The mission of the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) is to stimulate collaboration among scientists at Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and others to accelerate discovery that will transform biomedical research and improve the health of humankind.
The CBC gratefully acknowledges support from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

CBC Newsletter, Vol. 25, Spring 2018
New Funding, Educational and Networking Opportunities

CBC would like to share the Spring 2018 Newsletter which describes new funding, educational and networking opportunities available to the CBC community this coming summer and fall.

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Announcement  I  February 26, 2018

June 4-8, 2018
CBC invites new applications in the Accelerator Award program

CBC Accelerator Award is a milestone-driven award program ($100,000 for 1st year) focused on translational research toward therapeutics or associated biomarkers and diagnostics.

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Announcement  I  April 23, 2018

October 3, 2018
16th Annual CBC Symposium
“A new age of structural biology: structure meets dynamics”

Featuring: Jingyi FEI, UChicago; André HOELZ, Caltech; Janet SMITH, University of Michigan; Reza VAFABAKHSH, NU; Eric XU, Van Andel Institute and Xiaojing YANG, UIC.

Enjoy our “Save-the-date” video!

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SUCCESS STORY  I  May 18, 2018

Chuan He, Accent Therapeutics, and Precision Medicine

CBC multiple awardee Chuan He, UChicago, with the science behind Accent Therapeutics, a new biotech company that just launched with a $40 million investment.

Chuan He, UChicago

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SUCCESS STORY  I  May 17, 2018

Mapping the entire human brain

Mapping the entire human brain – a dream that may come through for the UChicago scientist and current CBC awardee, Narayanan (Bobby) Kasthuri.

Bobby Kasthuri, UChicago

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SUCCESS STORY  I  May 17, 2018

Haltering cancer metastasis

Metarrestin, a novel compound with anti-metastatic properties. Two NU researchers with ties to CBC, Irawati (Angki) Kandela and Andrew Mazar, participated in the discovery.
Low magnification micrograph of a metastatic adenocarcinoma to the liver. Wikimedia Commons
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Director’s Corner  I  May 14, 2018

Precision Medicine ‘Of the people, for the people, by the people’?

On May 6, 2018, Chicago joined with sites across the country to kick off the national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program, the largest effort of its type to date in the precision medicine area and central to the Precision Medicine initiative of the NIH.

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Featured Events
Biotech & Entrepreneurship

May 1 – June 3, 2018
UChicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
▸ UChicago Innovation Fest

May 24, 2018
▸ Idea->Patent->Product

June 13-14, 2018
▸ SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

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