Making “Lemonade”: Chance Observation Leads to Insight on Microbial Bloom Formation

By Jennifer Tsang A scientific discovery often starts with a chance observation made by open minds who realize its potential. This happens over and over again in the MBL’s Advanced Research Training courses. In 2014, students and faculty in the MBL’s Microbial Diversity course made such a serendipitous observation. A team followed up on it […]

On the Frontline of Climate Change

For more than 40 years, MBL scientists have been on the frontline of research on Cape Cod and worldwide to understand how ecosystems function, respond to stress, and recover—or not. With a deep understanding of Cape Cod ecosystems borne from decades of research, MBL scientists are best positioned to predict and mitigate the impacts of […]

The Winners of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest

The Marine Biological Laboratory is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest. We received dozens of stunning images of life science specimens and macro photos highlighting MBL research. Below are the 12 photos chosen by our judges. Photo winners are featured on the 2020 Marine Biological Laboratory calendar, now available online […]

The Good News: Wetlands Can Keep Up with Sea Level Rise to Offset Climate Change

By Stephanie M. McPherson WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Coastal wetlands provide stunning views and are hosts to  a vast biodiversity. But they provide another service to the warming Earth: they capture carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in their sediment at high rates. In the United States alone, coastal wetlands can offset the yearly […]

The Marine Biological Laboratory Announces 2019 Photo Contest

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest! The contest will recognize the finest images of life science specimens and macro photos of MBL research and/or research locations captured while participating in one of our research or educational programs. The contest is open to anyone with an […]

MBL Announces 2019 Friday Evening Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the Friday Evening Lecture schedule for the summer of 2019. The hour-long talks are geared for a diverse and engaged audience and appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike. The 2019 lineup of speakers will explore some of the most fascinating subjects in science today including climate change, […]

MBL Awards Whitman Center Fellowships to 27 Exceptional Investigators

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – A diverse group of 27 scientists from 24 universities and research institutes worldwide have been named 2019 Whitman Center Fellows by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). These fellowships enable exceptional scientists, including Early Career Fellows, to conduct independent research at the MBL and take advantage of its unique resources and highly […]

Applications Accepted for 2019 Advanced Research Training Courses

Each year, MBL courses attract a diverse population of over 500 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from more than 300 institutions and over 30 countries. Students are empowered to pursue science at the very highest levels and work directly with outstanding faculty from around the world, day after day, pursuing novel experiments that test new […]

MBL September Courses Launch UChicago Students into Research

By Stephanie McPherson For the second year running, a diverse group of University of Chicago undergraduates enjoyed three weeks of intensive study at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) while enrolled in the university’s MBL September Courses. These students experience full immersion in the research world of a field of science. With small lab teams and […]

MBL Accepting Applications for 2019 Whitman Center Fellowships

The Marine Biological Laboratory, a hub for research and education and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, convenes biologists from around the world each year to advance the mission of biological discovery. We are now accepting applications for Whitman Center Fellowships for 2019. Support is available for scientists to come to the Marine Biological […]