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Services provided by the Institute include state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified research scientists. These are utilized by faculty and companies alike to scale up ideas from the discovery stage to a level permitting assessment of technological feasibility and potential for commercialization. Additional equipment and services are also available outside the Institute.

The University of Minnesota has a long tradition and world-class expertise in the science of biocatalysis, the use of biological catalysts and processes to transform plant material into useful products. Biocatalysis enables renewable resources, such as forests, grasslands, and the wheat and corn raised by farmers, to become the new raw materials for our production and energy needs. Modern collaborative approaches to the biological, chemical, engineering, and information sciences are making possible a broad-ranging understanding and utilization of biocatalysis, and the University has positioned itself as a hub of biocatalysis-related research with resources including laboratory facilities and online databases.

Advanced resources and facilities at various laboratories and research centers within the University provide genetic analysis services to promote genomics and proteomics research. Both equipment and professional staff are available to assist students and scientists.

See the links below for more information on available services.

Biodale and other Biotechnology sites

  • AGAC - Advanced Genetic Analysis Center

  • Biotechnology Resource Center

  • Nano Fabrication Center

  • Mass Spectrometry Consortium for the Life Sciences

  • Supercomputing Institute - Computation Biology and Genomics
  • Biocatalysis and Biodegradation sites

  • Biocatalysts and Biodegradation - A Web Course

  • Center for Metals in Biocatalysis

  • Center for Biodegradation Research and Informatics

  • UMN Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database

  • Predicting Biotransformations
  • Genomics sites

  • Actinomycete Resource Center

  • Advanced Genetic Analysis Center

  • Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute
  • Selected Departments at the University of Minnesota

  • Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

  • Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology Division

  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Department of Chemistry