UMBI Realignment

The Research Centers previously aligned with the former University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI), are now aligned with other institutions within the University System of Maryland (USM).

Below is a brief summary of some of these newly created centers:

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) -

IMET is a joint USM research center at which the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES); and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) share facilities and resources.

Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) -

The IBBR is a research collaboration among the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Institute of Fluorescence (IOF) -

UMBC will have administrative responsibility for this former UMBI institute. Research is centered on the development of new leading-edge and existing fluorescence phenomena to resolve clinically, biologically and industrially important questions, such as technologies to facilitate early and rapid detection of bio-warfare agents. The institute is based at the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore.

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