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IBBR Graduate Student Receives Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award

Please join the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (IBBR) in congratulating Tsega Solomon, a graduate student in Dr. John Orban’s laboratory, who has received the 2018-2019 Dr. Mabel S.

IBBR Solar Canopy Dedication - Part of a Larger Energy Savings Plan

On Wednesday, April 18, under a chilly but sunny sky, the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) welcomed honored guests to a dedication of its recently installed solar canopy.  Funded by a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration and completed in cooperation with the UMD Facilities Management Department of Engineering and Energy, WGL Systems, and SGC Power, the canopy is not only a renewable energy

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Surprise Visit by Prof. Changsheng Liu, VP, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)
Professor Changsheng Liu, Vice President of Shanghai’s East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), visiting the new Clark Hall. 

UMCP welcomed Prof. Changsheng Liu, Vice President of Shanghai’s East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), to campus on Monday, April 9.  Dr.

University of Maryland team hosts the nation’s Materials Genome Initiative Principal Investigators Meeting

A team of three professors, two from UMCP and one from UMB, were selected to host the nation’s Principal Investigators Meeting of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) on March

Targeting HIV: Moving closer to a potential cure

Tri-specific antibody targets and neutralizes 99.5% of HIV-1 virus strains

A team of researchers at IBBR, led by Dr. Yuxing Li, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, and Principal Investigator at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), Rockville, is showing how engineered multi-specific antibodies appear to be highly effective at preventing infection across a broad range of HIV-1 virus strains.

Dr. Gregory Payne and Team Nominated for the UMD Invention of the Year Award

The Division of Research has announced the nominees for the Invention of the Year Award.   For 2017, there were over 170 inventions disclosed and 52 patented, 46 technologies licensed, and the receipt of the largest investment in UMD history totaling $219.5 million from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. 

IBBR awarded DOE grant to investigate how to protect an emerging biofuel crop from disease
Poplar trees

UMD researchers work to defend poplar trees – a promising resource for renewable and sustainable energy – from leaf rust and other diseases

Expanding Partnership between University of Maryland and East China University of Science and Technology
UMD-ECUST Elevator Pitch competition hosted in Shanghai in January 2018.

The new year is off to a great start for the partnership between University of Maryland (UMD) and Shanghai’s East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST).  This partnership began five years ago when Prof.

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IBBR High School Intern Sarah Gao Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

Sarah Gao to Compete for Top Awards in Most Prestigious U.S. Science and Mathematics Competition for High School Seniors

Over $3M in Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Will Be Distributed in 2018

IBBR awarded NIH grant to investigate body’s T-cell mechanism of attack

New approaches hope to give researchers a glimpse into the cell’s “alert system” to fight tumors and viruses