In September 2008, the University of Kansas received a six-year, $20.2 million research award from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Specialized Chemistry Center (KU SCC). As part of the NIH Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN),» the mission of the KU SCC is to develop probes based on hits uncovered in NIH screening efforts.
Three main cores (informatics, synthesis/purification, and administration) comprise the KU SCC, as well as an additional center-driven research project which addresses the question of intracellular target identification for small molecule probes. The principal investigator and director of the KU SCC is Jeffrey Aubé, University Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.
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