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Biocatalysis Initiative

Research Resources

BioTechnology Institute

The BioTechnology Institute is the central University of Minnesota vehicle for coordinated research in the biological, chemical, and engineering aspects of biotechnology. more >>

Biodale and other Biotechnology sites

Biodale is a consortium of University of Minnesota research service facilities that offer state-of-the-art instrumentation and user-friendly, walk-in service and training. Members of the business community, as well as the University community, are invited to use Biodale services and equipment. Each facility is staffed by specialized scientists and technicians.

  • AGAC - Advanced Genetic Analysis Center

  • Biotechnology Resource Center

  • High-Throughput Screening and Analysis Facility

  • Nano Fabrication Center

  • Mass Spectrometry Consortium for the Life Sciences

  • Supercomputing Institute - Computation Biology and Genomics
  • Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

    Members of the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute are faculty who are interested in the successful development and application of genomics and the resulting societal and environmental impact. more >>

    Center for Drug Design

    The Center for Drug Design (CDD) is a distinctive research facility in the Academic Health Center of the University of Minnesota. We are dedicated to using cutting edge technology to develop highly effective drugs. more >>

    Center for Metals in Biocatalysis

    The Center for Metals in Biocatalysis has been formed to foster interactions among the various groups at the University of Minnesota who are interested in metal ions and their roles in biocatalysis. more >>

    Chemical Biology Initiative

    The Chemical Biology Initiative (CBI) is designed to stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary biomedical/biotechnology research, technological development, and education at the cross roads of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering at the University of Minnesota. more >>

    University of Minnesota Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database

    Online database of microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways. more >>


    The University of Minnesota has state-of-the-art research resources that support the Biocatalysis Initiative. Listed at left are links to several.