MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: Biotechnology

A Busy First Year at MDI Bioscience, Capped by Support from Capitol Hill

It’s been almost a year since MDIBL announced the formation of MDI Bioscience, a new Laboratory initiative focused on using non-mammalian models for human health, such as zebrafish and C. elegans roundworms, in early-stage drug discovery and development.

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UNE, MDIBL Team up for Drinking Water Initiative

Collaboration with “Legacy Scholars” builds on the Laboratory’s “All About Arsenic” citizen science initiative

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Excited about light

Think back to the last time you peered through a microscope. Was it in your high school biology class? 

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Will CRISPR/Cas9 be the Catalyst that Revolutionizes Human Health?

At the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), the importance of answering that question has put scientists on the front lines of research. 

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MDIBL Welcomes Future Biotech Leaders to Campus

During the weekend of April 8-10, 2022, nine students from The Roux Institute will be on campus at the MDI Biological Laboratory as part of their semester long course, "Biotechnology Applications Laboratory.”

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Take a Closer Look: Microscopy at MDIBL

While scientific images are often stunning from an artistic point of view, for the scientists, the beauty of the image is most often contained in the answers it can give them. Frédéric Bonnet,Ph.D., manager of MDI Biological Laboratory’s Light Microscopy Facility (LMF) strives to make sure that users have up-to-date training to make sure they can obtain information that is beneficial to their research. 

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Shaping Maine’s Scientific Future

Earlier this month, MDI Biological Laboratory’s President, Dr. Hermann Haller, addressed those attending Eggs & Issues, the Portland (Maine) Chamber of Commerce’s premier breakfast event. As guest speaker, Dr Haller reflected on shaping the scientific future of our beautiful state, and the hard work that MDIBL is engaging in to create world-class education and training opportunities...

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Visiting Scientist Brett Keiper, Ph.D.: Taking the Time for Creative Inspiration

This is the second in a series of posts describing how collaborations between MDI Biological Laboratory faculty members and visiting scientists are advancing scientific progress.

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The Beauty of Science

Science is a complex and ever-evolving field. Advances in microscopy in recent years now allows scientists to capture the beauty of nature at the most minute levels.

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