A sampling of many recent innovations by IPrime's Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB) program faculty:
Mark Distefano, Chemistry
Harnessing the power of proteins
by combining chemistry and biology to defeat cancer cells, create methods for "green" chemical synthesis and more.
Michael Sadowsky, Soil, Water and Climate & Biotech Inst
Launched the start up company CIPAC with Alexander Khoruts, Medical School, focusing on treatment using live bacterial preparation that could stop infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
Working on the Minnesota Mississippi Metagenome Project (M3P). M3P is a ground-breaking effort using new technology to catalog aquatic bacteria of the Mississippi River to understand human impact on the river's microbial ecosystem as it travels.
Biochemistry, Molec Biology & Biophysics
Shaping biological compounds by
experimenting with cutting and pasting genes from unrelated organisms to produce novel pathways never before seen in nature.
Lawrence Wackett, Biochemistry, Molec Biology & Biophysics
Patent issued: Distal Tip of Biosensor Transducer Comprising Enzyme for Deamination
Ping Wang Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering
with Xiaodong Tong
Patent issued: Heat Resistant Bioactive Composition