In a tribute to Professor Arnold L. Demain, a current and former member of the group authored a review article in the special issue dedicated to Professor Demain. The article is one of the rare works comparing the bioprocess technologies of natural product synthesis and biologics manufacturing (JIMB, 44: 785-797) (DOI 10.1007/s10295-017-1913-4).
In early September the NIH Biotechnology Training Program held its first Alumni Symposium to celebrate the past, present, and future of the program. The NIH - BTP is among the largest of its kind nationally and has trained more than 140 PhD students over its 25 year history at the U of M. September’s symposium included seminar presentations from 8 alumni of the program, a ‘Careers in Biotechnology’ Q & A panel with an additional 6 alumni, and a poster session that showcased the research of current traineves. The symposium was a great success for the 100+ in attendance, with engaging science and career talks, plenty of opportunities for networking, and optimism for the future of the program. A big thanks to all who made it possible!
Congratulations to Dong Seong Cho for earning his Ph.D. on November 11, 2016. The former group member has accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic.