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Science in Action in a Class II Safety Cabinet


 The GLRCE is committed to funding development of new vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to counteract diseases caused by bio-threat agents via the combined research excellence of inter-disciplinary scientists in the Great Lakes region.



2013 Annual Meeting: August 20  

Mark your calendars-the 2012 GLRCE Annual Meeting is fast approaching.  The final GLRCE annual meeting will be organized just like last year, at the Gleacher Center.

Announcement letter from Pr. Olaf Schneewind. PDF

Final agenda (pdf)

For more details, please visit our Annual Meeting page

Howar T Ricketts Lab will host the 3rd GLRCE Open House.

2013 Biosafety Training Course

We are happy to announce the dates for the final edition of the  GLRCE Practical and Didactic Biosafety Education for the Host-Pathogen Investigator. This course will be held from Monday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Howard Taylor Ricketts Lab at Argonne National Lab.

The application for this course will be available soon; if you are interested in attending this event please contact Jennifer Crotty.


BRCs and Portal

The Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRCs) are sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to support the biomedical research community's work on infectious diseases. Each of the four centers specializes in a different group of pathogens including:

Histopathology of AVA-immunized mice following challenge with spores of B. cereus Elc4 or B. cereus G9241

GLRCE researchers will conduct collaborative research in the new Howard T. Ricketts Regional Biocontainment Laboratory being constructed by the University of Chicago at Argonne National Laboratory. More information about the lab can be found here.

Information about other NIH/NIAID funded RCEs may be found here.

New PHS 398 Forms from the NIH (mandatory as of May 2008)

More links to external resources may be found on the Links page.

Latest Publications

Herrou J, Crosson S. 2013. Molecular Structure of the Brucella abortus Metalloprotein RicA, a Rab2-Binding Virulence Effector. Biochemistry 52:9020-8. PMC3902126
Full text at Pubmed Central

Thammavongsa V, Missiakas DM, Schneewind O. 2013. Staphylococcus aureus degrades neutrophil extracellular traps to promote immune cell death. Science 342:863-6. PMCID pending
Pubmed Abstract

Additional publications »

NIH Public Access Policy required for RCE funded publications.

List of Journals that process compliancy to public access policy on behalf of authors.
NIH Resources related to Public Access Policy (including submission process for new publications)