The Maine Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) strengthens Maine’s capacity to conduct competitive biomedical research. It is a collaborative network of Maine educational and research institutions led by the MDI Biological Laboratory and sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Maine INBRE members also include Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, The Jackson Laboratory, Southern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, the Universities of Maine at Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, and Presque Isle, and the University of New England.
Maine INBRE focuses on the following three areas:
- Creating a technically skilled workforce in Maine through biomedical research training for undergraduates.
- Providing research support to young faculty to increase their competitiveness for federal (NIH) biomedical research grants.
- Improving the research infrastructure available to INBRE institutions through a collaborative network of core facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.