Research

Our vision for 21st century science emerges from complementary strengths in drug discovery and development, preclinical imaging, proteomics, cell free synthesis, physiochemical analysis, and nanoscale imaging.

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Education

We educate, train, and inspire the next generation of transdisciplinary scientists to venture farther into the realm of unrealized research possibilities.

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Translation

We lower the barriers to discovery, and as a result, accelerate breakthroughs to solve the complexities of biology, and apply this new knowledge to improve the quality of life.

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Research

Our vision for 21st century science emerges from complementary strengths in drug discovery and development, preclinical imaging, proteomics, cell free synthesis, physiochemical analysis, and nanoscale imaging. The next waves of technology for early detection and treatment of a broad array of diseases will arise from this multi-pronged attack.

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Transforming Science. Transforming Life.

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) researchers use the technologies of tomorrow to discover the diagnostic methods and therapies needed to save lives today. Chemists, engineers, and physicists team with life scientists and clinicians to change how we diagnose and treat cancer, cardiovascular and kidney disease, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and trauma. Their efforts are built on extraordinary tools for discovery, analysis, and visualization developed and housed within a unique ecosystem designed to support the integration of expertise and methods across many scientific disciplines. This transdisciplinary convergence of knowledge is creating new fields of research that will have a long-lasting impact on human health and disease.

Transforming Science. Transforming Life.

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) researchers use the technologies of tomorrow to discover the diagnostic methods and therapies needed to save lives today. Chemists, engineers, and physicists team with life scientists and clinicians to change how we diagnose and treat cancer, cardiovascular and kidney disease, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and trauma. Their efforts are built on extraordinary tools for discovery, analysis, and visualization developed and housed within a unique ecosystem designed to support the integration of expertise and methods across many scientific disciplines. This transdisciplinary convergence of knowledge is creating new fields of research that will have a long-lasting impact on human health and disease.

Our Impact

Two CLP Cores Recognized for Superior Safety Protocols

Two CLP cores were recognized in December for superior safety protocols: Developmental Therapeutics Core and the Recombinant Protein Production Core. The Office for Research Safety bestowed the inaugural honors in December, recognizing seven biomedical/biotechnology...

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Autoimmune Inflammation Pathway Discovered

For decades, scientists and clinicians have been puzzled by an autoimmune condition, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), which causes devastating health problems including uncontrolled blood clots and repeated pregnancy loss. Recent studies have shown that naturally...

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Workshop on Trace Element Analysis: A Guide to Sample Preparation

Tuesday, January 23
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Ryan Hall 4003

Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn: Wendy White Developing Drugs for Orphan Diseases

Monday, January 24
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Silverman Hall Suite 1529

CLP Research Forum

Monday, February 5
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Silverman Hall Suite 1529

CLP Research Forum

Monday, March 5
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Silverman Hall Suite 1529

Northwestern investigator John Rogers developed a wireless device that enables realistic behavioral studies using a powerful emerging technique, optogenetic stimulation, which targets specific neuronal populations and regulates their activity using light.

Rogers collaborated with CLP’s Developmental Therapeutics Core (DTC) to implant the device and the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) to image and visualize its placement.

The image is a 3D surface rendering of data obtained from multi-modality imaging, demonstrating placement of the wireless device at the top of a mouse skull.

Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI): yellow and orange

X-Ray Micro Computed Tomography (CT): blue and green areas