Seminars & Events

Bio & Tech Innovation Flash Talks

Bio & Tech Innovation Flash Talks

The Bio & Tech Innovation (BTI) Series is a seminar series led by graduate students and postdocs to foster career development in industrial applications and academic research in biotechnology-related fields. Flash Talks and Social Hour- Director's...

Michi Taga

Michi Taga

University of California, Berkeley Website Corrinoids in Communities: Nutrient sharing in the microbial world Microbial communities inhabit nearly all environments on earth. These communities are often composed of hundreds or more species that form networks...

Ariel Furst

Ariel Furst

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Website Bio-derived materials for sustainability & environmental remediation Significant effort has been devoted to developing chemistries to effectively mimic biological processes. Despite decades of effort, these ...

Randy Stockbridge

Randy Stockbridge

University of Michigan Website The molecular basis for antiseptic resistance in bacteria By providing broad resistance to ubiquitous disinfectants and antiseptics and other environmental biocides, transporters from the small multidrug resistance (SMR) family...

Ben Shen

Ben Shen

Scripps Website Leveraging a large microbial strain collection for natural products studies Scripps Florida houses one of the world’s largest actinobacterial strain collections, totaling >125,00 strains. These strains were isolated over the last eight...

Eric Helfrich

Eric Helfrich

Goethe University Frankfurt Website Ecology-inspired & genomics-assisted discovery of bioactive natural products Bacteria biosynthesize structurally diverse small molecules to interact with their environment. Many of the complex natural products involved...

Brandon Morinaka

Brandon Morinaka

National University of Singapore Website Posttranslational formation of cyclophanes in bacteria Cyclic peptide natural products are important chemical entities for human health and treatingdiseases. The identification and application of methods that can...

Paola Laurino

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Website On the contribution of substrate flexibility to define Methionine adenosyltransferase specificity THURSDAY  I  DEC. 2  I  3:30-4:30 PM CST  I  REMOTE SEMINARTO JOIN REMOTELY, GO TO:...

Uria Alcolombri

Uria Alcolombri

ETH, Zurich Google Scholar Unraveling the microscale mechanisms driving particle degradation in the ocean THURSDAY  I  NOV. 18  I  3:30-4:30 PM CST  I  REMOTE SEMINARTO JOIN REMOTELY, GO TO: Z.UMN.EDU/BTI-2021-FALL-SEMINARS

Joff Silberg

Rice University Website Translating synthetic biology advances into the earth and environmental sciences THURSDAY  I  OCT. 7  I  3:30-4:30 PM CST  I  239 GORTNER LABORATORYTO JOIN REMOTELY, GO TO: Z.UMN.EDU/BTI-2021-FALL-SEMINARS View seminar recording