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Landmark genetic interaction map reveals the networks of cellular life

A new study published in the journal Science, involving University of Minnesota researchers Chad Myers, looks at genes as a social network within the body, interacting in groups. The approach may change the way we understanding the genetic roots of disease.

BTI Members Recieve Grand Challenges Research Grants

The University of Minnesota’s Grand Challenges Research Grants were recently announced, and four teams including BTI faculty members were among this year’s recipients awmembers was well represented. They were Co-PI’s and team members on four separate exploratory grants. Read the full announcement

BTI Members Larry Wackett and Al Aksan recognized 

The University of Minnesota startup Minnepura Technologies Inc for which Larry Wackett and Al Aksan are technical advisors, was recently named among the 35 “Best University Startups 2016” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. Read the article on the INQUIRY blog here. Their research into make pool water reusable through bioremediation was highlighted on the Institute on the Environment website. Read the article here.

Job Listings

Assistant Professor- Microbial Chemical Ecologist

Posted May 17, 2017

Post Doctoral and Research Scientist

Posted February 15, 2017

Research Associate II

Posted February 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

BioReactor - Networking Event

April 24, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cargill Auditorium and Atrium
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

Sign up for BioReactor, BTI's networking event for biotechnology researchers and professionals. Graduate students and postdoctoral associates have the opportunity to showcase posters of their research in an informal environment with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres. If you would like to present your research, please email a brief description to Tom Douville by April 14, 2017. Register here.

M is for Microbe

We are asking BTI labs to grow the University of Minnesota "M" in fungi, bacteria, or algae.

One entry per lab.
Winning lab will get the glory, the bragging rights, and a $300 gift certificate for lunch.

Contest ends September 1, 2017.
Contest rules and more details here.

Funding and
Advanced Study

#CitSciDay 2017

Does your department/unit have a citizen science project?
Friday, April 14 is the kickoff of #CitSciDay 2017, which runs through May 20.

Send me details and links via email or tag @BellMuseum on Twitter—the Bell Museum would love to give as many signal boosts to UMN projects as we can.

2017-2018 MnDRIVE: Environment Industrial Partnership Bioremediation Seed Grants

MnDRIVE: Advancing Industry, Conserving Our Environment invites proposals for FY18 Industrial Partnership Bioremediation Seed Grants.
The goal of the seed grant program is to improve bioremediation strategies and industrial applications through the augmentation or alteration of microorganisms or microbial communities. Faculty research may include basic and applied components, though preference will be given to translational research using microorganisms in environmental cleanup. Only new projects will be considered and seed grant funds may not be used to support existing studies. Applications should emphasize relevance to Minnesota’s industry and environment.

Hear BTI Director talk about M3P


BTI Director Michael Sadowsky is leading an effort to document the Mississippi River in a new way.

Mysteries of the Soudan Mine

Unique microorganisms and geological structures exist in the depths of the old Soudan Iron Mine on Minnesota's Vermilion Range. WCCO television recently journeyed there with BTI researchers to explore traces of ancient life. more >>