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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.

News and Media

BioVentures Course - Spring 2015

IBB and the Rice BIOE & UTMB Departments are facilitating a BioVentures Course for Spring 2015. »

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

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

2013 Undergrad Research Poster Symposium2013 Undergrad Research Poster Symposium
Summer undergraduate interns exhibited posters reflecting their research work at the 2013 poster symposium. »

New Girls BioScience Initiative Kicks OffNew Girls BioScience Initiative Kicks Off
An extensive preparatory program designed to immerse economically disadvantaged high school girls in biomedical research. »

2014 IBB Awards Recipients2014 IBB Awards Recipients
Thanks to support from the Hamill Foundation and the Tietze Fund, the IBB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 IBB Awards. »

2013 IBB Travel Grant & BRC Collaborative Prize Winners2013 IBB Travel Grant & BRC Collaborative Prize Winners
The 2013 IBB Travel Grant & BRC Collaborative Prize Winners were awarded on May 2014. »

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January 14, 2015
Undergraduate Summer Research and Opportunities Fair
4:30 - 5:30 PM, Grand Hall (RMC)
IBB co-sponsors this event with the Center for Civic Leadership