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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    Reda Aboushanab

    Person: Researcher

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    Kelly G Aukema

    Person: Researcher

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    Daniel R Bond

    Person: Faculty



    Research Output

    Resistance of South American opossums to vWF-binding venom C-type lectins

    Drabeck, D. H., Rucavado, A., Hingst-Zaher, E., Cruz, Y. P., Dean, A. M. & Jansa, S. A., Apr 30 2020, In : Toxicon. 178, p. 92-99 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Role of wastewater treatment plants on environmental abundance of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Chilean rivers

    Bueno, I., Verdugo, C., Jimenez-Lopez, O., Alvarez, P. P., Gonzalez-Rocha, G., Lima, C. A., Travis, D. A., Wass, B., Zhang, Q., Ishii, S. & Singer, R. S., Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 223, 1, p. 56-64 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Water and sediment act as reservoirs for microbial taxa associated with invasive dreissenid mussels

    Mathai, P. P., Magnone, P., Dunn, H. M. & Sadowsky, M. J., Feb 10 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 703, 134915.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Datasets

    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


    Press / Media

    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)