CBC Newsletter, Vol. 17

March 31, 2016

Funding Programs Deadlines, Upcoming Events and News

Greetings from CBC!

CBC invites new applications. Please note that this is the LAST TIME that the Exploratory Workshops and the HTS Supplementary Grant programs will be offered. This year’s CBC Annual Symposium, “Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders,” will take place on November 11. SAVE THE DATE! Finally, join us in congratulating CBC researchers on their recent discoveries that are featured in the Science Spotlights below!


Spring 2016 Application Deadlines
  • Exploratory Workshops: $2,000
    Deadline: April 18*
    Eligibility: faculty at NU, UIC and UChicago; requires collaboration between at least two CBC universities
    ▸ RFA
  • HTS Supplemental Grant Program: $20,000
    Deadline: May 27*
    Eligibility: CBC university affiliate of any rank; requires the named Principal Investigator (PI) to be a tenure-track faculty at a CBC institution; PI must guarantee the matching funds
    ▸ RFA

*Last time the programs will be offered.


Save the Date
  • April 6, 2016
    CIMposium on Commercial Strategy for Startups
    Connect with life sciences entrepreneurs, mentors and experts at the CIM@MATTER CIMposium at UIC
    ▸ More Info & Registration
  • November 11, 2016
    14th Annual CBC Symposium: “Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders”
    Organizers: Ed Cook (UIC), Rick Morimoto (NU) and Andrey Rzhetsky (UChicago)
    ▸ Symposium webpage


CBC Success Stories 2016 (so far!)
  • March 29, 2016
    CBC Catalyst Award (2014) to Peng Ji (NU) and Amittha Wickrema (UChicago)
    SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT: Crucial Step in Red Blood Cell Development Discovered
    Zhao B, Mei Y, Schipma MJ, Roth EW, Bleher R, Rappoport JZ, Wickrema A, Yang J, Ji P. Nuclear Condensation during Mouse Erythropoiesis Requires Caspase-3-Mediated Nuclear Opening. Dev Cell. 2016 Mar 7;36(5):498-510. (PubMed)
  • February 17, 2016
    CBC Postdoctoral Research Award (2014) to Dan Dominissini (UChicago), a postdoctoral fellow in Chuan He’s group
    SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT: RNA modification discovery suggests new code for control of gene expression
    Dominissini D, Nachtergaele S, Moshitch-Moshkovitz S, Peer E, Kol N, Ben-Haim MS, Dai Q, Di Segni A, Salmon-Divon M, Clark WC, Zheng G, Pan T, Solomon O, Eyal E, Hershkovitz V, Han D, Doré LC, Amariglio N, Rechavi G, He C. The dynamic N(1)-methyladenosine methylome in eukaryotic messenger RNA. Nature. 2016 Feb 25;530(7591):441-6. (PubMed)
  • February 9, 2016
    CBC Recruitment Awards to Alex Ruthenburg (UChicago) and Neil Kelleher (NU) working together with CBC Scientific Director, Shohei Koide (UChicago)
    SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT: “Clasping” Collaboration
    Hattori T, Lai D, Dementieva IS, Montaño SP, Kurosawa K, Zheng Y, Akin LR, Świst-Rosowska KM, Grzybowski AT, Koide A, Krajewski K, Strahl BD, Kelleher NL, Ruthenburg AJ, Koide S. Antigen clasping by two antigen-binding sites of an exceptionally specific antibody for histone methylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):2092-7. (PubMed)
  • January 20, 2016
    CBC Scholar Award (2011) to Nicolás Peláez (NU)
    SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT: Researchers Pinpoint Place Where Cancer Cells May Begin
    Peláez N, Gavalda-Miralles A, Wang B, Navarro HT, Gudjonson H, Rebay I, Dinner AR, Katsaggelos AK, Amaral LA, Carthew RW. Dynamics and heterogeneity of a fate determinant during transition towards cell differentiation. Elife. 2015 Nov 19;4. Updated on Jan 13, 2016. (PubMed)

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