Annual Symposia

Save the date!  The 2018-2019 Annual Symposium will be April 18, 2019.  Our keynote lecturers will be Dr. Adam Cohen from Harvard University, and Dr. David Keire, US Food and Drug Administration.


Each year students from the Graduate Training Program in Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology organize a chemical biology symposium at the University of Kansas. Each symposium features a keynote lecture from an invited internationally recognized researcher in the field of chemical biology, lectures from Training Program students, and poster presentations from Training Program and other students from the University of Kansas.

Previous Keynote Speakers

None Seminar not held due to Coronavirus pandemic 2020
Adam Cohen Department of Chemical, Chemical Biology, and Physics, Harvard University 2019
David Keire Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2019
M. Paola Castaldi Astra Zeneca 2018
Rao V. Mantri Bristol-Meyer Squibb 2018
David W. Christianson Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania 2017
Matthew Bogyo Department of Pathology, Stanford University 2016
Joel Barrish Bristol-Myers Squibb 2015
Wilfred van der Donk Department of Chemistry, University of Urbana-Champaign  2014
Angela Gronenborn Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Michael Marletta University of California, Berkeley 2011
Benjamin Cravatt The Scripps Research Institute, California Campus 2010
Mathew Shair Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University 2009
Virginia Cornish Department of Chemistry, Columbia University                        2008
Robert H. Singer Departments of Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Lanny S. Liebeskind Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Michael Maroney Department of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Derek Tan Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Richard McCarty Johns Hopkins University 2004
Sylvia Daunert Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Laura Kiessling Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Timothy Macdonald Department of Chemistry
University of Virginia
Marino Martinez-Carrion School of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Michael Edidin Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Kenner C. Rice National Institute of Diabetes
Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Andrew D. Ellington Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas–Austin
Barbara Imperiali Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Kenneth H. Downing Life Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California-Berkeley
Ronald Raines Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
John W. Daly National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health 1997
Carol Beth Post Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Purdue University 1996
Palmer W. Taylor Department of Pharmacology
University of California
Richard B. Silverman Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Robert H. Abeles Department of Biochemistry
Brandeis University

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