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Microscopy in Focus for Maine INBRE Students

Students and young science faculty from all around Maine converged on MDI Bio Lab’s campus for an intensive 10-day course on the use of the most modern microscopy of the day.

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Is Bioscience Rising in Maine?

There’s an emerging sense around Maine that the state’s biomedical research and development community is raising its profile in the world of bioscience. And whether or not Maine is ready to take on life-science heavyweights like Massachusetts or Maryland, the sector is growing significantly, while new collaborations among institutions – including MDIBL – are raising...

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As Popular As Ever: MBMSS 2022

Researchers from across the state of Maine descended on MDI Biological Laboratory the last weekend in April for the 49th annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS).

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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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Cloud Computing 101

Joel Graber, Ph.D., is a Senior Staff Scientist and Director of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Core, funded by a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence award from the National Institutes of Health 

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Courses Already in Full Swing for 2022

Somehow February is already here and we’re proud to say that we’ve already successfully hosted three primarily in-person short courses for Maine INBRE undergraduate students. The year got underway with the University of Maine Honor’s College course “Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease,” which featured faculty from the University of Maine, Dartmouth College, and MDI Biological...

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Visiting Scientist Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D.: Solving the Riddle of the Mysterious Kidney Ailment Plaguing Farmers Around the World

This is the third 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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Another Successful Summer at MDIBL

Walking through the MDI Biological Laboratory courtyard on a sultry August afternoon, you couldn’t help but be inspired by the depth and breadth of research from our 2021 student fellows. 45 undergraduate and high school students from institutions across the country, working with mentors at MDIBL and other INBRE institutions around Maine, spent 10 weeks...

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Chalk Talks Still Going Strong

For over a century, MDI Biological Laboratory has hosted short research visits and sabbaticals for academic and industry scientists. Throughout the summer and fall, our Visiting Scientist program continues to flourish as we welcome a series of researchers whose work dovetails with our own faculty’s. For many of us, no better moment captured the magic of MDIBL’s collaborations than our long running tradition of the popular summer Chalk Talk series.

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