Annual Symposia

Research participants and judges at poster session.

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

Previous Keynote Speakers
Robert CichewiczDepartment of Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Oklahoma2023
Nozomi AndoDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University2022
Jimmy BallardDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center2022
Jean PattersonTexas Biomedical Research Institute2021
Andrew Mesecar WaltherDepartment of Chemistry, Purdue University2020
Adam CohenDepartment of Chemical, Chemical Biology, and Physics, Harvard University2019
David KeireDivision of Pharmaceutical Analysis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration2019
M. Paola CastaldiAstra Zeneca2018
Dr. Rao V. MantriBristol-Meyer Squibb2018
David W. ChristiansonDepartment of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania2017
Matthew BogyoDepartment of Pathology, Stanford University2015
Joel BarrishBristol-Myers Squibb2015
Wilfred van der DonkDepartment of Chemistry, University of Urbana-Champaign 2014
Angela GronenbornDepartment of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh2012
Michael MarlettaUniversity of California, Berkeley2011
Benjamin CravattThe Scripps Research Institute, California Campus2010
Mathew ShairDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University2009
Virginia CornishDepartment of Chemistry, Columbia University2008
Robert H. SingerDepartments of Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Lanny S. LiebeskindDepartment of Chemistry
Emory University
Michael MaroneyDepartment of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Derek TanDepartment of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Richard McCartyJohns Hopkins University2004
Sylvia DaunertDepartment of Chemistry
University of Kentucky
Laura KiesslingDepartment of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Timothy MacdonaldDepartment of Chemistry
University of Virginia
Marino Martinez-CarrionSchool of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Michael EdidinDepartment of Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Kenner C. RiceNational Institute of Diabetes
Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Andrew D. EllingtonInstitute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Texas–Austin
Barbara ImperialiDivision of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Kenneth H. DowningLife Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California-Berkeley
Ronald RainesDepartment of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
John W. DalyNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health1997
Carol Beth PostDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Purdue University1996
Palmer W. TaylorDepartment of Pharmacology
University of California
Richard B. SilvermanDepartment of Chemistry
Northwestern University
Robert H. AbelesDepartment of Biochemistry
Brandeis University