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Dr. Mark Fisher Memorial Research Symposium

A memorial research symposium to honor Dr. Mark Fisher for his many contributions to the fields of protein folding and structure determination.

  • November 15, 2019
  • G109 Health Education Building
  • 9 am to 4 pm
  • Box lunches will be available to registered attendees
  • Reception to Follow

There is no registration fee to attend but please register so that we may know how many to expect. 
The deadline to register is October 1st.


Donations will be accepted in Dr. Fisher's name to go toward a memorial bench in the courtyard between Hemenway and the Health Education Building.  In addition, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express on Rainbow. Please see below for details on donating or reserving a room.

Guest Speakers

Michael Baldwin, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Quyen Hoang, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Arthur Horwich, M.D. Sterling Professor of Genetics
Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University
Ozan Kumru, Ph.D. Scientific Assistant Director
Vaccine Analytics and Formulation Center
School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Susan Martinis, Ph.D. Stephen G. Sligar Endowed Professor
Professor, Depts of Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry
Professor, Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
School of Molecular & Cellular BIology
University of Illinois
Stephen Sligar, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry
Swanlund Endowed Chair
Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Biophysics and Quantative Biology
School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Illinois

Donations may be sent to the attention of:
    Ms. Wendy Baker
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3030
    Kansas City, KS 66160
Checks should be made out to the Department of Biochemistry with the notation "Fisher Memorial" in the memo line.  Remaining funds will be used for graduate sudent travel awards.

There is no registration fee to attend but please register so that we may know how many to expect. 
The registration deadline is October 1st.


For out-of-town attendees: a block of rooms is reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, 3932 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS  (across the street from KUMC).

Call 913.236.8700 to reserve a room. Give the code MFM or Dr. Fisher Memorial Research Symposium to reserve at the rate of $129 a night.  The block will be held until October 18th .

Last modified: Jun 24, 2019