Established in 1989, the Higuchi Biosciences Center is a center of centers engaged in biomedical research at the University of Kansas. As a designated research center of the KU Center for Research (KUCR), the Higuchi Biosciences Center seeks to enhance the environment for interdisciplinary, basic research. To that end, the Center provides research support and administers funds from a variety of sources, including the NIH, NSF, industrial partners, and private foundations.
At the Higuchi Biosciences Center, our mission is to foster an environment conducive to interdisciplinary, biomedical research.
In practical terms, this means:
- relieving our participating researchers of the non-scientific work involved in grant submission and administration.
- providing funding incentives for multi-investigator, interdisciplinary projects.
- offering personnel services, including assistance with searches and visa applications.
- providing laboratory space and opportunities for equipment sharing.
- promoting translational research in the biomedical sciences.
As a hub for basic research, we keep a finger on the pulse of cutting-edge discovery. Discoveries made by scientists affiliated with the center have led to translational research and commercial opportunities.