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


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Upcoming Seminars

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