News Releases

IBBR Welcomes Dr. Saif Hasan

IBBR is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Saif Hasan.  Dr. Hasan joins us as an Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is a structural biologist who focuses on membrane proteins, and will use IBBR’s new cryo-EM facility to study complexes responsible for biological transport, disease, and virus assembly. His lab is currently located on the 4th floor of Building II.

University of Maryland iGEM team, co-advised by IBBR Fellow, Dr. Edward Eisenstein, brings home a gold medal for their innovative plastic waste bioremediation and degradation measurement project

It takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down in nature, but with the UMD “PETNET” team’s new technology, this time could potentially be cut to as little as 2 weeks.  The team also developed an efficient and economical system to measure degradation.