Organization profile

Organization profile

The BioTechnology Institute (BTI) provides advanced research, training, and university-industry interaction in biological process technology, a major area of biotechnology research. The Institute is the central University of Minnesota vehicle for coordinated research in the biological, chemical, and engineering aspects of biotechnology.

BTI faculty perform basic research in biocatalysis, microbial physiology and the production of biofuels and other products made from renewable resources. Faculty educate graduate students and postdoctorals, and consult and collaborate with industrial scientists.

In addition to the faculty laboratories, the Institute has established the Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC), a process scale pilot plant unique in the state, which is accessible to industrial and academic scientists for collaborative and contract research. The BioTechnology Institute also coordinates an active industrial outreach program which sponsors short courses and mini-symposia.

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Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Escherichia coli Medicine & Life Sciences
Shewanella Medicine & Life Sciences
Enzymes Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Electrons Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences

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Reda Aboushanab

Person: Researcher

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Kelly G Aukema

Person: Researcher

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Daniel R Bond

Person: Faculty


Projects 2001 2023

Research Output 1974 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Adaptive Landscapes in the Age of Synthetic Biology

Yi, X. & Dean, A. M., May 1 2019, In : Molecular biology and evolution. 36, 5, p. 890-907 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Synthetic Biology
synthetic biology
Biological Phenomena

Algae as a green technology for heavy metals removal from various wastewater

Salama, E. S., Roh, H. S., Dev, S., Khan, M. A., Aboushanab, R., Chang, S. W. & Jeon, B. H., May 1 2019, In : World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 35, 5, 75.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Waste Water
Heavy Metals
Chemical Precipitation

A microfluidic platform for the simultaneous quantification of methanogen populations in anaerobic digestion processes

Mathai, P. P., Dunn, H. M., Venkiteshwaran, K., Zitomer, D. H., Maki, J. S., Ishii, S. & Sadowsky, M. J., May 1 2019, In : Environmental microbiology. 21, 5, p. 1798-1808 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anaerobic digestion
anaerobic digesters


Data from "Diverse Bacterial Communities Exist on Canine Skin and are Impacted by Cohabitation and Time"

Clayton, J., Danzeisen, J., Johnson, T., Knights, D., Torres, S. M., Ward, T., Huang, H., Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, 2016



Mushrooms: The Pharmaceuticals of the Future

Francois Gaascht


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment


European Doctorate

Francois Gaascht (Recipient), Dec 20 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)