Maine INBRE in its 22nd Year – Looking Back and Ahead

As the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (ME-INBRE) enters its 22nd year (and the fourth of the current five-year funding cycle) it is exciting to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and how we are positioned to further augment and expand biomedical research excellence in Maine. This National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) funded Institutional […]

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Summer Undergraduate Fellowships Awarded

The INBRE Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program selected 17 fellows to receive mentored research fellowships for 2022.  In addition to mentored lab research, the students will participate in bioinformatics workshops, translational medicine lectures, a Communicating Science course, as well as responsible conduct of research training. Congratulations to the awardees and their mentors: 2022 INBRE Undergraduate Fellows Mentors […]

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Cloud Computing 101

There’s a good chance that by now, many of you have heard of “cloud computing.”  You might have even read the recent news about the project carried out by the Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core under the auspices of the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative. So what is cloud […]

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INBRE Expands Microscopy Resources in Maine

Over the last few years, the MDI Biological Laboratory has heavily invested in the LMF, primarily with the with support of the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. The LMF is responsible for the seven microscopes on campus at MDIBL. Fundamentally necessary to aid modern scientific research, the imaging needs of faculty can […]

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Core Services Grants

This program provides small grant awards to researchers from institutions engaged in biomedical research and research training within Maine. Faculty from Maine IDeA institutions (those with INBRE or COBRE programs); independent, non-profit research institutions; or public and private undergraduate institutions are eligible to apply for funding. Note: Scientists who are directly funded by a COBRE grant […]

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49th Maine Biological and Medical Science Symposium

Over 170 students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists are registered to attend what is believed to be the oldest and largest gathering of life science practitioners in the state. The event features scientists from the MDI Biological Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, The Roux Institute, IDEXX and Maine’s academic institutions. The 49th annual Maine Biological and Medical […]

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Courses Underway in 2022

The year got underway with the University of Maine Honor’s College course “Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease,” which featured faculty from the University of Maine, Dartmouth College, and MDI Biological Laboratory. Soon after, we welcomed students from Southern Maine Community College for their course, “Stem Cells and Regeneration in Planarians.” Jason Pellettieri from Keene State […]

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Grant award seeks to advance cloud computing in Maine

 Dr. Ben King (University of Maine), Co-Director of the INBRE Bioinformatics Core, shares his research with Dr. Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) The NIH, through its STRIDES program, has engaged the Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core to collaborate in a pilot project with an ultimate goal of developing a method […]

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