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Centers and Institutes

Explore centers and institutes with close ties to the College of Biological Sciences.

BioTechnology Institute

Coordinated research in the biological, chemical, and engineering aspects of biotechnology and home to the President's Initiative on Biocatalysis and the State of Minnesota Legislature's initiative MnDRIVE Advancing Industry, Conserving our Environment.

The University of Minnesota Lion Center

Craig Packer and his graduate students have been pioneers on a scientific adventure that has revealed fascinating insights into the lions’ cooperative and competitive behavior, the evolutionary significance of the males’ manes, and the lions’ role within the community of species that share their habitat.

Institute on the Environment

IonE discovers solutions to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.

Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

The mission of the Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute (MPGI) is to promote advances in microbial and plant genomics, genomics-enabled science, and molecular genetics for the benefit of society.

Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Support, equipment, and expertise for analyzing complex protein mixtures.

University Imaging Centers

A network of core imaging facility locations for advanced optical imaging and basic electron microscopy.