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 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Additional invited speakers included faculty members from Bates College, Colby College, the University of Maine, the Jackson Laboratory, and the University of New England.

Highlights included:

  • Panel discussion – Data Science & the Future of the Maine Scientific Workforce – with faculty panelists from Bates, Colby, and College of the Atlantic and moderation by Bioinformatics Core Co-Directors Joel Graber and Ben King
  • Career Expo
  • Faculty-Focused Skills Session – Teaching Bioinformatics
  • Student-Focused Open “Office-Hour” Discussions with Microscopy and Bioinformatics Cores
  • Poster presentations on research findings
  • Research Flash Talks from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty researchers

Find all the details about the 2023 MBMSS event here.

Read a feature article about the 50-year history of the MBMSS here.