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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 January 2023 News Bulletin

Call for HBC Research Seminar Speaker Nomination -- Higuchi Biosciences Center Participant Uses Fungi to Transform Ocean Plastic Wastes -- J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Call For Proposals -- Travel expenses – mileage reimbursement -- NIH Updates -- Recent Awards

HBC Participant Uses Fungi to Transform Ocean Plastics

Research on fungi conducted by Berl Oakley and collaborators from the University of Southern California has helped transform plastic waste into key components for making pharmaceuticals.

HBC November-December 2022 News Bulletin

HBC Participant Awarded the 2022 HOPE Award -- The KU/Haskell Bridge Program Renewed -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 2023 -- NIH Update -- Holiday Closing -- Happy Holidays!! -- Recent Awards

HBC October 2022 News Bulletin

National Science Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to HBC Participant -- 2022 Inaugural Chemical Biology Symposium -- 2023 KINBRE Symposium -- NSF Fall Virtual Conference -- NIH Updates -- Recent Awards

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