Chemistry Centers & Institutes
Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and student researchers are involved with many centers, institutes and special programs at Ohio University.
The Edison Biotechnology Institute is a research institute of Ohio University. Its rich interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial environment fosters basic discovery research, the development of new technology -- and the transfer of that technology to the private sector to create companies, jobs and investment in Ohio.
Ohio University offers interdisciplinary graduate study in molecular and cell biology through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular & Cellular Biology. The departments of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Environmental & Plant Biology contribute dynamic faculty and access to world-class research facilities to provide students with the broadest scientific educational opportunities.
Ohio University's NQPI has strong efforts in a variety of areas of nanoscience, with many ongoing and developing cross-campus collaborations. Some of the efforts are toward "soft" nanoscience, and in 2004 the BNNT (Biomimetic Nanoscience & NanoTechnology) effort began at Ohio University. Still, an even larger sector of NQPI is the area of "hard" nanoscience, which is loosely the science of nanomaterials which are non-bio-related.
The institute fosters research collaborations that cross disciplinary boundaries, provides a venue for informal discussions and interactions that are the foundation for a truly interdisciplinary perspective, and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary graduate training and undergraduate education in this increasingly important new field.