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Planting Curiosity

Elementary school teachers explore inquiry-based biology education at Itasca


PSI-MN 2017

Despite it being summer break, eleven Minnesota teachers opted to spend half of their June in the classroom studying Investigative Plant Biology at the University’s Itasca Biological Station.

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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Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 Conference

The Genome Writers Guild invites you to attend the Realizing the Future: Genome Engineering 2017 conference  July 13-15 at McNamara Alumni Center. Attendees can go to sessions led by numerous scientists in the genome editing field, attend poster sessions and hear from plenary speaker David Brin during the course of the conference. CBS faculty members Eric Hendrickson and Dan Voytas are among the program's speakers. 

Checking in With Dean Forbes | June 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

There’s lots of good news to share. The CBS Conservatory will receive $4.4 million in public funding toward a new facility. We still have private dollars to raise to cover our portion of the total cost, but this marks the beginning of a new era for this important teaching and research resource.

Two tenure-track positions in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Are you a creative investigator who excels at working collaboratively and pushing disciplinary boundaries in plant sciences?


Then we want to hear from you. The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is hiring two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.  New technologies and approaches provide unprecedented opportunities to link fundamental properties of plants at the molecular, cellular or tissue levels to phenotype.

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- May 2017

A monthly Q&A With College of Biological Sciences Dean Valery Forbes.


What are you most excited about at the moment?

As we wrap up another academic year, I am extremely pleased by the unprecedented number of awards and honors received by our students, faculty and staff. Members of the CBS community were recognized for excellence in areas ranging from community engagement to achievements in research to outstanding service to the College and the University. In case you missed the many announcements, here’s a rundown: