Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

Research Leads To Genetic Disease Discovery

Jan 29, 2019

A new genetic disease has been identified with the help of an Indiana researcher.  DHPS Deficiency is caused by a mutation of an enzyme called DHPS.

Indiana-based global life sciences and research university executives are unveiling the first industry-led collaborative life sciences research institute in the country.

The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is a collaborative effort designed to discover, develop and deliver biosciences innovations.

The state legislature has allocated $25-million for the venture.

Another $25-million in private donations is being sought to pay a still-to-be-named CEO and other officials.

That leaves the project as much as $300-million short of its goal.