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Mississippi INBRE Announces $21 Million NIH Grant Renewal

2023-09-07T14:42:32-05:00September 7th, 2023|

Dr. Alex Flynt, far left, discusses the renewal of a more than $21 million NIH grant that supports the Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (MS INBRE). Joining him for the announcement about the grant renewal were Dr. Jake Schaefer, director of the School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences (BEES); Dr. Chris Winstead, [...]

Mississippi INBRE Co-Hosts 2nd Annual Mississippi IDeA/EPSCoR Conference 2023

2023-08-11T16:40:57-05:00August 2nd, 2023|

The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Mississippi INBRE) co-hosted the 2ndannual Mississippi IDeA/EPSCoR Conference 2023 (MIEC23) in conjunction with the Mississippi Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Mississippi EPSCoR) on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The meeting was a successful sequel [...]

Community Engagement and Training Core Co-Director Presents at Puerto Rico INBRE

2023-04-20T15:18:02-05:00April 20th, 2023|

Mississippi INBRE (MS-INBRE) Community Engagement and Training Core (CETC) Co-Director Dr. Jennifer Lemacks presented at the 2023 Puerto Rico INBRE (PR-INBRE) Annual Retreat, held on March 19, 2023, to discuss CETC operations to strengthen community-engaged health disparities research in Mississippi. Her presentation, titled “Multi-Stakeholder Engagement to Support Health Disparities Research in Mississippi,” demonstrated the unique [...]

Catalysis – Enzyme Active Site

2023-03-20T13:21:40-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Enzyme kinetics is a challenging concept for students to visualize. Substrate binding to the active site of an enzyme involves multiple weak interactions between the R-groups of the amino acids and the substrate. These weak interactions increase the binding energy, lower the energy of activation, and prevents side reactions. The mechanism used by enzymes to [...]

Statistics for Epidemiology

2023-03-21T13:33:44-05:00March 13th, 2023|

In this twelve-part series, students will use an assortment of statistical tools and methods to analyze data from public databases or their own data from other projects. Each lesson is one hour long so that students can either complete one each week for a semester or multiple in a single day if preferred. The lessons [...]

Machine-Learning in Biomedical Sciences

2023-08-16T13:47:58-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Students will learn popular AI/Machine Learning (ML) methods and data science skills through hands-on projects using open-source analytical tools and pre-processed real-world public datasets. There are three single-session classroom activities, which can be used standalone or as a series. These activities are designed in three levels. Activity levels 1 and 2 focus on the most [...]

Intro to R

2023-03-20T13:20:35-05:00March 13th, 2023|

R is one of the most commonly used programming languages in the biological sciences. In this module, students will use the ggplot package with R studio to visualize biological data with no past coding experience needed. Learning Objectives Students will download R Studio and the ggplot package on a local computer. Students will learn to [...]

Computation of Omics Data

2023-03-21T13:34:40-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Magnolia supercomputer powers research at University of Southern Mississippi - high-performance computing news analysis. insideHPC. (2017, September 1). https://insidehpc.com/2017/09/magnolia-supercomputer-powers-research-university-southern-mississippi/ ‘Omics (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, etc.) are among the fastest changing sciences and are increasingly important to virtually every discipline in biology. Understanding what ‘omics data is and how it is used is becoming necessary for a [...]


2023-09-15T11:25:54-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Bactograph Optogenetics uses light sensitive proteins to modify expression and behavior of cells by exposing the cells to light within a specific wavelength. Using this technique, students will create photographs with light sensitive bacteria that will produce pigments in response to light! This module uses the Bactograph kit from bactograph.org.  An exciting and memorable STEAM [...]

Bacterial Art

2023-09-15T11:24:12-05:00March 13th, 2023|

  Bacterial Art Students will use genetically engineered bacteria producing fluorescent pigments to create art on agar plates. Painting with bacteria requires the strict use of aseptic techniques, understanding of bacterial growth rates and conditions that influence bacterial growth. This module uses Agar Art: Creating Masterpieces with Microbes Edvo-Kit #228 from the American Society for Microbiology. [...]

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