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Attracting Students from Around the Globe

Course offers extensive laboratory training The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Applications of Organoid Technology course, held in May for the second consecutive year, is the only course in the world offering extensive laboratory training in making organoids. “Our course is called ‘Applications of Organoid Technology’ for a reason,” said course director Hugo de Jonge, Ph.D., a…

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Alumni Spotlight: A Conversation with Rose

Earlier this year Rose Besen-McNally graduated from College of the Atlantic with a degree in human ecology. During her freshman year, Rose applied for a student research fellowship at the MDI Biological Laboratory through the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE).  Although Rose had not previously considered a career in research, after spending just a…

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Saving Sea Turtles Through Community Litter Cleanups

This guest post by Christi Hughes, a conservation and research specialist at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, discusses how an online citizen science app developed by the MDI Biological Laboratory to crowdsource meaningful, actionable environmental data is facilitating the clean-up of plastic trash that threatens the lives of sea turtles.

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REGEN2017 Students Share Their Thoughts

The  MDI Biological Laboratory’s recent signature course in comparative regenerative biology, REGEN2017, attracted senior graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty from around the world. Here, some of the students talk about what the experience meant to them. Pictured above: Susannah Kassmer, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow, University of California-Santa Barbara.    ‘I want to help people who…

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Big Data: Computational Biology Opens a New Window on the World’s Challenges for Colby Scientists

In this excerpt from an article in Colby Magazine by Kate Carlisle, genomics expert Andrea R. Tilden, Ph.D., The J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology at Colby and a visiting scientist in bioinformatics at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses the evolution of the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology.

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Students Share Observations on Their Summer Research Fellowships

Forty-one high school and undergraduate students participated in summer research fellowships at the MDI Biological Laboratory this summer. Here, three summer research fellows share their observations on what the experience has meant to them.

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‘Bridging Disciplines’ Video

Isaiah Mansour, Sam Landry and other science and engineering undergraduates explore approaches to biomedical research using concepts and tools that promote collaboration across disciplines in the “Bridging Disciplines: Navigating Successful 21st Century Careers in Biomedical Science” course.

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Engaging Life Science Innovators and Entrepreneurs

This excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory’s biannual news magazine, “Breaking Through,” describes the role of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s new Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation in promoting a thriving science and technology sector in Maine.

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Art Meets Science – A Writer’s Perspective

In anticipation of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2017 Art Meets Science exhibition, communications intern Shlomit Auciello shares her perspectives on the value to scientists of collaborating with artists.

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