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The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. Please enjoy a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about BMBB.

Harmful Turned Harmless

Mikael Elias and colleagues engineer an enzyme that rapidly neutralizes the toxicity of common pesticides and herbicides.

Mikael Elias in his lab

Michael Elias in his lab in St. Paul.

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair

Students are invited to meet Bomedical Sciences Graduate Schools & Program representatives from through a live virtual fair on October 3.

More information on registration and participating organizations can be found here

Fatty acid metabolism in breast and prostate cancer – more than de novo lipogenesis

The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics invites you to attend a seminar with Dr. Andrew Hoy from the University of Sydney Physiology, School of Medical Sciences Sydney, Australia on Friday, July 28, 2017. Dr. Hoy will present on fatty acid metabolism in breast and prostate cancer – more than de novo lipogenesis. Disability accommodations will be provided upon request. Please call the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, Minneapolis. 612-625-6100.

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New Biacore S200 SPR Resource Available on Campus

The Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development has a new Biacore S200 machine. The ITDD conducts SPR studies for projects funded by collaborating PIs or will train new users to operate the BiacoreS200. 

Dr. Carolyn Kinglsey will conduct new user training. 

2017 Bollum Symposium

Bollum Symposium

19th Annual Bollum Symposium | Versatile Functions of RNA in Biology and Disease

1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mayo Auditorium, Minneapolis Campus

No Registration Necessary

Sponsored by: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, The Frederick James Bollum Endowed Research Fund for Biochemistry

Worth Their Teaching Weight in Gold

CBS Student Board honors faculty making big impacts in undergraduate research and education.

The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are: