HBC October 2020 News Bulletin

Tuesday, October 27, 2020


HBC Seminar Series

For those who were unable to attend Dr. Angela Koehler’s seminar held earlier this month, a recording of the presentation has been posted to the HBC Research Seminars webpage.  The HBC sponsored seminar series program is designed to allow HBC participants to nominate speakers for scientific discussions and presentations falling under one of the HBC major research themes.   If you wish to nominate a speaker, please e-mail John Stobaugh or Paula Hinman to initiate the process.


HBC Sponsored Fall Symposia Reminder

Biomedical Sciences Symposium Logo The 2020 Biomedical Sciences Symposium will be held via Zoom on November 6, 2020. The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Andrew Mesecar, Walther Professor of Cancer Structural Biology – Biochemistry,  at Purdue University.  If you wish to attend, please register before 5 pm, November 2, 2020, to receive the Zoom invite.

The SEARCH 2020 symposium (Scientists Exploring non-Academic caReer CHoices)  virtual series final two sessions are taking place on November 7, and November 14, 2020, from 10 am to noon.  The schedule as well as information on the speakers and panelists is available on their websiteRegistration is currently open.


Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Call for Proposals

The K-INBRE Incentives and Awards Committee is calling for proposals to support four types of awards:   

  1. Bridging Grants:  Funding will not exceed $40,000 in direct costs for an R01 submission and $25,000 for an R21 submission.
  2. Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards:  Funding will not exceed $50,000 in direct costs.
  3. Postdoctoral Awards:  Funding will not exceed $25,000 in direct costs for one period of funding.
  4. Developmental  Research Project Program Awards: Two-year award with funding not exceeding $75,000 in direct costs per year for a total of $150,000.  A letter of intent needs to be submitted through REDCap by noon on November 1, 2020

KU-Lawrence submissions should have a signature from an authorized official prior to submission to the K-INBRE Administrative Office.The deadline to submit full proposals for any of the four awards is December 1, 2020 at noon.  Awards will be announced before May 1, 2021.  For more information on these and other K-INBRE funding opportunities, visit the K-INBRE webpage.


2021 KINBRE Symposium

The 19th Annual K-INBRE Symposium will be held virtually on January 14 -15, 2021. The Registration and Abstract submission dealine is December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Undergraduate students can compete in the oral presentation competition if they wish to be considered for a 10-minute presentation during the symposium.  For poster presentations, although the submission deadline is December 1st, it is recommended to submit an abstract before November 1, 2020, to have ample time to create an iPoster online.  All posters will need to be published by January 4, 2021. More information can be found on the KINBRE symposium website.


HBC Participants Publications

We are creating a new section for the HBC News bulletin to allow participants to quickly share their new publications with other HBC participants.   Please e-mail the links to your new publications to Nicole Suchy and they will be listed in the next HBC News Bulletin.  This month’s publication:

Yuan X, Wang L, Tendon N, Sun H, Tian J, Du H, Pascual JM, Guo L. Triheptanoin Mitigates Brain ATP Depletion and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease.

Grant Submission Deadlines

May 17, 2021
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) 19-367.

May 25, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) and for Institutional National Research Service Awards and Other Training Grants (T & D series)– new, renewal, resubmission, revision. 

June 5, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for new R01 and U01 – new grant applications. 

June 12, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for K series – new grant applications.

June 16, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – new grant applications.

July 5, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for new R01 and U01 – renewal, resubmission, revision.

July 12, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for K series – renewal, resubmission, revision.

July 16, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 – renewal, resubmission, revision.

July 26, 2021
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) (20-525).

August 12, 2021
NIH Standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

Recent Awards

Teruna Siahaan, Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $26,750 by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical for his project entitled “Synthesis and Analysis of CCN5 PEGylated Proteins.”

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