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Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)

IBBR is a joint research institute, located in Rockville, Maryland in the heart of the I-270 Technology corridor, formed by the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

IBBR exists to foster integrated, cross-disciplinary team approaches to scientific discovery, translational development and education, – and to the foster and expand the bioeconomy in the state of Maryland and across the country.  IBBR works towards these goals by: 

  • Leveraging the collective research strengths of the partnering institutions in medicine, biosciences, technology, quantitative sciences and engineering.
  • Creating innovative cross-functional collaborations that break down traditional silos and lead to pioneering research and development.
  • Working with a wide range of academic, government and industry partners to move ideas from promising theory to real-world applications.

Find out more on the IBBR website.

News and Updates


Monitoring Spectrometer Drift with Unsupervised Machine Learning

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Solid-state NMR spectroscopy (SSNMR) is a powerful technique to probe structural and dynamic properties of molecules at an atomic level. Modern SSNMR methods

Effects of Glycans and Hinge on Dynamics in the IgG1 Fc

Christina Bergonzo, J. Todd Hoopes, Zvi Kelman, David Travis Gallagher
The crystallizable fragment (Fc) domain of immunoglobulin subclass IgG1 antibodies is engineered for a wide variety of pharmaceutical applications. Two