Chemical Biology Symposium

Biomedical Sciences Symposium

We are excited to announce the inaugural KU Chemical Biology Symposium being conducted as a joint effort between the NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease (CoBRE CBID), the NIH-sponsored Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Graduate Student Training program (DACB), and the Higuchi Biosciences Center.  DACB graduate students and CBID investigators will join regional scientists and invited speakers to share research associated with Chemical Biology on Oct 21st and 22nd.

The symposium will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct 21st at the Oread Hotel.  Opening comments will be followed by DACB graduate student presentations and the keynote presentation by Dr. Nozomi Ando (Cornell University).  Events on Saturday, Oct 22nd will be at the School of Pharmacy and will include a presentation by Dr. Jimmy Ballard (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center).  CBID scientists along with other selected scientists will also present throughout the program on Saturday, with a poster session to conclude the symposium.

We invite all interested scientists to attend and participate in the Chemical Biology symposium!  All attendees need to register by October 7th, 2022. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please complete the abstract submission form by October 7th. 

2022 Symposium


October 21, 2022 4:00 pm to October 22, 2022 5:00 pm


October 21, 2022: The Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS
October 22, 2022: KU School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Keynote Speaker

Nozomi AndoDr. Nozomi Ando
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Cornell University

Presentation title: TBA

Invited Speaker

Jimmy BallardDr. Jimmy Ballard
Professor and Chairman
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
PI/Director, Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunity, CoBRE
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Presentation title: TBA

Poster Session

A poster session will be held during the symposium.  If you wish to present, submit an abstract before the October 7, 2022 deadline.  The poster session is limited to 40 posters and preference will be given to graduate students and external visitors.  Poster size limit is 36" X 48".  Make sure to register to the conference using the link below if you plan to attend the symposium whether your abstract is selected or not.

Symposium Information

This symposium is possible through support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences CoBRE in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease (P20GM113117), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Program (T32-GM08545) and the Higuchi Biosciences Center.