CBC Newsletter, Vol. 18

July 21, 2016

Inviting New Proposals; New UChicago Scientific Director; Symposium Update and New Website

CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications
  • Catalyst Award Program: $250,000 for up to 2 years
    Online Submission Opens: August 8, 2016
    Deadline: August 12, 2016
    Eligibility: faculty at NU, UIC and UChicago; requires collaboration between at least two CBC universities
    ▸ Catalyst Award RFA

Introducing the New Scientific Director at UChicago
  • In April 2016, the CBC welcomed the new Scientific Director for The University of Chicago, Lucy Godley, MD, PhD. Dr. Godley was nominated by UChicago Provost Eric Isaacs and her appointment was approved by Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer and UIC Provost Susan Poser. Dr. Godley took over the role of CBC Scientific Director from Shohei Koide, PhD, who has been appointed Director of Cancer Biologics at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU.
    ▸ Read more

14th Annual CBC Symposium: “Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders”
  • DATE: Friday, November 11, 2016
    TIME: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: The University of Chicago
    Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

    Stellar lineup of speakers:
    Nancy COX (Vanderbilt), Chunyu LIU (UIC), Mark DALY (Broad Institute), Peter PENZES (Northwestern), Dan GESCHWIND (UCLA) and Barbara STRANGER (UChicago)

    All are invited! The event is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Online registration and abstract submission portals are now open; deadline: noon, Friday, October 7, 2016. Register and submit your abstract early, as space is limited!
    ▸ 14th Annual CBC Symposium

New Website
  • In June 2016, a newly redesigned, mobile-friendly CBC website was launched. We encourage you to explore the website and its new features, such as CBC Accomplishments, Biotech News and Success Stories (see also below). Feedback is appreciated! With comments, contact Jola Glotzer, CBC Communications Director, Email:

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