Chemical Biology Area Research Conference (CBARC)

The first annual Chemical Biology Area Research Conference (CBARC) was held on January 13, 2023, at the I Hotel Conference Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The purpose of CBARC is to foster scientific discussions, spark new ideas, and promote collaborations. The January 2023 conference was attended by faculty and students from 14 Department of Chemistry research groups, with over 100 attendees. The conference agenda included six oral presentations by graduate students, as well as two poster sessions where members of all attending groups presented their research. Also in attendance were representatives of several industrial sponsors, whose generous support allowed us to reserve the Conference Center venue and cover the cost of lunch for everyone. The second annual CBARC will be on Friday, January 12, 2024.


2023 CBARC Agenda

Friday, January 13, 2023
8:50 a.m. Gather and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Student Oral Presentations
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Poster and Discussion Session
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Student Oral Presentations
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Poster and Discussion Session
4:00 p.m. Conference Conclusion


We thank our 2023 CBARC sponsors!

Abbott Diagnostics
Corteva Agriscience
Eli Lilly and Company
Procter & Gamble
NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program


CBARC 2023

Four photos showing six student presenters standing side by side; a poster session in a big room; a speaker presenting to an audience; and television screen on the wall listing sponsors.



Six photos showing speakers at the podium presenting their research on a large screen.


Poster session

Six photos showing a crowd of people in a big room standing and listening to researchers at mobile bulletin boards present their research.


Lunch break

Three photos showing event participants sitting at round tables in a large room enjoying lunch and networking.


Four separate photos showing a seated crowd listening to a speaker at the front of the room presenting research from a podium with a large overhead screen.