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BTI in the news


BioTechnology Institute and Takeda Pharmaceutical Training Partnership

BTI, CBS and Takeda Pharmaceutical have entered into an advanced workforce training partnership. We recently received a grant awarded by the State of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) Board to kick start their training efforts. Get the story at UMN News and Events.
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Daniel Bond Named Fellow by American Academy of Microbiology

Congratulations to Daniel Bond for being named a 2019 Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and contributions to the field of microbiology.
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Michael Smanski named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Congratulations to Michael Smanski who was was recently named a 2019-2021 McKnight Land-Grant Professor. The full list of the recipients is here.
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Dan Knights Awarded Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics Research Grant 

Dan Knights and his collaborator Purna Kashyap (Mayo Clinic) were awarded Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics Research Grant for a project entitled Targeting the Gut Microbiome to Prevent the Increasing Incidence of Obesity in Immigrant Populations. See all the winners. 
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Opportunities


MN Cup

Deadline: April 26

Minnesota Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership supporting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. Their annual competition that reaches emerging entrepreneurs from across the state and connects them with tools, resources and support to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. The competition and events are totally free, and we take no equity on the seed funding we give away ($500,000 in 2018.)
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BTI Shared Equipment Grant Proposals

Deadline: Wednesday May 1, 2019
The BioTechnology Institute is offering 3 or more, one time, shared equipment grants to be awarded to BTI faculty labs. The total dollar amount available for this in the program is $160,000 which will be divided among selected proposals. No single proposal shall be awarded more than $60,000. The proposed equipment must be accessible to everyone at all times, and shared among laboratories of BTI faculty.

Instructions 
2 page, maximum – 12 pt font (excluding attachments).
Responses should include:

Project Leader(s) (phone and e-mail)
Shared user names
Equipment name
Description/model number
Description of the intended use
Proposed location
Cost
Requested total funding amount

The approved equipment must be housed and maintained in a BTI lab and made accessible to all BTI users.

Please note that large equipment grants are also available via Grant-in-Aid of Research Awards funds through OVPR. BTI funds can be used as partial match for this program.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to Tom Douville and attached as a Word or PDF file.
Proposal will be reviewed by Tom Douville and Mike Sadowsky.

2019 MnDRIVE Environment and Industry Shared Equipment Grants

Deadline: May 1, 2019
MnDRIVE Industry and Environment is offering multiple, one time shared equipment grants to be awarded to MnDRIVE-related faculty labs. The total dollar amount available for this program is $500,000 which will be divided among selected proposals. No single proposal shall be awarded more than $300,000. The proposed equipment must be accessible to everyone at all times, and shared among laboratories of MnDRIVE-related faculty. Funded grants are a one-time investment and are not recurring.

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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 >>