Medicinal Chemistry Conference


57th Annual MIKIW | April 12 - 14, 2019 | Lawrence, KS

The first Medicinal Chemistry Meeting-in-Miniature was organized by faculty from the Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the Universities of MinnesotaIllinois at ChicagoKansas, and Iowa in 1963. Since then, the Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at these universities have alternately hosted the MIKI meeting. MIKI is the longest running and largest regional medicinal chemistry meeting in the U.S., and brings together over 200 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty members from the four universities on an annual basis. In 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Madison joined MIKI, giving the conference the new name MIKIW. This year, the graduate students at The University of Kansas are excited to host the 57th Annual MIKIW Meeting and continue this great tradition.

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 professional experiences by delivering oral and/or poster presentations, as well as vital networking opportunities. Furthermore, these annual meetings also act as a catalyst for sharing and exchanging ideas among students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty of the different universities. The meeting features a keynote address from a distinguished scientist in academia, industry, or government, who is a leader in the field of medicinal chemistry.

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