The Certificate Program in Chemical Biology trains pre-doctoral students with research interest in the dynamics, structure and function of biomacromolecules. The program provides formal training to an interdisciplinary graduate study program that spans the chemical - biological interface with a focus on the synthesis, dynamics and structure of biologically relevant molecules and macromolecules. The program has participation of students and mentors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primarily Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences) and in the School of Pharmacy (principally in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry).
The University of Kansas is the home of an National Institutes of Health Graduate Training Program in the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology at the University of Kansas. Eight NIH trainees (supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences T32 GM008545) complete the Certificate Program curriculum and also complete a collaborative research rotation.