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

August 12, 2020
NIH Standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

September 8, 2020
DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2   and Era of Hope Scholar Award – Pre-Application deadline (Full Application deadline: September 22)..

Recent Awards

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $107,724 by Columbia University in the City of NY for the project entitled: “Columbia University’s Proposed Response to the New Coronavirus Outbreak.”  He was also awarded $75,000 by the Mercatus Center for the project entitled: “COVID-19 Fast Grants.”

Paulyn Cartwright, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was awarded $1,573,996 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled “MARC for The University of Kansas.”

David Davido, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $405,301 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Identifying functional targets of HSV-1 ICP0-directed degradation.”

Michael Hageman, Distinguished Professor, Department of pharmaceutical chemistry, was awarded $20,000 by the J.R. & Inez Jay Funds for his project entitled: “Translation of Injectable-to-Oral Peptide Pharmacotherapy: Application of E-Cadherin Binding Peptides as Oral Membrane Permeation Enhancers.”

Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $78,210 by the KU Medical Center Research Institute for her project entitled “Behavior of adipose stem cells in 2D and 3D in a wound healing context.”

Frank Schoenen, Associate Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $20,000 by the J.R. & Inez Jay Funds for his project entitled: “Design  synthesis  analytical characterization  eAMDE formulation sub-chronic MTD and in vivo PK of ML329 Prodrugs.”

Joanna Slusky, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $37,875 by the KU Medical Center Research Institute as mentor for Jimmy Budiardjo for the project entitled “Designing peptide-based inhibitors of bacterial efflux pumps.”

Jingxin Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $20,000 by the J.R. & Inez Jay Funds for his project entitled: “Mechanistic study of RNA splicing modulation by small molecules.”

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