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

Notable Publications attributed to the CBC Funding

The CBC is pleased to share several reports that were published during September-October 2014 and are attributed to the CBC funding. Congratulations to the CBC award recipients!
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September 29, 2014
2014 CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics

The seventh CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics took place August 11-14 at the CBC/UIC Mass Spectrometry Metabolomics and Proteomics Facility (MMPF) on UIC’s West Campus. The intense 4-day course included in-depth training in the basics of mass spectrometry, proteomics and bioinformatics, with the final days of the workshop being devoted to advanced topics in these areas.
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September 12, 2014
CBC Announces 2014 Spring Round Catalyst Awards

The CBC is pleased to announce that four teams received Catalyst Awards in 2014 Spring application round.
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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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CBC invites New Applications for the HTS Supplemental Grant Program

The CBC invites CBC university affiliates of any rank to submit applications to the CBC HTS Supplemental Grant Program. Application submission opens November 11, 2014. Submission deadline is 5pm, November 18, 2014. NOTE: The RFA has been revised on September 5, 2014.
(HTS Supplemental Grant Program Description and RFA)

CBC Scholars "Loop Connections" Seminar

CBC Scholars invite all to a "Loop Connections" Seminar to be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at UIC campus. The seminar will feature Joanna E. Burdette (UIC) & Julie Kim (NU).
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Today at NU, UChicago & UIC

TODAY is Friday, October 24, 2014

8:00 AM
NU Department of Neurological Surgery
Duane Mitchell, MD/PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine
Cellular Immunotherapy Targeting Pediatric and Adult Brain Tumors

12:00 PM
UChicago Committee on Neurobiology
Leslie C. Griffith, Ph.D., Volen National Center for Complex Systems, Waltham, MA
Sleep and memory consolidation: Just another excuse to nap?

12:00 PM
NU Department of Physiology
Bijan Pesaran, Ph.D., NYC Center for Neuroeconomics
The promise of local field potentials for neuroscience and neural engineering.

12:00 PM
NU Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)
Pierre Havugimana, PhD, Northwestern University
Discovery of Protein Complexes using Native Mass Spectrometry

1:30 PM
UChicago Department of Chemistry (Thesis Defense)
Yuxing Peng, PhD Candidate
Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proton Transport in Nanoconfined Spaces: from Nanomaterial to Biology

3:30 PM
UChicago Postdoctoral Association
Matthew Clark, PhD, Astellas Pharma
Transitioning from Bench Science to Pharmaceutical Marketing

4:00 PM
NU Department of Chemistry
Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, University of Illinois

4:00 PM
NU Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Agnes Laskowski, PhD, Northwestern University
The Case for Transvection in Humans: Pathological Coalescence of Chromosome X


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