The Chemical Biology Initiative (CBI) is designed to stimulate and encourage interdisciplinary biomedical/biotechnology research, technological development, and education at the cross roads of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering at the University of Minnesota. Our central goal is to enable the development of a deeper understanding of biology that can be applied to the improvement of health.
Special Events and Seminars
Thursday, May 23, 2013
3-120 Molecular & Cellular Biology
8:30 a.m. Breakfast, registration, poster set up
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Mark Distefano, Ph.D., Chemistry, UofMN
9:15 a.m. John Lynch, Ph.D., Director of Innovation, EMD Millipore
“Innovating at the interfaces”
10:15 a.m. Benjamin Manning, Ph.D. candidate, Chemistry, UofMN
“Leveraging microelectrochemistry for the study of
immune cell involvement in inflammatory disease
at the single cell level”
11:10 a.m. R. Kiplin Guy, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Hospital
“A novel, orally bioavailable, chemotype believed to
target PfATP4 for the treatment of malaria; pre-
clinical discovery & development of the DHIQs”
12:10 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch/Poster Session
1:45 p.m. Carrie Wilmot, Ph.D., Professor, BMBB, UofMN
“MauG catalysis: a tale of ferryl ion, radicals & long
2:45 p.m. Floyd Romesberg, Ph.D., Assoc Professor, Scripps Res Inst
“Efforts to expand the genetic alphabet”
3:55 p.m. JoAnne Stubbe, Ph.D., Novartis Professor, Chemistry, M.I.T.
“Class Ib Ribonucleotide Reductases: Cofactor
identification, mechanism of assembly, &
4:55 p.m. Closing Remarks
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Thursday, September 26 – Friday, September 27, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center
The Brain Tumor Program, Masonic Cancer Center, U of MN
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
Plenary Speakers include:
Hideho Okada, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Quentin Smith, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Amarillo
David Largaespada, Ph.D., Director - Brain Tumor Program, U of MN
Michael Taylor, M.D., P.hD., FRCSC, University of Toronto, Canada
Susan Chang, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
This two-day event will consist of presentations from experts in neuro-oncology and will be of interest to researchers, physicians, students, patients and families interested in neuro-oncology.
The event is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association, and this activity has been designated for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Session topics include Immunotherapy, Blood Brain Barrier, Genetics and Cell Biology, and Imaging.
A concurrent program tailored specifically toward patient/caregiver interests features session topics including Brain Tumors 101, Current Therapies, Living with a Brain Tumor, and New Theories and Therapies.
Register Today at: BrainTumorProgram.umn.edu
Please contact Elizabeth Fedie, MPNA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-0653 with questions.
2013–14 Chemical Biology Colloquium Seminars
The Chemical Biology Colloquium series features invited speakers from outside the University of Minnesota, while the Chemical Biology Lunch & Learn series features University of Minnesota research groups.
Seminars will return after September 2, 2013.
Past Seminars and Events
September 24, 2012
William C. Pomerantz, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Organofluorine: the "odd man in" in chemical biology
ITV available to 302 Heller Hall, Duluth
October 8, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Robert Tranquillo Lab
Richard Beck, Grad Student
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Systems biology approach to rationalize tissue growth in vitro
Susan Van Riper, Grad Student
Department of Bioinformatics, University of Minnesota
The proportionality paradigm & proximity-based intensity normalization:
A new way for revealing biological variation via mass spectrometry-
based label-free relative quantification
October 22, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Carrie Haskell-Luevano Lab
Anamika Singh, Research Associate
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Design, synthesis & characterization of novel analogues to probe
melanocortin receptors selectivity & potency
November 5, 2012
Lunch & Learn: Michael Sadowsky Lab
Matthew J. Hamilton, Postdoc
Department of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Microbial community composition in Clostridium difficile patients treated with
fecal microbial transplantation
Lunch & Learn: Wei Shen Lab
Wei Song, Postdoc
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Engineering of biomaterials to construct synthetic stem cell niches
Patrick A. Limbach, Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Studying RNA editing & modification using mass spectrometry
Erin E. Carlson, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Indiana University
Chemical probes to explore & inhibit bacterial growth & pathogenesis
Omid Farokhzad, Associate Professor
Laboratory of Nanomedicine & Biomaterials
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Functionalized polymeric nanoparticles for medical applications: From discovery to clinical trials
Kate Carroll, Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus
Painting the cysteine chapel: New tools to probe oxidation biology
2012 Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant Symposium
2011 Developmental Biology Center Symposium
"The Ties that Bind: Cell Junctions and Adhesion in Development"
2011 Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant Symposium
2010 Developmental Biology Center & Stem Cell Institute Symposium
"Developmental Plasticity: Cells Changing Their Plans"
Insitute for Molecular Virology Annual Symposium 2010
2010 Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant Symposium
Lillehei Heart Institute/ Stem Cell Institute Symposium 2009
"Building Muscle & Blood with Stem Cells"
18th Annual Biotechnology Symposium 2009 "Development and Cancer: Good Cells Gone Bad"
Chemical Biology Workshop 2007 "From Bioprobes to Biomaterials"
View online lectures
Chemical Biology Workshop 2006 "Frontiers of Drug Discovery: Chemical Library Development and Screening"
The High-Throughput Biological Analysis (HTBA) Facility Web site is up and running.