THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Since its inception in 1984, BTI has supported world-class biotechnology research. Through the Biotechnology Training Program and the Graduate Program in Microbial Engineering and cutting-edge microbial production and downstream processing services, we continue to support research within the University and serve as a vital link to industry partners.
BTI is home to cutting-edge research in synthetic biology, bioconversion, bioremediation, protein engineering, and natural products discovery. Read our Gateway blog for stories about research, partnerships with local industry and the impact of our work on communities across Minnesota.
Seminars & Events
Our seminar and event series supports the research and educational mission of the University through weekly lecture and workshop series, symposia, and community programming. Please see our full schedule for format details.
BTI members connect with colleagues in Japan BioTechnology Institute members travel to the University of Tokyo to strengthen research ties. By Lance Janssen Despite hours-long flights and an ocean of separation, researchers from the BioTechnology Institute (BTI) and...
Enzyme advances promise to boost the bioeconomy Enzyme technology symposium brings together researchers from North America and Japan working on cutting-edge applications. By Stephanie Xenos Around 85 researchers and industry partners involved in developing new...
A new perspective on research Liangning Lu reflects on experiences and insights from BTI and University of Tokyo research exchange program. By Lance Janssen As part of an ongoing academic exchange program, colleagues from the BioTechnology Institute at the University...
Programs and Services
Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC)
The BRC provides contract development and manufacturing services for University researchers and external partners. The BRC is a vital part of the state’s thriving biotech ecosystem.
BTI is home to the NIH supported Biotechnology Training Program which provides interdisciplinary, lab-based training and mentorship for students pursuing careers in academia and industry.
BTI’s Graduate Program in Microbial Engineering draws on faculty from across the University in a dual-track program designed for students coming from life science and engineering backgrounds.