Biomedical Sciences Symposium  

The Biomedical Sciences Symposium is an annual meeting created in 2018 as a joint effort between the Higuchi Biosciences Center,  the NIH-sponsored Chemical Biology Training Program, and the NIH-sponsored Biotechnology Training Program to provide a forum for trainees to present their work as poster or oral presentations and to cover special topics with invited outside speakers.  This meeting, organized by the training programs trainees, features student presentations in the morning followed in the afternoon by two keynote lectures from internationally recognized biomedical science researchers and a poster session.  HBC Investigators, their students and research staff are invited to attend, and encouraged to participate in the poster session, including researchers affiliated with the various core facilities in the biomedical sciences.

Biomedical Sciences Symposium 2020

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Andrew Mesecar, Purdue University
Presentation title: "SARS-CoV-2 protease inhibitors as drugs for treatment of COVID-19"


Student Speaker Award Winner:

Catherine Kerr (Molecular Biosciences)
Presentation title: "PARP12 is required for the attenuation of an ADP-ribosylhydrolase deficient coronavirus in primary macrophages"

Poster Award Winners:

First place:
Adedamola Opalade (Chemistry)
David Ingham (Molecular Biosciences)

Second place:
Wendy Aquino Nunez (Molecular Biosciences)
Vikalp Vishwakarma (Molecular Biosciences)


Held Friday, November 6, 2020 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This symposium is possible through support from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Predoctoral Training Programs, the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Program (T32-GM08545) and the Biotechnology Training Program.

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