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The University of Tokyo Exchange Program

This spring, the BioTechnology Institute (BTI) will establish a new research exchange program and partnership with the University of Tokyo, Japan’s oldest University and one of the world’s top research institutions. We sat down with BTI Director Michael Sadowsky to discuss the program and his recent trip to Japan. Read More > >

BTI in the news

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

A new study led by BTI's Dan Knights and researchers at Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the bacteria in people’s gut may predict their risk of life-threatening blood infections following high-dose chemotherapy. Read more >

Driven to Discover: Tim LaPara

It's one of the most pressing threats within modern medicine: the rise of antibiotic resistance. But the current scientific paradigm--to restrict antibiotic prescriptions and curtail antibiotic use in agriculture--doesn't fully address the problem, says Tim LaPara, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering. LaPara is proposing a novel solution. Read more >

Job Opportunities

Visit the BTI jobs page

Visit the Jobs Page for current Academic and Industry Positions in Biotech and related fields.

Postdoctoral Position – Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine University of Central Florida

Posted April 26, 2016

Postdoctoral Position – Zanne lab at George Washington University

Posted March 7, 2016

Environmental Microbiologist – Natural Resource Research Institute

Posted January 26, 2016

Postdoctoral position in plant-fungal symbiosis and evolution

Posted January 25, 2016

Post Doctoral Research Associate — Plant Sciences — South Dakota State University

Posted January 7, 2016

Environmental Microbiology Cluster Hire – University of New Hampshire

Posted November 17, 2015


Funding and
Advanced Study

Undergraduate Research Capstone Program

Deadline: January 20, 2016

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women

Deadline: February 1, 2016

BTI Undergraduate Fellows

Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for undergraduates at the Biotechnology Institute. more >>

Innovation Investment Program

The BioTechnology Institute (BTI), in partnership with the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), supports a program to encourage the development of technologies with significant commercial appeal. more >>

Biotechnology Training Program

Since 1990, the Biotechnology Training Program has provided gifted graduate students with cross-disciplinary courses, collaborative research, industrial and global interactions, ethics training, and specialized retreats and seminars in biotechnology. more >>

Graduate program in Microbial Engineering

The MicE degree meets the demand in biotechnology industries for employees with advanced training in a combination of microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, and chemical engineering. more >>

Course in advanced fermentation

MicE 5355 is offered through the BioTechnology Institute to both students and industry professionals and provides hands-on experience in fermentation as well as an opportunity for both students and professionals to connect and collaborate. more >>

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 >>