News Releases

Dr. Scott Walsh's Research Featured in International Innovation

Dr. Scott Walsh, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, is featured in the August issue of International Innovation by Research Media Ltd. in London.  International Innovation is the leading resource for disseminating global communication to the wider scientific, technology and research communities. The August issue highlights Dr.

Harley King Recipient of 2011 Cosmos Scholars Grant and Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award

IBBR and MOCB graduate student Harley King, from the laboratory of Dr. Shunyuan Xiao (IBBR and the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture) has been selected as the recipient of two distinguished awards.

Nuss to Head New Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

New Institute to lead Maryland to national leadership in scientific and technological advances and economic development

  COLLEGE PARK, Md - The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Donald L. Nuss as the founding director of the new Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR).

Virus-Built Wearable Batteries Could Power Military

Batteries, built by viruses, could someday be sprayed onto military uniforms as wearable power sources.

Teams of researchers, one from MIT, one from the University of Maryland, have used two different viruses to create the cathode and anode for a lithium ion battery.

Mtech Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility to Expand to IBBR Shady Grove

The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) will double its facilities and staff, expand into Shady Grove, acquire new equipment, and create a pilot plant for biofuels in College Park through the support of a $200,000 Shared Resource Grant from the Maryland Biotechnology Center.

Identifying enzymes to explode superbugs

IBBR's Dr. Daniel Nelson teams up with researchers from Georgia Insititute of Technology to publish new research in IOP Publishing's Physical Biology.

New research yields pioneering methods to identify lytic enzymes for use in combatting superbugs in the wake of rising antibiotic resistance.


With the worrying rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA, scientists from a wide range of disciplines are teaming up to identify alternative therapies to keep them at bay.

Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada Yonath to speak at IBBR

Dr. Ada Yonath will present a seminar titled "The Ribosome: Its Tiny Enemies and Hints About Its Origin" at IBBR on Wednesday October 20th, 2010 at 10 AM. The seminar is open to the public and will be presented in the IBBR Shady Grove Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.

Closer Look at Cell Membrane Shows Cholesterol 'Keeping Order'

Cell membranes form the “skin” of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many experimental techniques. A team of scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of California, Irvine, recently developed a way to magnify them dramatically.
Their work has helped illuminate the important role of cholesterol within this boundary between the cell and the outside world.

Dr. Tridib Bhowmick selected to receive 2011 CRS Outstanding Consumer and Diversified Products Paper Award

IBBR post-doctoral fellow Dr.