HBC September 2015 News Bulletin

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In an effort to continue support opportunities for scientific interactions, the Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC) has been/is sponsoring several events that offer opportunities for scientific exchanges and dissemination throughout the 2015 calendar year.

MIKI Logo
The 2015 Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois (MIKI)  meeting was held at KU and was the first event this year for which HBC was a sponsor.   The meeting allows Medicinal Chemistry students, postdocs and faculty from four different universities to share their research.


Paul R. Hanson The HBC, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Hanson, helped with the organization of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) annual mentoring workshop that was held in Dallas, TX in early August.  The workshop was geared toward new faculty and assisted them in early-stage career development. The 2015 Mentoring Workshop entitled "New Faculty in Organic and Biological Chemistry" was attended by thirty-six junior faculty, fourteen mentors, four NIH representatives and was a great success.


Another HBC sponsored event was the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium which included a poster session, student/faculty talks, and a keynote address. The event took place in the Kansas Union on August 14, 2015


Sue Lunte Group
In mid-October, members of Sue Lunte’s research group will be attending the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar with the help of the HBC sponsorship.  This seminar primarily targets new investigators and administrators and will be held in San Diego, CA.
 


Great Plains Infectious Disease LogoThe HBC is also proud to be a sponsor and help with the organization of the 14th Annual Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting (GPID) hosted by KU’s brand new Kansas Vaccine Institute.  The event will take place on November 6 -7, 2015 at the KU School of Pharmacy building and will focus on three topics: vaccines to prevent infectious diseases, emerging infectious & select agent threats, and antibiotic resistance.


GRASP NMR logo
The 8th Annual Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP) will be held the following week on November 13-14, 2015.  The event aims at futhering interconnections and strengtening NMR research in the region.  The HBC has been a sponsor of this event since the first annual meeting in 2006.
 


Last but not least, the 20th Annual Carnival of Chemistry will be held in November 22, 2015 in Malott Hall.  The carnival is a family event showing that science can be fun.

 



Grant Submission Important Deadlines

No Date Yet
DoD Breast Cancer Program Fiscal year 2017 - pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.

May 17, 2017
NIH standard deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

May 25, 2017
NIH standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

May 25, 2017
NIH standard deadline for all Institutional National Research Service Awards and Other Training Grants (T & D series) – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

June 5, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for new R01 and U01 grant applications.

June 12, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for K series – new grant applications.

June 16, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new grant applications.

July 5, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for R01 and U01 – renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

July 12, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for K series grants – renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

July 16, 2017
NIH Standard deadline for R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

July 19, 2017
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) BIO, CISE, HER (17-050).

Recent Awards

Brian Blagg, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $1,392,045 by the NIH - National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Optimization and Investigation of Cruentaren A analogs.”

Scott Hefty, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $117,099 by the University of Washington for his project entitled: “Functional Genomics for Chlamydia.”

Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor, Medicinal Chemistry Department, was awarded $1,493,527 by the NIH - National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Synthetic Lethal Targeting of Growth Factor Receptors.”

Liang Xu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $70,200 by the Thomas Jefferson University for his project entitled: “Targeting HuR to improve a synthetic lethal therapy for pancreatic cancer.”

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