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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:

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

Biodiversity Briefs Podcast Series Launches

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate students write and record podcast series on extinction.

Students in Elizabeth Borer's graduate seminar on the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity created a series of podcasts on various aspects of extinction. The podcasts are designed to make the topic accessible to a broad audience.

Pennycress, Pollinators and Paris

CBS graduate student Jason Thomas receives Fulbright Scholarship to study plant sciences in France.

Jason Thomas

From the fields of St. Paul campus, Jason Thomas’ next plant venture will take him across the Atlantic to further explore the plant sciences.