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In 1963, the first Medicinal Chemistry Meeting-in-Miniature was held at the University of Iowa, organized by the founders below. Since then, the Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the Universities of Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois at Chicago have alternately hosted the MIKI meeting. This meeting is the longest running conference of its kind bringing together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members from the four universities. The MIKI Meeting includes formal oral and poster research presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. In addition, the meeting features a keynote address from a distinguished scientist from academia, industry, or government, who is a leader in the field of medicinal chemistry.

Graduate students from the hosting university have the opportunity to organize and moderate the entire meeting, providing the valuable experience of coordinating a professional event. In addition, participating students receive presentation experience through oral and poster presentations, as well as vital networking opportunities. Besides providing graduate students with opportunities to present their research at a scientific meeting, these annual meetings also act as a catalyst for sharing and exchanging ideas among students and faculty of the different universities. This year, the graduate students at The University of Kansas are excited to host the 53rd Annual MIKI Meeting and continue this great tradition.

MIKI Founders
Minnesota Illinois Kansas Iowa
O. Gisvold L. Bauer M.P. Mertes J.G. Cannon
P.S. Portoghese D. Coviello E.E. Smissman D.T. Witiak
T.O. Soine R. Daniels R.A. Wiley  
  J.E. Gearien    


Contact Molly Lee, at mmlee@ku.edu or Manwika Charaschanya, at m089c166@ku.edu regarding MIKI conference

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