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Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about College of Biological Sciences postdoctoral appointments.

Volunteer for STEM Day!

Over 100 first and second grade students are coming to campus on December 12 for a morning of STEM activities. Take a break from working the lab or studying and volunteer to lead or assist a station!

Event Details:
North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center
Thursday, December 12
Volunteers needed from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
All volunteers are invited to stay for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & talk with the students in a more casual setting about life as a scientist.

Application Open for 2020 Cohort of Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program

The deadline to apply for the 2020 cohort is February 3!


Are you interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems? The Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program is accepting applications for the 2020 cohort. It's a unique opportunity to take on big questions and work across disciplines to find answers.

The Science Behind the Movie: The Lion King

What’s fact and what’s fiction in new live-action Lion King? 

Come find out! CBS Student Services invites CBS students, faculty and staff, join us for a screening of The Lion King (2019) followed by a discussion led by former University of Minnesota Lion Center researcher Dr. Anna Mosser.

Event Details
Thursday, November 21
5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

No RSVP required.

Fall Science Communication Workshops for UMN Postdocs

Join for two pilot science communication workshops this fall. These workshops are open to UMN Postdocs and build on the Finding the Story Behind the Abstract, offered at the fall Postdoc retreat. Feel free to attend one or both. No pre-requsites required. RSVP by November 11.

2019 Grand Challenges in Biology Postdocs Announced

Caitlin Looby and Amanda Gorton look to tackle big questions around carbon cycling and urban ragweed distribution.

The College of Biological Sciences recently announced a new cohort of the College’s Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program. Amanda Gorton and Caitlin Looby will join the College this summer to pursue research projects with faculty members from different departments across the University.

Seeking a Clearer Picture of an Elusive Enzyme

A new technology offers researchers the chance to decode the structural makeup of methane’s conversion to methanol.

Jason and Rahul
Jason Jones (pictured left) and Dr. Rahul Banerjee (pictured right) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center