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

Matt Vollmer (Lu Group)

January 12, 2018

117-119 Smith Hall

Synthesis and characterization of bimetallic complexes featuring direct metal–Lewis acid interactions: Evidence for an inverse trans influence?

Nicole Gagnon (Tolman Group)

December 15, 2017

231 Smith Hall

Characterization of high-valent Cu(III) complexes using resonance Raman spectroscopy


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

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