Science Lives Here

The DBI mission is to facilitate a biotechnology network of people and facilities to enhance existing academic and private-sector research, catalyze unique cross-disciplinary research and education initiatives, and to foster the entrepreneurship that creates high-quality jobs.

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World Class Facilities

DBI provides a network of state-of-the-art equipment for the UD community and the region. The 72,000 ft2 research facility is located in the Delaware Technology Park.

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Fostering Education

As we are committed to teaching the community about the innovations and discoveries of Delaware scientists, and promoting a better understanding of science and technology to the next generation, we've implemented an initiative called Science for all Delawareans (S4DE).

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Our biotechnology and bioscience community is a partnership among a number of academic, private, and public partners.

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Economic Development

Life science business development and growth is critical.

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  • Science & Research

    We work on life science applications to address problems in human health, agriculture, and energy and the environment.
  • Education & Outreach

    Our Science for All Delawareans STEM initiative organizes K-12 tours, Delaware BioGENEius Challenge, and teacher professional development.
  • Resources & Facilities

    We have a variety of shared equipment and provide access to specialized technologies to facilitate research by academics and companies.
  • Our Partners

    We work closely with colleagues from the state, academic, and for profit sectors in Delaware and in the region.

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A new study by University of Delaware researchers considers how adding silica-rich rice residue -- such as husks, straw and the ash of those materials -- to improve crop yields and decrease arsenic...

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Research in our lab focuses on post-transcriptional mechanisms that regulate the expression of genes in higher plants. In particular, we are interested in the fate of mRNA molecules because of...

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