Pittcon 2012 Orlando Workshop on emerging food pathogens

The Institute for Food Safety, an NSF ATE project, is hosting a workshop on analytical methods used for detecting food pathogens on March 14, 2 p.m.

Honk if you use scientific literature

Do you use scientific papers in your classroom?  Speak up or open access may go away. 

Contamination of commercial PCR reagents with mouse viral DNA

Do you use hot-start PCR in your courses? Qiagen columns?  or RT-PCR? or teach quality control? If so, you need to read this.

C.R.E.A.T.E. June workshops

I know many Bio-Link instructors already use scientific papers in the classroom, but if you would like to learn more about ways other instructors use these resources, as well as learn more about the C.R.E.A.T.E strategy for transforming undergraduate biology education, there are two interesting workshops this summer at Hobart and William Smith colleges in Geneva, NY. 

Curious about Twitter? Check out a Twitter chat Tues night between students and scientists

Tuesday night, Jan 10th, at 8 pm Central (6 pm Pacific) there will be a Twitter chat between scientists / science bloggers and a group of high school students.  

If you're interested in seeing how Twitter can work in this case, drop on by and check it out. 

In fact, you don't even have to wait until Tuesday. You can get a glimpse of the beginning discussion right now!

All you have to do is click this link:  

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