MnDRIVE seed grants allow researchers to explore new bioremediation solutions for challenges that impact agriculture, industry, and our waterways. Demonstration grant funding has expanded research to field scale projects, allowing faculty to test their discoveries under real world conditions. The MnDRIVE Symposium includes platform presentations, a poster session, and the opportunity to engage and network with colleagues.
MnDRIVE AT THE PETRI DISH Please join us following the MnDRIVE Symposium at the Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul for "A Tiny Take on Toxins," the April Addition of CBS's Petri Dish. Paige Novak and Mikael Elias are the panelists. Support MnDRIVE and don't miss out on Black Sheep pizza, trivia, and lively conversation about microbes beginning at 6:00 PM. Comp tickets available at z.umn.edu/petridish with discount code CBS.
1:00 -1:15 PM
Page Novak and Michael Sadowsky—Welcoming Remarks
Larry Wackett—Beyond Di-Urea: Ureide Biodegradation for Industry and the Environment
Satoshi Ishii—Identification and isolation of cold-adapted denitrifiers for bioremediation of nitrate in agricultural environments
Break and Poster Sessions
Steve Bowden—2D-TnSeq: high-throughput bacterial genetics
Carl Rosen—Optimizing bioreactors to reduce nitrate losses from tile drainage water
Schmitt-Dannert—Advanced biocomposite materials for bioremediation and biocatalysis