Upcoming Higuchi Biosciences Center Research Seminar
As part of the HBC seminar series, Dr. Scott Lovell, Director of the Protein Structure and X-ray Crystallography Laboratory, along with Dr. Philip Gao, Director of the Protein Production Group, will be showcasing their laboratories on May 6, 2021, at 10 am. This is a great opportunity to find out about the laboratories and the services they offer. Please complete the HBC Seminar Registration to get the Zoom Meeting information.
HBC Research Seminar Recordings
For those who were unable to attend the March 2021 HBC seminar and the October 2020 seminar, please note that the recordings for both seminars are available on the HBC Research Seminars webpage under the “Past Seminars” tab.
Reminder - Inaugural Lecture of the Brenda Shivers Lecture Series
The Higuchi Biosciences Center will be hosting the inaugural lecture of the Brenda Shivers Lecture Series, via zoom. The invited speaker is Dr. Eugenia Trushina, professor of neurology and pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic. The presentation will be on May 14, 2021, at 10:00 am and is titled: “Exploiting mitochondrial signaling for therapy of neurodegenerative diseases.” Please complete the Brenda Shivers Lecture Registration to get the Zoom meeting information. The biography and abstract are available on the website.
J.R. & Inez Jay Fund and Equipment Competition Award
We would like to thank everyone who submitted for consideration a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund proposal application or an Equipment Purchase Request (EPR). We received seven J.R. and Inez Jay proposals and five EPRs. The award recipients will be notified in late May and an article announcing the awardees will be published in KU today in June.
NSF Virtual Grant Conference
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold the Spring 2021 Virtual Grants Conference during the week of June 7-11, 2021. Registration for this event will open on May 5, 2021, at 12 pm EST. The NSF anticipates that sessions will fill quickly, and recommends to register as soon as possible.
- On August 17, 2021, Microsoft will discontinue its support of Internet Explorer (IE) 11. Due to security concerns, NIH is phasing out the use of IE for all eRA systems. IE will no longer be a viable option to access the eRA systems by July 19, 2021.
- For any grant due on or after January 25, 2022, Senior or Key Personnel will need to have a valid eRA Commons username (Commons ID). This ID will be required to fill the credential field of the Research and Related Senior/Key Person Profile form. As of April 21, 2021, applicants will receive a warning if a valid eRA Commons username is not provided for Senior/Key Personnel for any submissions due dates on or after May 25, 2021.
Have a great summer!
The next HBC News Bulletin edition will not be published until late July. Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer!