The Mednansky Institute is a non-profit tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in the state of California on March 26, 2004. The Institute is supported by grants and donations from the private sector as well as government grants. Consequently the results of the publicly supported work belong to the public without encumbrance.
The Mednansky Institute was created to pursue biological research in microbiology with an emphasis on bacteriology. Its preferred mode of research is basic (also known as fundamental or pure). The Institute is founded on the work and knowledge of Chief Science Officer, Dr. Martine Crasnier-Mednansky, therefore research is presently centered on her field of expertise, that is regulation of Escherichia coli adenylate cyclase, and follows interrelated topics particularly in relation to the physiological role of cyclic AMP in diverse bacteria.
Research is conducted by considering various appropriate manners of pursuit such as laboratory and field experiments, theoretical studies involving computational analysis and modeling, and collaborative work for sharing multidisciplinary data.
Consequences of research have direct and indirect benefit for mankind. For example, if mechanisms underlying certain regulatory processes in bacteria are understood, a cascade of new knowledge and ways of thinking will emerge. The aforesaid will better allow researchers in other disciplines to find answers in their specific fields. In other instances results of research help build upon a global biological foundation of knowledge that in turn helps pave the way for other researchers to build upon and use.
The Mednansky Institute is diversified in its pursuit of scientific discovery and to this end collaboration with other institutes, universities and individual scientists is firmly encouraged. Concomitantly the institute is committed to seek, when appropriate, scientific interactions with applied industry and all levels of government and community. To community and local governmental entities the institute provides the opportunity for direct interaction to help solve their needs that are within the Institute's competence, for example marine or terrestrial environmental issues.
A significant aspect of the Mednansky Institute is the mentor program. This program gives university students, doctoral and post-doctoral, and in special cases high school students, the opportunity to study and work in a cutting edge research environment under a mentor. Besides witnessing all aspects of research these individuals partake in observing and participating in discussion groups. Therein they apprehend how ideas come to life and the ensuing thinking to pursue those ideas. They are guided under the direct tutelage of a specific mentor thus creating a learning environment free from contradicting and distracting direction.
As the Mednansky Institute evolves it will become multifaceted in its approach to uncovering new knowledge. To this end the Institute will instigate the development of a scientific consortium. The consortium will provide an economically viable opportunity for fledgling start up businesses and individuals to become established. The consortium will house a collection of independent individuals and small companies assembled and allied under one roof with the unifying purpose of pursuing scientific knowledge in microbiology. These entities will share the cost, and use, of individually cost prohibitive equipment. They will have the opportunity to gather together in an open forum for the sake of social interaction as well as structured scientific discussions for mutual benefit.
Such a consortium will give opportunity for those who would otherwise have been discouraged from independence. That such independence will give a higher degree of freedom for thought, creativity and action.
Should you have specific questions regarding the mission, purpose and modes
of investigation of the Mednansky Institute, or if interested in becoming part
of the scientific consortium, please contact Chairman and CEO David Mednansky
by email: david [at] minst [dot] org.