By Daisy Zhang -- Thu, Dec 6 2018 -- The 2018 Texas ASM Fall meeting was hosted by the Texas A&M University and co-hosted by Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, November 8-10th. Both faculty and students gave oral presentations, on topics that ranged across microbiology, as well as molecular and cellular biology. The conference... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Jun 20 2018 -- The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) released the 2018 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report June 5, 2018 at the BIO International Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts June 4-7. The report provides a national snapshot of the current and anticipated talent needs of the nation’s... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Mon, Apr 30 2018 -- We had over 500 people attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Science Saturday Event this past weekend! Please consider examining the following video (it's only about 60 seconds long) to see a sampling of the exciting things that took... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Poornima Rao -- Wed, Apr 25 2018 -- Joseph Oleniczak has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching
Program Grant through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs and the Institute of International Education. This grant is competitively selected
for award by the... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Bridgette Kirkpatrick -- Thu, Jan 25 2018 -- The Biology Field of Study (FOS) meeting took place on January 8 & 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The report will soon for open for 30 days for public comment. I will update with a link for comment when I get it.
The meeting opened with the charge of the committee and election of the... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 16 2018 -- One of my favorite journals is The Scientist and the latest one had this article, Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Mon, Jan 15 2018 -- Looking for a handy guide to CRISPR technology? A biotech company in Silicon Valley (Redwood City) has a nice eBook. The company is named Synthego Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Mon, Jan 15 2018 -- Dr Porter sent me an article on a possible new trend in hiring biotechicians. Companies are now going back to students with a 4 year degree. Interestingly we are seeing the same thing in Austin ---at least in the companies that are being bought by larger companies whose HR are out of state. One... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Sat, Jan 13 2018 -- One of my favorite things to do in January is review all of the notifications I receive as to what are the topic biotech events or products for the past year. So I thought this year (2018) I would share what I receive. Today, I received one from Technology Networks. ... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Todd Smith -- Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:50 -- KeywordsBiotechnology manufacturing is changing from a one-size-fits-all paradigm to single batches of individualized therapeutics and tissues that are tailored to individuals. The new manufacturing processes require large numbers of technicians, which is increasing biotech employment opportunities. The Skills for Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications (NSF-ATE DUE #1800909) is a three-year endeavor to develop education recommendations for the next generation of biomanufacturing for national use by educators, industry, researchers, and employers.
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By Anonymous -- Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:20 -- As previously discussed, immunoprofiling is the quantitative measurement of antigen receptors (ARs; antibodies or T-cell receptors) in a sample. Massively parallel (NextGen) DNA sequencing is a commonly used method for this... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Todd Smith -- Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:32 -- Biotechnology is the field of study that involves the practical use of biological processes in industrial production. The early applications of biotechnology gave rise to the making of beer, wine, and cheese. With advances in technology, vaccine development and insulin production were made possible through biotechnology. Advances in computing technology are transforming biotechnology in new ways. Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Todd Smith -- Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:02 -- SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC (https://dwbio.com), a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:26 -- Lately I’ve been thinking about immunology, and not just because it is flu season, it is because Digital World Biology (DWB) is collaborating with Shoreline Community College to design a five-week bioinformatics course that will be component of their one year immuno-biotechnology certificate (1... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:32 -- You’ve likely considered a career path in bioengineering. Or maybe agricultural biotechnology is still on the list of possibilities. Or the path of genomics has caught your attention. But, there is one more career path to consider -- biotech sales.
Biotech sales is a lucrative and... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Anonymous -- Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:59 -- A lot of our colleagues are interested in bioinformatics and data science. While it is clear that bioinformatics is important, even essential, in modern biology research, there is the question about the levels of programming and computer skills needed for different jobs. I'm not going to answer... Read the full Biotech Careers blog