The Center for Bio-Inspired NanoMaterials [CBIN] at Montana State University is a multidisciplinary research and education center focused on utilizing and expanding our fundamental understanding of the formation and hierarchical construction of biological materials such as viruses, cells, and biominerals (bones, teeth, seashells etc.). One extension of this fundamental work is the use of biological macromolecular assemblies as templates for the construction of novel functional nano-materials. However, the goal of the Center is to study a wide range of materials, beyond those of biological origin, to achieve unique physical properties by design.
Support for CBIN comes from the Office of Naval Research, Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, SpeciGen Inc., and the National Science Foundation.
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New in the News
:: Hundreds of Montana kids see playful side of science during Science Saturdays. To read more, click here.
:: March 29 is Nano Days 2010 at MSU. Events are scheduled from 6pm - 8pm in the MSU Burns Technology Center Studio 1080 in the EPS Building. For more information, click here.
:: Science Saturday - April 10, 2010 - What is the science of music? We had a blast! For more information, click click here.
:: MSU team developing new ways to fight influenza - read about here.
:: Read about Trevor Douglas' trip to South Africa. Click here to read the report.
:: Journal of Virology cover features CBIN work on viruses. Read more.
:: Postdoc researcher heads to California and Iceland for prestigious summer schools.
:: CBIN graduate student receives $90,000 award.
:: Trevor Douglas receives Provost's Outreach Award for developing Science Saturdays.
:: Professor Trevor Douglas recognized as Letters and Science Distinguished Professor.
Find out more about these and other CBIN news and events.