HBC February 2016 News Bulletin

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


HBC Science Talks 2016 – Great Success

This year’s HBC Science Talks meeting held on February 19, 2016 was a great success and was attended by over seventy people.  The four guest speakers, Josie Chandler, Mario Rivera, Joanna Slusky, and Jeff Staudinger, all gave very informative and interesting lectures.  We thank them for sharing their time and expertise with their remarkable presentations.  

Thirty four posters covering six thematic research areas as well as the “enabling technologies” area were presented during the poster session immediately following the speakers session.  We are grateful to all who participated in sharing their research.  All speakers’ and posters’ abstracts, as well as some pictures of the event can be found on the HBC website at http://hbc.ku.edu/science-talks.

  

 

Understanding your NIH grant number

While attending the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar held in San Diego last October, participants received informational material.  One such informational flyer provided a short and effective description of the meaning behind NIH grant numbering.  That information is provided below as a handy informational tidbit:


Grant Number:


 



Grant Submission Deadlines

August 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

August 28, 2018
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) – Horizon Award Letter of Intent (Application deadline: September 26).

Recent Awards

David Davido, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $189,375 by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his project entitled: “Identification of novel HSV-1 ICP0 E3 ligase targets by mass spectrometry in neurons.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $53,688 by the American Heart Association as a mentor for Jeff McFarlane’s project entitled: “Staphylopine Biosynthesis as an Antimicrobial Target in Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis.”

Scott Lovell, Director, COBRE PSF Protein Structure Core Laboratory, was awarded $64,372 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Small Molecule Protease Inhibitors against MERS-CoV” and also $57,501 by Louisiana State University for his project entitled: “Chemical Tools for Perturbing Iron Homeostasis in P. aeruginosa.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $5,877,170 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Vaccines to counter emerging antibiotic resistance.”

David Volkin, Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $3,272,927 by the Gates Foundation Fund for his project entitled: “HPV Preservatives Grant.”

Shi Du Yan, Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology Department, was awarded $2,842,115 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Pink1 amyloid pathology, and mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer's Disease” and also $47,644 by Mitokinin Inc., for her project entitled: “Effect of Mitokinin (MTK-115) on Aβ and tau phosphorylation  and mitochondrial function in vitro cultured neurons.”

Yong Zeng, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, was awarded a supplement of $62,875 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Integrated exosomes profiling for minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.”

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