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The BioTechnology Institute (BTI) provides advanced research, training, and university-industry interaction in biological process technology, a major area of biotechnology research. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about BTI.

The Mushroom Cure

Claudia Schmidt-Dannert searches nature’s molecules for compounds that can heal human illness. The latest target of her attention? Fungi.

Annual CBS Picnic

Register today for the annual CBS Picnic.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate another great year at the College of Biological Sciences. May 5, 2016 from 11a.m.-1p.m. on the Gateway Plaza, McNamara.

CBS Postdoctoral Reception

Save the date for the inaugual CBS Postdoctoral Reception!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
3:30-6 p.m. 
McNamara Alumni Center, Swain Room

In our mission to support postdoctoral researchers, we want to invite you to the CBS Inaugural Postdoc Reception. We want this event to provide an opportunity to:

Transatlantic Ties Turn 10

Teaming with two Norwegian universities has created a robust environment for joint research and collaboration with the College of Biological Sciences.

Norwegian flag

Doctoral Research Showcase

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 12-2 pm | Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

The road to the dissertation is long and often winding. Graduate students complete courses, lab work, and exams; they develop research questions and methodology; they review existing literature. They conduct interviews, surveys, and experiments; analyze results; and consider implications.

As they make their way down this road, graduate students transform from being those who absorb knowledge to those who produce it. They raise new issues, develop new approaches, and advance new ideas.

CBS People: Hannah Skog

A split appointment between Cedar Creek and the St. Paul administrative cluster provides this CBS'er with a unique perspective.
Hannah Skog
What do you do here?

I'm the Facilities Coordinator & Executive Assistant for the St.

Micro Organisms, Macro Effects

A new project looks at changes in gut microbes in immigrant populations and how that may intersect with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Dan Knights, Pajau Vnagay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera

Left to right: Dan Knights, Pajau Vangay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera in front of West Side Community Health