October 2, 2020
Dear Members of the CBC Community,
In the Fall 2020 Newsletter, we would like to share with you important updates regarding the upcoming 17th Annual CBC Symposium and announce new 2020 awards in the following programs: CBC COVID-19 Response, Accelerator and Catalyst.
17th Annual CBC Symposium: “Epigenetics & Disease”
VIRTUAL via ZOOM
DATE: Friday, October 30, 2020
TIME: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
(Zoom waiting area opens at 9:15 AM)
Shelley Berger (University of Pennsylvania), Peggy Goodell (Baylor College of Medicine), Chuan He (The University of Chicago), Yuan He (Northwestern University), Cigall Kadoch (Harvard/Dana Farber/Broad Institute) and Danny Reinberg (New York University).
Jim Audia (Chair; Former CBC Executive Director), Luisa DiPietro (Co-Chair; CBC Scientific Director for UIC), Lucy A. Godley (Co-Chair; CBC Scientific Director for UChicago) and Rick Morimoto (Co-Chair; CBC Interim Executive Director & CBC Scientific Director for NU).
The symposium program has been finalized and is available from the symposium webpage. We have also posted a symposium promo video! Click on the link below and enjoy!
The symposium is free of charge, however, online registration is required. Please share with your colleagues all are welcome and encourage them to register!
The meeting will include a virtual poster session via the CBC website and via the Twitter platform. To learn more and to submit an abstract, click on the link below.
This year’s symposium is generously sponsored by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and CBRE.
CBC Awards $1.5 Million for COVID-19 Research
Three multi-institutional teams of investigators from NU, UIC and UChicago will each receive $500,000 to pursue cutting-edge research!
The Chicago Biological Consortium (CBC) is pleased to announce the recipients of three CBC COVID-19 Response Awards totaling $1.5 million:
PIs: G. R. Scott Budinger (NU), Jing Liu (UIC), and Gokhan Mutlu (UChicago) for the project:
Targeting Aberrant Immune Responses in Patients with Severe COVID-19
PIs: Melody Swartz (UChicago), Jeffrey Hubbell (UChicago),Evan Scott (NU), and Ying Samuel Hu (UIC) for the project:
Novel Strategies for Enhancing Vaccine Efficacy Against SARS-CoV-2
PIs: Karla Satchell (NU), Vadim Gaponenko (UIC), and Viresh Rawal (UChicago) for the project:
Covalent Inhibitors of the Nsp16 2′-O-Methyltransferase of SARS-CoV-2
New CBC Accelerator Awards Announced
The CBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the newest Accelerator Awards, round 4 (Spring 2020) application cycle:
PIs: Yun Fang and Matthew Tirrell (UChicago) for the project:
Targeted Nanomedicine for Treating Arteriovenous Fistula Failure
PI: Jonathan Leis (NU) for the project:
Prazole Analogs to Block the Budding of Viruses
PI: Marcus Peter (NU) for the project:
Development of a Novel Treatment for Ovarian Cancer Based on Toxic RNA
New Catalyst Awards Announced
The CBC is pleased to announce that three teams received Catalyst Awards in the R29 (Spring 2020) application round:
PIs: Xincheng Yao (UIC) and Tiffany Schmidt (NU) for the project:
Functional Optophysiological Mapping of Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells
PI: Marcelo Nobrega (UChicago) and Gemma Carvill (NU) for the project:
The Impact of Altering Genome Organization in Epilepsy Etiology
PIs: Lee Alkureishi (UIC) and Russell Reid (UChicago) for the project:
Bending the Bone – Developing 21st Century Tools for Bony Manipulation in the Operating Room
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