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Montgomery County Public School students finish successful summer internships

Eight Montgomery County high school students recently completed summer internships at IBBR as part of the annual internship program. In collaboration with the Montgomery County Public School System (MCPS), IBBR offers a limited number of high school internships for highly motivated MCPS students as part of the MCPS DNA Resource Center (DRC) program. The internship program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to work with mentors and explore careers in the fields of science and information technology.

Environmental Health Perspectives Quotes IBBR/Vet-Med faculty, Dr. Daniel Nelson

In the current issue of the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives (121(2):  A48-A53 (2013)), contributing author Carol Potera reviews the emerging uses of bacteriophage as antibiotic alternatives. The article “Phage Renaissance: New Hope Against Antibiotic Resistance”, examines several applications for phage-directed approaches, including food safety, medical, and water treatment. In the article, IBBR/Vet-Med faculty, Dr. Daniel Nelson, a world-renowned researcher on phage lysins, describes the inherent properties of phage enzymes as a viable approach in several applications.

Dr. Zvi Kelman: Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Dr. Zvi Kelman (IBBR/NIST) has recently returned from Japan where he spent five weeks as an invited Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This program is designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite their foreign colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities. Dr. Kelman’s fellowship was also supported by NIST.

Dr. Zvi Kelman co-chairs Archaea Gordon Research Conference in Barga, Italy

Dr. Zvi Kelman (IBBR/NIST), along with Dr. Sonja-Verena Albers (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology), recently co-chaired the 2013 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) “Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism & Molecular Biology”.

Drs. John Orban and Philip Bryan Awarded RO1 Funding from NIH

Drs. John Orban (Professor at the University of Maryland Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Philip Bryan (Professor at IBBR and Department of Bioengineering) have recently been awarded RO1 funding from the National Institutes of Health to study how an amino acid sequences, the building blocks of proteins, fold into a 3D conformation.

Dr. David Vanderah Wins the NIST Colleagues’ Choice Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Vanderah (Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), recipient of the 2013 NIST Colleagues’ Choice Award.  This annual award is given in recognition of non-supervisory NIST employees who, in the eyes of their colleagues, have made significant contributions that broadly advance the NIST mission and strategic goals or broadly contribute to the overall health and effectiveness of NIST.  Dr.

Dr. William Bentley-ACS Fellow

Dr. William Bentley (BIOE and IBBR) was recently elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society. The full release can be found at http://www.bioe.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=7515.

2013 high school intern application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013

The deadline for submitting applications for IBBR 2013 high school intern positions is Friday, March 15, 2013. IBBR is supporting a limited number of internship positions as part of the Montgomery County Public School DNA Resource Center program. The internship program provides highly motivated students the opportunity to work with mentors and explore careers in the fields of science, information technology, and business administration.

Dr. Gregory Payne Honored with Guest Professorship at Wuhan University

Gregory Payne from the University of Maryland’s Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Fischell Department of Bioengineering was honored with a Guest Professorship through the School of Resource and Environmental Science at Wuhan University.  Wuhan University is ranked in the top 10 of universities in China and is located in the intellectually rich city of Wuhan which has the third highest concentration of universities in China. The Committee Chair Xiao-Rong Chen and Vice President Qing-Yun Du  presided over the ceremony on March 7, 2013 that recognized Dr.

Dr. Silvia Muro Wins Clark School's Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

Professor recognized for innovations in drug delivery systems.

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Silvia Muro (Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research and Fischell Department of Bioengineering), recipient of the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering's 2012 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award, given in recognition of exceptionally influential research.