University of Chicago - Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery

About This Show:




The Gwen and Jules Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery provides 330,760 square feet of new research space for ground breaking initiatives in the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences. This facility houses laboratories and office space for principal investigators, postdoctoral students, and graduate students in the departments of medicine and pediatrics, as well as the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
We draw from Knapp, Gordon, and all other attached lab buildings in the University of Chicago area.  Generally, this event draws approximately 150 researchers.

Innovative Research:

A number of innovative programs occupy the Center for Biomedical Discovery, including the Institute for Pediatric Molecular Sciences.  This institute--the first of its kind in the country--is exclusively devoted to improving children's health through organized, team-based research of how genes influence disease. The institute introduces an entirely new model of research that harnesses genomics, biophysics, physiology, and clinical studies to develop more advanced and effective treatments for pediatric diseases.

In the Center for Biomedical Discovery, researchers work together to create tailor-made cancer treatments specifically designed for each patient. The facility is also home to the Center for Metastasis Research. Although metastasis is known as a leading cause of cancer deaths, most research to date has been focused on treating primary cancers. In the Center for Metastasis Research, is a novel emphasis on the exploration of metastasis--which requires a very different approach than treating primary cancers. This center is one of only six centers in the country focusing on the study of metastasis.

Primary Areas Of Interest (Based on previous attendees): Antibodies, Cell Culture, Electrophoresis, Electroporation, ELISA, Pipettors/Tips, Protein Expression, Protein Purification, Plasticware/Glassware, Sample Storage and ID, Western Blot.

Primary Science Specialties (Based on previous attendees):  Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, BioMaterials, Biophysics, Cancer Research, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling/Transduction, Microscopy/Imaging, Molecular Biology.

When & Where:

  • When

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • University of Chicago
    Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
    First Floor - Lobby
    900 East 57th. Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60637


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