Bates Fellow Researches Salamander Genes

Bates College junior Rebecca Anderson, a double major in biochemistry and math, studied regeneration and regenerative medicine during a summer internship at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, funded by Maine INBRE at Bates. She worked with Joel Graber, Ph.D., a senior staff scientist and director of the computational biology and bioinformatics core at MDIBL. […]

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Bowdoin INBRE Student Wins Poster Award at International Conference

INBRE-Funded Investigator and Bowdoin College faculty member Dr. Jennifer Honeycutt took her undergraduate researchers to the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society’s annual conference in Scotland earlier this year. Congratulations to senior Seneca Ellis who came home with a poster award! Read the details here: https://www.bowdoin.edu/news/2022/07/bowdoins-honeycutt-takes-students-to-neuroscience-conference-in-scotland.html […]

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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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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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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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Discovery of a new gene in fish co-authored by students at three INBRE schools

INBRE project leader Dr. Tim Breton at the University of Maine Farmington recently published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports that provides results from his studies which have uncovered a new gene in fish that may have application in human disease research.  Co-authors include UMF students who worked with Breton on campus and student mentees from […]

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Remote Imaging Services Now Available in Maine

Maine INBRE’s Research Resources Manager – Dr. Frédéric Bonnet – has made significant effort over the past two years to develop the Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) at the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) into a state-of-the-art facility that is accessible to all INBRE partner institutions. “Now we have a better scheduling and communication system, a better […]

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Highlight: Faculty Alumna – Hadley Horch, Ph.D., Bowdoin College

Bowdoin professor Hadley Horch, Ph.D., has collaborated with the INBRE Bioinformatics Core this year to advance her research and provide cutting-edge student research experiences and training in computational biology. Horch, her neurobiology students, and our Core bioinformaticians, with the support of Bowdoin’s high-performance computer cluster (HPC), took on the ambitious project of creating the largest […]

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Novel research on prophage at UMaine

Results from research conducted in the lab of INBRE project leader Dr. Sally Molloy provide evidence that prophage (integrated viral genomes) alter expression of important mycobacterial intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes, as reported in the journal BMC Microbiology: Increased whiB7 expression and antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium chelonae carrying two prophages. Authors include a graduate student at UMaine’s GSBSE and […]

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