New England Biophilia Institute (NEBI)
We’re Democratizing Advanced Plant Transformation and Breeding Techniques for Crop Improvement
What We Do
The New England Biophilia Institute, LLC (NEBI or the Biophilia Institute) produces innovative materials supporting science education at all levels, particularly those with a biophilia thematic orientation. It consults in all areas of agricultural biotechnology, CEA and innovative online science education. NEBI pursues related nonprofit activities.
Dr. Albert Kausch is a Full Professor at the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. He is also Director of the Kausch Lab which focusses on the genetic transformation and advanced breeding of cereal crops including corn, rice, sorghum, switchgrass and turfgrasses.
Education and Training at the Biophilia Institute
In addition to distributing innovative educational materials, the NEBI provides hands-on training in advanced plant transformation and breeding techniques. These intensive workshops include lectures, Q&A sessions and many, many hours of advanced work in our lab.
Agriculture, Biotechnology and University Partnerships
The New England Biophilia Institute partners with both established and startup agriculture and biotechnology companies. To discuss new opportunities in advanced plant transformation and breeding techniques please contact Dr. Albert Kausch.
Public Outreach via the Nonprofit NEBI Gallery
To increase interest in the “hard” sciences and raise awareness about the concept of Biophilia, the nonprofit NEBI Gallery in historic Westerly, Rhode Island was created. Exhibitions focus on the best of Science, Art and Nature. Learn more at NEBI Gallery.