Open FOA: Funding Available for Research / Pilot Projects in Maine

The Maine INBRE currently invites applications for three types of project awards: Research Projects; stand-alone Pilot Projects; and Collaborative Pilot Projects. Investigator and institutional eligibility, duration, and scope for each of the three types of awards are described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Funding decisions will be based on the scientific merit of the […]

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Dr. Timothy Breton Awarded $551,000 NSF Grant

Former Maine INBRE project leader Dr. Timothy Breton (University of Maine at Farmington) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support studies that are a continuation of his INBRE-funded research. The $551,559  project is jointly funded by the Physiological Mechanisms and Biomechanics Program of BIO-Integrative Organismal Systems and the Established Program to […]

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Former Colby INBRE Student Authors Paper in Scientific Reports Journal

Colby College graduate Laura Drepanos (B.A., 2023, Computational Biology) is the first author of a paper recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, describing findings from her undergraduate research. The article, Loss of Krüppel-like factor 9 deregulates both physiological gene expression and development, presents research related to the function of a biomedically important, stress responsive […]

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Summer Symposium Features Research from Undergraduate Fellows

  University of Maine-Farmington student William Harriman, who was mentored by by Dr. Geoffrey Ganter at the University of New England, presents his research findings at the Student Summer Symposium earlier this month. The annual Student Summer Symposium was hosted at MDI Biological Laboratory on Friday, August 4th and featured the research findings of undergraduate […]

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Former INBRE Fellow Nishad Jayasundara Awarded a Named Chair at Duke

Former INBRE fellow and College of the Atlantic grad Nishad Jayasundara has been named the Juli Plant Grainger Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health at Duke University, where his research focuses on exploring the adverse ecological and human health impacts of chemical pollution and climate change. Nishad Jayasundara in 2006 as a then recent graduate of […]

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INBRE Course Sparks Interest in Biotech Tools

Freeport resident Samuel Broadbent’s first exposure to the advanced gene-editing technology called “CRISPR” came during an INBRE short course for College of the Atlantic undergraduates. That fired an ongoing interest in the science of developmental biology. “I find development to be particularly fascinating, how we go from a single cell to an entire organism,” he […]

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Bioinformatics T3: Train the Trainer Course

To meet the needs of a greater emphasis on Data Science in biotech research, the MDI Biological Lab is offering an NIGMS-supported an updated bioinformatics training course for undergraduate faculty in June 2023. Dr. Kelley Thomas, the Bioinformatics Core Director of the New Hampshire INBRE, is the course director. The goal of the course is […]

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Maine Biological and Medicine Sciences Symposium (MBMSS) Turns 50!

This April marked the 50th anniversary of the Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS), a unique state-wide scientific meeting founded with the intent of bringing together a diverse array of science and scientists from around Maine. This year’s keynote speaker was R. Craig Albertson, Ph.D., Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Biology […]

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University of Maine Receives COBRE award

The University of Maine has received a $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support interdisciplinary biomedical research. The COBRE will focus on research about the mechanisms that regulate cellular behavior in response to cues from outside the cells, from the impact of persistent viral infections […]

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