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Show-Me Research Week


Missouri Life Sciences Week is MU’s premier annual science event, free and open to the public. Started in 1985 (as Molecular Biology Week), the event consistently attracts in excess of:

  • 1,000 academic researchers
  • 300+ research posters
  • many businesses
  • policy makers

Life Sciences Week celebrates individual and collaborative research in the life sciences and also targets:

  • public policy issues
  • science education  and outreach
  • entrepreneurship/economic development

The weeklong event brings about science exploration through:

  • seminars by internationally acclaimed researchers
  • workshops
  • more than 50 exhibitors from scientific supply companies
  • research facility exhibits
  • career-development and networking events

The week culminates with awards for students and postdoctoral fellows deemed the “best of” from poster sessions earlier in the week.