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2023 NAS Election

News from the National Academy of Sciences

Newly elected member Anthony A. Kossiakoff; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago

Three University of Chicago faculty members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2023

Recombinant Antibody Network Partners with Bristol Myers Squibb to Develop Novel Therapies

The Recombinant Antibody Network (RAN), a consortium comprising research groups from UC San Francisco (UCSF), the University of Chicago, and the University of Toronto have expanded a previous research collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb, aimed to create and develop high-performance recombinant antibodies against diverse targets in human cells.

The RAN was founded in 2012 by …

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Patent of the Week: Improving the Performance of Antibody Fragments


Antibody fragments, including Fabs, which bind to immune response-triggering substances, or antigens, have demonstrated utility in various research and diagnostic applications. However, their structure limits their use, so researchers have engineered a protein that can be tethered to Fabs to expand their functionality.

The inventors, including Anthony Kossiakoff, a professor of biochemistry and molecular …

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Anthony Kossiakoff, University of Chicago 2019 Christian B. Anfinsen Award Winner

The Christian B. Anfinsen Award- Sponsored by The Protein Society, recognizes technological achievement or significant methodological advances in the field of protein science.

The recipient of this award in 2019 is Professor Anthony Kossiakoff (University of Chicago). Professor Kossiakoff’s achievements have had broad and sustained impact through the development of innovative technologies and major discoveries …

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Absolute Antibody Partners with the Recombinant Antibody Network to Facilitate Access to Engineered Recombinant Antibodies

Absolute Antibody Ltd., an industry-leading provider of recombinant antibody products and services, has announced a partnership with the Recombinant Antibody Network (RAN), a consortium of three expert centers at the University of Chicago, University of Toronto, and UC San Francisco (UCSF) with a common goal to generate recombinant antibodies at a proteome-wide scale.

Automated antibody phage display selection and screening system

Advanced robotic system designed to screen thousands of recombinant antibodies without human intervention.