiratory Rhythm and Pattern Generation
UChicago Department of Chemistry Dissertation Defense
Kathleen Cao, University of Chicago
Cholesterol Effects on the Lateral Ordering, Structure and Activity of Phosphatidylethanolamine Monolayers
UChicago Department of Chemistry
Dr. Hailiang Wang, University of California, Berkeley
Materials Design for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Catalysis
NU Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Veronika Butin-Israeli, PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Regulation of DNA Damage Response by Nuclear Lamin B
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.
Life on Earth Began in a World Based Solely on RNA
In 2009, a Spark team consisting of Jonathan Staley (UChicago), Erik Sontheimer (NU) and Alexander Mankin (UIC) received a Spark Award to fund research investigating "Noncoding RNA Structure, Function, and Evolution." Over the years, this team has been extremely productive generating multiple publications and external funding. On November 6, 2013, Dr. Staley, along with Dr. Joseph Piccirilli, a co-investigator of the Spark team, were senior authors on a research report published in Nature, “RNA catalyses nuclear pre-mRNA splicing,” which is a continuation of the work originally funded by the 2009 Spark Award. This discovery establishes that RNA, not protein, mediates catalysis within the spliceosome.
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.**