UMN Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant

The mission of the CBITG at the University of Minnesota is to provide rigorous and interdisciplinary training to a diverse and inclusive community of biomedical scientists. The CBITG provides trainees with the skills necessary to cross traditional boundaries, think critically, and understand and conduct scientific research at the interface of chemistry and biology. Trainees will progress in their development as professional scientists in the areas of career awareness, knowledge of chemical biology, professional scientist development, rigor and reproducibility, ethical conduct of research, and appreciation of the contributions of scientists from all backgrounds.

Predoctoral trainees for this training grant program are selected from a pool of graduate students who have been recruited by the Chemistry; Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics (BMBB); and Medicinal Chemistry Departments. The program allows excellent students to grow into accomplished professionals both in their primary area of interest (e.g., synthetic/mechanistic organic and inorganic chemistry, molecular biology, mechanistic enzymology, medicinal chemistry) and in a complementary field by cross-discipline research interactions and experiences.

Recent News and Upcoming Events

Join us for the annual CBITG Symposium on May 24, 2023, which is planned and organized by our Trainees!

Apply to be a part of the CBITG community! Applications for new Trainees are due Friday, May 19, 2023. Renewal applications for current trainees are due Monday, June 5, 2023. 

Recent Publications

Combined Structural Analysis and Molecular Dynamics Reveal Novel Penicillin-Binding Protein Inhibition Mode with β-Lactones

Flanders, P. L.; Contreras-Martel, C.; Brown, N. W.; Shirley, J. D.; Martins, A.; Nauta, K. M.; Dessen, A.; Carlson, E. E.;* Ambrose. E. A.* ACS Chem. Biol. 2022, 17, 3110-3120. 

Recent progress and structural analyses of domain-selective BET inhibitors

Divakaran, A.; Harki, D. A.; Pomerantz, W. C. K. Recent Progress and Structural Analyses of Domain-Selective BET Inhibitors. Medicinal Research Reviews. 2023 1-47.

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