HBC November-December 2019 News Bulletin

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR(GRASP NMR)

More than 50 people from twelve states (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas) attended the twelfth GRASP NMR 2019 symposium, held on November 22 - 23, 2019, to discuss macromolecular NMR applications and techniques.  Graduate students gave several of the oral presentations and we would like to congratulate Trang Nguyen who received the Best Student Talk Award.  She is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University and is mentored by assistant professor Vincenzo Venditti.

Twenty-one posters were presented during the GRASP poster session. Congratulations to this year’s Best Poster Award winners, Lynn Schrag, mentored by professor Om Prakash, of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Kansas State University, and Megan N. Westwood, mentored by professor Gary Meints, of the Department of Chemistry at Missouri State University. 

Abstracts from oral and poster presentations, as well as pictures of the event, are available for viewing on the GRASP NMR Symposium  web page.

Award Winners

Award Winners (from left to right):  Megan N. Westwood (Best Poster Presentation Award), Lynn Schrag (Best Poster Presentation Award) and Trang Nguyen (Best Student Talk Award)


Upcoming Proteomics Workshops

Several proteomics workshops will be offered by the IDeA National Resource for Proteomics in the next few months. 

  • The 2020 Workshop for Faculty and Students will be held February 11-12, 2020, and March 24-25, 2020, in Oklahoma City, OK and February 27-28, 2020, in Little Rock, AR. The workshop is for faculty and students performing and/or interested in proteomics research.


NIH Updates

  • Please note that the NIH will update their grant application instructions and forms (FORMS– F) next spring.  Grant applications due on or after May 25, 2020, will have to use the new forms.  More information to come.
  • The Spring NIH Regional Seminar will be in Baltimore, MD, April 20-22, 2020.  To take advantage of early registration rates, register by December 31, 2019.


Holiday Closures

The HBC will close at 1 pm on Christmas Eve, and will be closed all day on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  In addition, for the period of December 23 to January 3, the HBC administration will open only from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The HBC stockroom and HBC Complex buildings’ exterior doors will be unlocked from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.   If you are meeting with someone outside of these times, please make sure the individual with whom you are meeting knows you are coming so that he/she may let you in.   Also, please note that although the HBC will be open during the days preceding the closure dates, some of the staff will be taking vacation time to visit with their families.  If you need to meet with a staff member or have proposals to submit mid-December or mid-January, please make sure to contact us ahead of time and submit your proposal files early enough to avoid a rush situation. 


Happy Holidays!!

This is the last HBC News Bulletin to be published this calendar year.  Therefore, HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!

Grant Submission Deadlines

December 1, 2020
Deadlines for K-INBRE awards submission (see details on the left).

December 1-3, 2020
American Heart Association (AHA) deadlines for AHA Predoctoral Fellowship (Dec. 1, 2020) and AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dec. 3, 2020).

December 12, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13 and U13) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

December 18, 2020
NSF deadline for the EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) (21-518) - Letter of Intent.  Full proposal due January 21, 2021.

January 14, 2021
American Heart Association (AHA) deadlines for Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training.

January 14, 2021
NIH deadline for R35: NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award and NHLBI Emerging Investigator Award – Letter of Intent.  Full proposal due February 15, 2021.

January 19, 2021
NIH deadline for the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35).

January 25, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) and Research Service Awards and Other Training Grants (T & D series) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

February 5, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

February 12, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development Awards (K series) new submissions.

Recent Awards

Heng Du, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, is transferring two grants from  the University of Dallas, Texas.  Both are National Institutes of Health projects and are entitled “Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Dysfunction and Synaptic Stress in Alzheimer's Disease” and “GHSR1A and Hippocampal Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease.”

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