FALL 2017

Become a speaker at ME Bioscience Day 2017
We are now recruiting speakers for
ME Bioscience Day 2017, a statewide event that will take place on Wednesday, November 8. For the second year in a row, we are sending life science professionals and employees to middle schools to talk to students about their careers and do a hands on activity.  Learn how to participate
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BIOME 2017 Annual Conference: limited tickets available
If you are planning to attend BIOME 2017 Annual Conference on October 6th but haven't registered yet, we strongly encourage you to do so. Limited tickets are still available but they won't last long. Click  HERE for the agenda and speaker bios.

UMaine offers a fully online Master's degree in Bioinformatics

The University of Maine's Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering offers a fully online Professional Science Master's degree in Bioinformatics. The degree is an interdisciplinary collaboration across the fields of mathematics, computer and information science, and molecular and cell biology. Students entering the program are expected to come from a cell and molecular biology background and require more intensive training in math, computer and information science, or from the mathematics, computer or information sciences disciplines and need training in cell and molecular biology. Applications for fall 2018 are being accepted. Read more or visit UMaineOnline's table at the BIOME Annual Conference on October 6 to learn more.
Annual Conference JAX Panelist Dr Catherine Kaczorowski receives $5.4M grant for Alzheimer's research

A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and even brain changes associated with the disease, nevertheless manage to maintain their cognitive capabilities.
Dr Kaczorowski is one of the panelists at the BIOME 2017 Annual Conference on October 6. 
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BIOME 2017 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Mike Bonney becomes CEO of Kaleido Biosciences

Kaleido Biosciences, a clinical-stage biotechnology company in Bedford, Mass developing novel chemistries to unlock the power of the human microbiome, announced the appointment of biopharmaceutical veteran  Mike Bonney  as chief executive officer and board chair of Kaleido. The Company also announced the completion of an additional capital raise, for a total of  $65 million  in funds raised to date. 
BIOME moves to Portland waterfront

We are thrilled to announce that our new office is located at
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 204 
in the Marine Trade Center building on the Portland waterfront. 
Welcome New Members
We are glad to welcome the following companies to our BIOME Family:

Healing Harbors
Beam Therapeutics
William Palin
Quad Technologies
Macrolide Pharmaceuticals
Via Separations
Solid Biosciences

More Industry News 

Noteworthy Events

SEDCO Annual Meeting, October 3,  5:30-7:30, Details
Envirologix Plant Tour & Meeting by APICS, October 4, 5-7pm Details
MMCRI Open House, October 5, 3:00-6:30 Details