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.


CIMposium on Regulatory Development

Connect with life sciences entrepreneurs, mentors and regulatory development experts at the regulatory development focused Chicago Innovation Mentors CIMposium on April 27th! For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

Save the date:
13th Annual CBC Symposium

October 23, 2015
The Unseen Majority: Microbes in Health and Disease

Upcoming Summer/Fall 2015 Application Deadlines

» Exploratory Workshops Program:
   June 6 and September 5 (see RFA)

» Postdoctoral Research Grant Program:
   LOI - July 1, Proposal - July 22 (see RFA)

» Catalyst Award Program:
   August 26 (see RFA)

» HTS Supplemental Grant Program:
   November 11 (see RFA)


Calling all Healthcare Technology Innovators, Pioneers and Disruptors

MATTER, the soon-to-open healthcare technology innovation hub is now accepting applications for its first members to join the community in early 2015. Collaborate, Connect And Create new products that impact patient lives.
Learn more at http://www.matterchicago.com today.

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.
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Globus Genomics for Core Labs

Globus Genomics is an end-to-end data management and large scale analysis service that addresses the challenges that researchers face when dealing with NGS analysis on a large scale. It combines state-of-the-art algorithms with sophisticated data management tools, a powerful graphical workflow environment, and a cloud-based elastic computational infrastructure. Globus Genomics is software-as-a-service, delivered as a monthly subscription with the appropriate level of resources to meet your specific needs. Globus Genomics is being used by over a dozen informatics cores, research groups at various universities. For a limited period, we are offering Globus Genomics for free for a month to qualified researchers in the CBC. Please contact or for more information.
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The Sixth Annual CBC Scholars Scientific Exchange

April 15, 2015
The Sixth Annual CBC Scholars Scientific Exchange took place on April 1, 2015, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. During this all-day event, each CBC Scholar presented a ten-minute talk describing their dissertation research followed by a short question and answer period. The networking lunch allowed ample time to share ideas for future CBC Scholar activities, especially those promoting interactions between the 3 CBC universities.
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“Building on STEM” – CBC Scholars volunteer at 65th Annual CPS Science Fair

April 15, 2015
CBC Scholars volunteered their time and expertise to serve as judges at the 65th Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Science Fair on March 22, 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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"In the News:" CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations

March 18, 2015
The March 2015 issue of the Northwestern University Research Newsletter features an article about CBC accomplishments, both at Northwestern and city-wide. The article, written by Roger Anderson and titled "CBC Stimulates Fresh Research Collaborations," can be read here.

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