HBC September 2015 News Bulletin

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

In an effort to continue support opportunities for scientific interactions, the Higuchi Biosciences Center (HBC) has been/is sponsoring several events that offer opportunities for scientific exchanges and dissemination throughout the 2015 calendar year.

MIKI Logo
The 2015 Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois (MIKI)  meeting was held at KU and was the first event this year for which HBC was a sponsor.   The meeting allows Medicinal Chemistry students, postdocs and faculty from four different universities to share their research.


Paul R. Hanson The HBC, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Hanson, helped with the organization of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) annual mentoring workshop that was held in Dallas, TX in early August.  The workshop was geared toward new faculty and assisted them in early-stage career development. The 2015 Mentoring Workshop entitled "New Faculty in Organic and Biological Chemistry" was attended by thirty-six junior faculty, fourteen mentors, four NIH representatives and was a great success.


Another HBC sponsored event was the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Symposium which included a poster session, student/faculty talks, and a keynote address. The event took place in the Kansas Union on August 14, 2015


Sue Lunte Group
In mid-October, members of Sue Lunte’s research group will be attending the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar with the help of the HBC sponsorship.  This seminar primarily targets new investigators and administrators and will be held in San Diego, CA.
 


Great Plains Infectious Disease LogoThe HBC is also proud to be a sponsor and help with the organization of the 14th Annual Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting (GPID) hosted by KU’s brand new Kansas Vaccine Institute.  The event will take place on November 6 -7, 2015 at the KU School of Pharmacy building and will focus on three topics: vaccines to prevent infectious diseases, emerging infectious & select agent threats, and antibiotic resistance.


GRASP NMR logo
The 8th Annual Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP) will be held the following week on November 13-14, 2015.  The event aims at futhering interconnections and strengtening NMR research in the region.  The HBC has been a sponsor of this event since the first annual meeting in 2006.
 


Last but not least, the 20th Annual Carnival of Chemistry will be held in November 22, 2015 in Malott Hall.  The carnival is a family event showing that science can be fun.

 



Grant Submission Deadlines

April 1, 2019
Deadline to submit letter of Intent for the Patton Trust Research Grants, BioNexus KC – Full application: May 1, 2019..

April 1, 2019
KU-Research-Go submission deadline.

April 4, 2019
Deadline to submit Notice of Intent to KU Research Limited Submission for NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships.

April 12, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13, U13) – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

Recent Awards

Cory Berkland, Distinguished Professor, Departments of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $35,000 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled “Repurposing glatiramer acetate for intratumoral immunotherapy.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $11,634 by Consano for his project entitled “Targeted Therapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

Eli Michaelis, Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $46,567 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled “Does TBI affect mtDNA heteroplasmy?”

Roger Rajewski, Research Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $360,347 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled “Targeted Small Molecule Inhibitors for Award Organization lnv(16) Leukemia”

Liang Xu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $11,067 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled “Unraveling the role of HuR in liver inflammation and carcinogensis.”

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