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The mission of the Institute is to promote cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing the biological, chemical, and engineering disciplines. The Institute represents a unique educational environment in which to prepare students to meet the complex scientific, technological, and ethical challenges we face in the twenty-first century.


Rice, MD Anderson win $1.8M for nanotech, cancer training

IBB will administer this new training grant entitled Interdisciplinary Translational Pre/Posdoctoral Program in Cancer Nanotechnology. Funded by the NIH NCI, this T32 Program partners Rice with U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

News and Media

Call for Nominations: IBB Graduate Student Travel Awards

We are currently seeking nominations for outstanding graduate students for Edgar O'Rear and Mary F.D. Morse Travel Grants. »

Call for Nominations: BRC Collaborative Prizes for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

These prizes include the Shared Prize and the Translational Prize. »

BioVentures Course - Spring 2016

IBB and the Rice BIOE & UTMB Departments will again be facilitating a BioVentures Course for Spring 2016. »

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for faculty, postdocs and students. »

Become an IBB Sponsor

Funding IBB would launch new initiatives that create exciting interdisciplinary groups at the forefront of biosciences and bioengineering. »

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Department Highlights

2015 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards2015 IBB Hamill Innovations Awards
Now in its tenth year, the IBB is pleased to announce the recipients of their Hamill Innovations Awards. »

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
IBB hosted the Rice Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium on July 31, 2015. »

Girls STEM InitiativeGirls STEM Initiative
An extensive preparatory program designed to immerse economically disadvantaged high school girls in biomedical research. »

2015 Internship and Opportunities Fair2015 Internship and Opportunities Fair
Another record-breaking internship fair was held January 14, 2015. »

Beckman Scholars ProgramBeckman Scholars Program
IBB welcomes the 2014 recipients of the Beckman Scholars Program, Steven Martinez and Dante Zakhidov. »

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
IBB Faculty Discussion Forum
BRC 1st Floor Event/Exhibition Hall
See flyer.