The Center for Metals in Biocatalysis (CMB) brings together faculty and students from multiple departments at the University of Minnesota who share research interests focused on the catalytic role of metal ions in metalloproteins and synthetic model complexes. The design and use of metal complexes as biological probes and diagnostic agents is another related area of interest. The Metalloprotein Interest Group (MPIG) is made up of participants in the CMB, and meets regularly to discuss research advances. Interested students and faculty are encouraged to survey the list of participating faculty, research interests, recent publications, and the MPIG seminar schedule.

Recent News

Professor Que receives 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry

August 3, 2017

Regents Professor Lawrence “Larry” Que Jr. received the 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Recognized for his many contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry that have profoundly impacted the understanding of the nature and reactivity of high-valent iron centers, he received this award at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017.

2017 ASC Award


*All seminars take place in 117-119 Smith unless otherwise noted

Upcoming Seminars

Feb 8 Prof. Alison Fout, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign
2:30 pm Iron-Catalyzed Oxyanion Reduction
18 Mechanical
Engineering Bldg.

April 13, 3:45 pm Sheng-Yin (Dima) Huang (Pierre Group)
117-119 Smith A Luminescent Europium Probe for Cyanide Detection in Water

May 11, 3:45 pm Waqas Rasheed (Que Group)
117-119 Smith Modeling Enzymatic Oxoiron(IV) Intermediates: An NMR study to Assign Spin States of Unstable Oxoiron(IV) Intermediates

June 8, 3:45 pm James (JT) Moore (Lu Group)
117-119 Smith Donor-Acceptor Interactions in Bimetallic Complexes: From Fundamental Bonding to Small Molecule Activation