September 19, 2019

MDI biological lab schedules open house

SALISBURY COVE – The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory will hold an open house to celebrate the laboratory’s newly renovated lower campus from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3.

The event will include a tour of the new 900-square-foot bioinformatics wing, designed to house the nation’s first comparative toxicogenomics database funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This database is designed to provide scientists with important genetic information on the effect of environmental pollutants on human disease. Attendees also will have an opportunity to see the laboratory’s new administrative offices, as well as three renovated research laboratories.

The laboratory, founded in 1898, is one of the leading marine research institutions in the world. The nonprofit, independent laboratory has a threefold mission: to promote research and education in the biology of marine organisms; to foster understanding and preservation of the environment; and to advance human health.

Refreshments will be served. RSVPs can be called in to 288-3147 or e-mailed to

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