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Faculty in the College of Biological Sciences conduct research on a broad range of subjects, from molecules to ecosystems, and make discoveries that improve human health, restore the environment, provide new sources of renewable energy and enhance agriculture. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about CBS faculty.

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Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala join NASA-funded team with the aim of finding the origins of life.

NASA

In pondering the big questions of life, few are bigger than, ‘Where did we come from?’ Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala are undaunted.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- February 2019

Welcome back! As we embark on spring semester I want to share a few updates with you. We’re in the thick of student recruitment season both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prospective students are coming to campus to learn more about what we have to offer that is distinct from other institutions. The high caliber of research that happens here -- and by extension the research opportunities available to them -- is at the top of the list.

Scientists set target for a healthy diet, balancing human welfare and the planet’s ability to provide

With food production impacting everything from biodiversity to climate change, a global team of researchers—including a University of Minnesota professor—have established the first scientific targets for a healthy diet that balances food consumption and the planet's ability to sustainably support human welfare.

Call for Proposals for Itasca Seed-to-Root Grants

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories recently launched a call for proposals for seed grants for future research projects at the field station. These seed grants aim to spark new scientific inquiry and research at the field station and facilitate preliminary, higher risk efforts focused in up-and-coming creative spaces (e.g., techniques, emerging theory). Field stations, however, focus on places with particular qualities amenable to sustaining longer-term research.

Checking in with Dean Forbes -- November 2018

I recently completed my three-year review for Provost Hanson. I was asked to describe my leadership philosophy, evaluate my achievements and identify barriers. Putting this document together reminded me once again just how fortunate I am to lead this College.