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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 >
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 >
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We’re looking for beautiful, strange, and informative photos that showcase the research going on here at BTI.
This summer, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your artistic side with pictures from your research, and the chance to win a gift certificate for a happy hour with your lab. Friendly competition is encouraged!
Biotechnology, biofuels, synthetic ecology summer research fellowships for undergraduates at the Biotechnology Institute. more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
BTI Director Michael Sadowsky is leading an effort to document the Mississippi River in a new way.
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 >>