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

October 2, 2020
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

October 5, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01)– new submissions.

October 12, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development (K series) – new submissions.

October 16, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Meredith Hartley, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by the American Thyroid Association for her project entitled “Thyroid hormone signaling during remyelination.”

Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $50,000 by the KU Medical Center Research Institute for her project entitled: “Deciphering Sex Differences in Adolescent Knee Meniscal Injury and Regeneration” and  $50,000 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for her project entitled: “Promoting Temporomandibular Joint Fibrochondrogenesis through the use of an Estrogen Receptor Alpha Selective Agonist to Treat Osteoarthritis.”

Jingxin Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by Bionexus KC for his project entitled “Small Molecule *Oligonucleotide Conjugate for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) with Improved Specificity.”

Liang Xu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $50,000 by the University of Utah Health for his project entitled: “Novel therapeutic strategy for renal fibrosis by targeting RNA-binding protein HuR targeting.”

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