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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.

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. 

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:

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New approach yields promising strategy for breaking down drugs in wastewater.

Kelly Aukema

We’re a medicated society — and because many pharmaceuticals can pass through our bodies without being degraded, we have medicated wastewater as well. Scientists have found scores of different drugs in water flowing into wastewater treatment plants.