CZ Biohub Chicago is a new biomedical research center that brings together leading Chicagoland scientific and technology institutions with the goal of solving grand scientific challenges on a 10- to 15-year time horizon. CZ Biohub Chicago will spur a unique collaboration between the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Their focus will be on engineering technologies to make precise, molecular-level measurements of biological processes within human tissues, with the ultimate goal of understanding and treating the inflammatory states that underlie many diseases.
CZ Biohub Chicago is part of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network, a group of nonprofit research institutes that bring together physicians, scientists, and engineers with the goal of pursuing grand scientific challenges. These institutes partner with Chan Zuckerberg Science in its goal to understand the mysteries of the cell and how cells interact within systems. This collaboration will bring us closer to our mission to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century.