International Freezer Challenge 2024
Jan 1 – Jun 30 all-day
International Freezer Challenge 2024

Ultra-low temperature freezers consume as much electricity annually as a typical single-family home. Hopkins laboratories can lower their lab’s carbon footprint and challenge your cold storage practices by taking part in the Freezer Challenge. Supported by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and My Green Lab, this challenge is designed to promote best practices in cold storage management for laboratories around the world.

Johns Hopkins operates over 1,500 Ultra-low temperature freezers and even more refrigerators, standard freezers, and cold rooms that utilize millions of kWh per year. The annual challenge encourages labs to implement best practices related to cold storage maintenance, from temperature tuning (-70C is the new -80C) to removing ice buildup, that all contribute to making freezer more energy efficient.

The challenge runs through January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024. To learn more about our other Green Labs initiatives at Johns Hopkins, please visit the Office of Sustainability website or email sustainability@jhu.edu. You can learn more about past Freezer Challenges at Johns Hopkins.

BARCS Animal Shelter Donation Drive @ INBT Business Office
Jun 20 – Jul 23 all-day
BARCS Animal Shelter Donation Drive @ INBT Business Office

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology is accepting donations for BARCS, a non-profit, 501(c)3 non-profilt animal shelter and pet adoption center.

BARCS is an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to 11,000-12,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement

Below are some items in need. To see the full wish list go to their website. Drop off donations in the INBT business office, Shaffer Hall 103.

Toys & Enrichment
Scratch boxes for cats
Feather wands
Chuck-it balls

Veterinary Care
Latex and non-latex gloves
Triple antibiotic ointment
Digital thermometers

Kennel care
Stainless steel no-flip bowls
Baby wipes
Cat brushes
Kitten nursing bottles

Food & Treats
Dog/puppy food: dry and wet (unopened)
Cat/kitten food: dry and wet (unopened)
Bully sticks
Smooth peanut butter
Full Moon brand dog treats (Training Size)

Cleaning Supplies
Paper towels
Dawn dish detergent
Lint rollers
Plastic watering cans


Frameshift Technology Training & Case Competition @ Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

Frameshift is an academic initiative that combines an entrepreneurial spirit and translational growth environment to develop new therapies rapidly using immunoengineering technologies. This initiative showcases innovative biological advances at the intersection of immunology, engineering, and medicine.

This in-person three-day event that will teach trainees about Johns Hopkins Translational Immunoengineering technologies and potential applications, provide hands-on experience with relevant techniques, and develop new ideas about the application of these technologies in a team-based, hackathon-style competition. The workshop will be split into two portions. The first is seminars and hands-on lab demonstrations where participants will experience how to synthesize and use core TR&D platforms. The second is an entrepreneurial showcase where participants create and pitch a novel immunoengineering solution using a combination of the TR&D technologies.

Target Audience
Postdoctoral scholars and candidates pursuing research-intensive and clinically focused advanced degrees, including but not limited to those in Ph.D., M.D., and PharmD granting programs.

Event: July 22 – 24, 2024
Registration deadline: June 30, 2024

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
REU Student Presentations @ Shriver Clipper Room and Zoom

Every summer the INBT welcomes undergraduate students to the Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students spend 9-10 weeks with INBT faculty and mentors heavily engaged in research projects ranging from developing cancer therapies and diagnostic tools to using regenerative engineering to heal the body. They also participate in professional development training, networking activities, and explore Baltimore and other surrounding cities. We welcome you to join us to see presentations by our 2024 summer students as they showcase their research projects.

This event is hybrid and space is limited in the Shriver Clipper Room. If space is unavailable please join by Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 921 2790 1049