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Student Research Forum

SRF video produced by Bobby Pitts.


The Student Research Forum (SRF) exists to serve the students at the University of Kansas Medical Center, to advance their research and to bolster their professional development. The forum provides a public stage for the presentation, assessment and discussion of their scientific investigations as well an opportunity to recognize and award exceptional research efforts. The forum will provide exposure to talks from world-class researchers and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between fields, departments, professional schools and universities to foster high-quality, innovative research that will transform our present scientific understanding and ultimately improve the lives of people in the state of Kansas and throughout the world.

Each year the Graduate Student Council sponsors the Student Research Forum. A multi-day interactive event, the 2020 SRF will be held on March 31-April 2, 2020. It will showcase research conducted by students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professionals. In addition to the student presentations, the SRF features a banquet (April 2, 2020) and the extremely popular A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture scheduled on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at noon focused on the professional development of attendees.

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will feature, Dr. Ada Yonath, PhD.

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Submission of abstracts is now closed for SRF 2020. 

A.L. Chapman


A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture

The A.L. Chapman Lecture series was created in honor of A.L. Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emeritus.

Dr. Ada Yonath, PhD

While the title of Dr. Yonath's talk will be determined later, she will focus on her seminal research on ribosomes for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. She will also focus on her perseverance in conducting thousands of experiments to visualize protein structure despite personal and professional challenges. Her work paved the way for our understanding of protein synthesis and has implications for the development of antibiotics which target ribosomes.

More information to come soon!

The honorary speaker for the 2021 A.L. Chapman Keynote Research Lecture will be announced after the 2020 Forum. 

Last modified: Feb 24, 2020