Frontiers of Science: Prof. Shelley Minteer


May 16, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Frontiers of Science: Prof. Shelley Minteer


May 16th at 12:00
On-site event
Presidentti auditorium, BioCity
Spring 2024 program

Prof. Shelley Minteer, University of Utah, USA
Enzymes as electrocatalysts
Host: Yagut Allahverdiyeva (

Coffee and sandwich at 11:45, first come first served!


Six PhD researchers and early-career postdocs are welcome to have a lunch in restaurant Mauno and discuss with Prof. Minteer after the seminar. This is a great possibility to learn hosting skills in friendly environment and create connections for future. Everyone is welcome to join, BioCity Turku will offer the lunch.

If you got interested, please send an email to


The Minteer Group focuses on improving the abiotic-biotic interface between biocatalysts and electrode surfaces for enhanced bioelectrocatalysis. These biocatalysts include microbial cells, organelles (mitochondria and thylakoid membranes), redox proteins, and oxidoreductase enzymes. We design electrode structures for enhanced flux at electrode surfaces for biosensor and biofuel cell applications. The group utilizes a variety of electroanalytical techniques (linear polarization, cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, differential pulse amperometry), as well as a variety of biological and spectroscopic techniques to accomplish these goals. The group also has an active program in electrocatalysis for synthetic organic electrochemistry.


Selected publications

Olja Simoska, Dale A. Cummings Jr., Erin M. Gaffney, Claire Langue, Tommy G. Primo, Courtney J. Weber, Corbin E. Witt, and Shelley D. Minteer. 2023. Enhancing the Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells via Metabolic Engineering of Escherichia coli for Phenazine Production. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2023 11 (32), 11855-11866 DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c01593

Cheyenne R. Peltier, Zayn Rhodes, Alexandra J. Macbeth, Adam Milam, Emily Carroll, Geoffrey W. Coates, and Shelley D. Minteer. 2022. Suppressing Crossover in Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries with Polyethylene-Based Anion-Exchange Membranes ACS Energy Letters 2022 7 (11), 4118-4128 DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.2c01551

Fangyuan Dong, Yoo Seok Lee, Erin M. Gaffney, Willisa Liou, and Shelley D. Minteer. 2021. Engineering Cyanobacterium with Transmembrane Electron Transfer Ability for Bioelectrochemical Nitrogen Fixation ACS Catalysis 2021 11 (21), 13169-13179 DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.1c03038


General information

  • You can download and save all the spring 2024 FoS-seminars to your calendar from here:
  • Registration is not needed, participation list is circulated in the audience
  • If you are a student and later wish to get a certificate of attendance from the Frontier of Science seminars, print out the seminar diary and after the seminar ask the BioCity coordinator to sign it
  • Please note that any audio or video recording of the seminars is strictly forbidden.
  • Spring 2024 FoS image credits to Jenny Pessa: Transformed human breast epithelial HS578T cells (flattened), labelled with commercial fluorescent antibodies. Image acquired on 3i CSU-W1 Spinning disk with 40x objective.