The MDI Biological Laboratory will host a community meeting entitled “What’s in Your Drinking Water?” to educate the public about dangers of arsenic in their drinking water. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the laboratory’s Center for Science Entrepreneurship on its Bar Harbor campus.
Bruce A. Stanton, Ph.D., the director of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, will deliver a presentation entitled “What’s in Your Drinking Water?” at an MDI Science Café on Aug. 22, 2016.
“Earth’s Mass Extinctions, Past and Present” will be the subject of an MDI Science Café talk by Mike Coffin, a professor and marine geophysicist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.
Researchers at the Community Environmental Health Laboratory (CEHL) at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor are seeking the help of citizen scientists from around the state in gathering data about eelgrass and eelgrass disappearance. Such data is vital to improving knowledge about Maine’s eelgrass, focusing efforts to restore eelgrass and improving public awareness about eelgrass and its critical role in coasta…
Scientists have long known that many diseases have a strong genetic component, but they are only recently paying more attention to the role played by the relationship between genetics and the environment. The study of how genetic function is influenced by manmade environmental stress at a population level is the subject of an MDI Biological Laboratory course entitled “Environmental Genomics.”
A team of scientists that includes senior staff scientist Ben King and visiting faculty members at the MDI Biological Laboratory has identified the genes and regulatory networks that enable organisms to alter themselves physically in response to changes in their environment.