Symposia, Seminars, and Lecture Series
The HBC supports and/or organize symposia, seminars and lecture series that offer opportunities for scientific interactions, and discussion of future research collaborations with KU faculty and faculty from other regional or national institutions.
The HBC sponsors and help organize two symposia each year.
- The Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (GRASP NMR) which was initiated by a member of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Protein Structure & Function (COBRE-PSF), was sponsored by the HBC since inception. In 2019 when the COBRE-PSF program ended, the HBC took over the organizational part of the symposium.
- The Chemical Biology Symposium was created in 2022 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 join regional scientists and invited speakers and share research associated with Chemical Biology.
The HBC Research Seminars are held two to three times a year. They are either presentations from HBC-affiliated Research Professors or Core Laboratory Directors or from invited faculty member from other institution to present their science and discuss future collaborations with KU faculty. HBC participants are encouraged to nominate speakers for the seminar series.
Brenda Shivers Lecture Series
This Brenda Shivers Lecture Series was funded through a gift to the KU endowment Association in memory Dr. Brenda Shivers, a distinguished alumni of the University of Kansas. Invited lecturer are individuals who work on various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases.