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$18.4 Million Awarded to MDI Biological Laboratory for Statewide Biomedical Research and Workforce Training
June 19, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received an $18.4 million grant to strengthen biomedical research and hands-on workforce training in Maine. The five-year award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health, ensures the continuation of the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), a collaborative network of 13 Maine research institutions, universities, and colleges led by the MDI Biological Laboratory.
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MDI lab gets $18M grant for biomedical research, workforce training
June 19, 2014 | In The News

Shortly after hearing it may benefit from a $3 million bond proposal signed by Gov. Paul LePage in late April and to be voted on this November, the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor said it has received an $18.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.The five year grant will be used to strengthen biomedical research and hands-on workforce training in Maine, according to MDIBL, which in a statement said the money assures that the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, known as INBRE, will continue. INBRE is a collaborative network of 13 Maine research institutions, universities and colleges led by the MDIBL.
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Habib Dagher A New Approach to Wind Power at the June 23 Science Café
June 12, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Habib Dagher, Ph.D., will discuss the latest, Maine-made designs for generating wind power at an MDI Science Café at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 23.
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Workshop for Bio-entrepreneurship: Transforming Discoveries into Cures
June 10, 2014 | Press Release

The MDI Biological Laboratory is launching a new five-day workshop from June 16 to 20 to give students and scientists an understanding of entrepreneurship and the role they can play in bringing new, life-saving drugs and devices to market. Undergraduate interns and faculty members will gain a working knowledge of the process by which biomedical problems are identified and moved through the research stage to the development of a new medical product.
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Kayak and Collect with Scientists in BioTrails Project
June 9, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – The BioTrails project at the MDI Biological Laboratory is offering an opportunity for local residents and visitors to participate in scientific research and kayak on Frenchman Bay on Tuesday, June 17, with an initial meeting on Monday, June 16.
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Education for Our Hi-Tech Lives at the Next Science Café
April 25, 2014 | Press Release

Tom Keller, Ph.D., and Jerry Pieh, Ph.D., champions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education across Maine, will lead an MDI Science Café titled, "Who needs STEM? And How do I use this iPhone Anyway?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
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eelgrass Stonington Project to Engage Youth as 'Citizen Scientists'
April 17, 2014 | In The News

Island students aged 10 to 18 are invited to attend a free April 23 workshop in Stonington to learn how to map local eelgrass beds.
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Rafael Grossmann, M.D. Improving Healthcare with Hi-Tech Connectivity at the MDI Science Café
February 28, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Rafael Grossmann, M.D., a general and trauma surgeon at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, will talk about the power of new technology to improve connections between medical providers and patients, especially in a rural state like Maine, at the Science Café to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
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Voot Yin and Kevin Strange "MDI Lab Helping to Shape Bio Industry"
February 20, 2014 | In The News

Maine Biz, the state's leading business journal, last fall profiled 10 people who it said are "shaping the future of Maine's economy."
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Boats in Frenchman Bay Science Cafés Begin with the Future of Frenchman Bay
January 24, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Jane Disney, Ph.D., and Charles Wray, Ph.D., scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, will address the question “Is there a sustainable future for Frenchman Bay?” at the first of the winter series of science cafés sponsored by the MDI Bio Lab. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 (rescheduled from Feb. 5) at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
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