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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. Detailed information can be found here and in the T32 Flyer.

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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Monday, November 16, 2015
Communicating Science to Non-Scientists
Jean-luc Doumont, Principiae
Anderson Hall 117
5:30pm (dinner will be served following talk)
This event is co-sponsored by the IBB.