Chemical Biology Area Research Conference (CBARC)

The second annual Chemical Biology Area Research Conference (CBARC) was held on January 12, 2024, 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 2024 conference was attended by faculty and students from 15 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 third annual CBARC will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2025.


CBARC 2024 Agenda

Friday, January 12, 2024
9:20 a.m. Gather and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Student Oral Presentations
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Poster and Discussion Session
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Student Oral Presentations
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Poster and Discussion Session
3:30 p.m. Conference Conclusion


We thank our CBARC 2024 sponsors!

Abbott Diagnostics
Corteva Agriscience
Procter & Gamble
NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program


CBARC 2024

Audience sits in chairs listening to speaker at the front of a room at podium with a large presentation screen.


Student Presenters

Collage of photos showing six student presenters standing side by side and then individual photos of them speaking at the podium.


Poster Sessions

Five photos showing people standing in a large room listening to several students present next to posters illustrating their research projects.


Lunch Break

A large room full of round tables filled with people sitting at each table eating lunch.


Previous CBARC conferences