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

Huntington’s disease provides new cancer weapon

Original article published on Northwestern Now­. Written by Marla Paul Patients with Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Northwestern...

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Genetic Basis Uncovered for Glaucoma

Originally posted on Northwestern Medicine News Center. Written by Will Doss In two recent publications, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators discovered mutations that cause improper drainage and a buildup of ocular pressure leading to one...

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Image Processing Workshop 102: Advanced Image Analysis with ImageJ

Monday, February 19th
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Ryan Hall 4003

CLP Research Forum

Monday, March 5th
11:00AM
Silverman Hall Suite 1529

Research Forum

Monday, April 2nd
11:00AM
Silverman 1529

Seminar: Catherine Grimes, PhD

Wednesday, April 4th
4:00PM
Ryan Hall 4003

Seminar: Paul Tripper, PhD

Wednesday, April 11th
4:00PM
Ryan Hall 4003

High Throughput Analysis Workshop

Tuesday, April 17th
Chicago Campus

Seminar: Fengtian Xue, PhD

Wednesday, April 18th
4:00PM
Ryan Hall 4003

H Foundation Symposium on the Physics of Cancer Epigenetics

Friday, April 20th
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Prentice Women’s Hospital, Conference Room L

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