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Higuchi Biosciences Center

The Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC) is a designated research center engaged in biomedical research at the University of Kansas. As a super center of the KU Center for Research (KUCR), the HBC has been providing over 30 years of exceptional service to the KU Biosciences community.

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Supporting Biomedical Research

The Higuchi Biosciences Center seeks to enhance the environment for interdisciplinary, basic research by providing research support to investigators whose scientific effort falls within the general category of biomedical research.

Our Statistics

100+
Participating investigators from various departments across campus
100+
Active grants including three major programmatic grants
30+
Years of experience in grant services

HBC Services

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Internal Funding Programs

To enhance multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary research in the biomedical sciences, the Center has developed a variety of internal funding programs.
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Grant Services

HBC Investigators have a high rate of success in obtaining external funding. Find out more about our grant services.
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Symposia, Seminars and Lecture Series

The HBC supports symposia, seminars and lectures to promote scientific collaboration.
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Other Services

The HBC offers other services such as videoconference room, poster printing, web site construction in order to facilitate research and research collaboration and dissemination.

HBC News

NIH COBRE CBID Renewed for Phase II

The National Institutes of Health has re-upped its support of the Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease Center (CBID) at the University of Kansas with a five-year, $11.35M Phase II grant.

HBC September 2021 News Bulletin

2021 Biomedical Sciences Symposium Update -- Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Call for Proposals -- HBC Participants Awarded NIH MIRA Grants -- Higuchi Biosciences Center Assistant Research Professor was awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) Research Grant -- KU…

HBC Partcipant, Dr. Joanna Slusky, develops machine learning approach better at differentiating enzyme sites

Dr. Joanna Slusky, Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences develops a machine-learning model: Metal Activity Heuristic of Metalloprotein and Enzymatic Sites.

HBC August 2021 News Bulletin

2021 Biomedical Sciences Symposium -- HBC Administered Major Program Renewed -- Reminder - HBC Office Partially Reopened for the Fall -- NSF Fall Virtual Conference -- NIH Updates

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