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2011 AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education

Dr. Daisy Zhang talks about having her students do GMO testing, PCR, plant genomic DNA isolation, doing plant tissue culture, and engineering plants with Agrobacterium at Del Mar College. Read more
Eilene Lyons discusses how St. Louis Community College worked with the government, local industry and research centers, such as the Danfrorth Plant Science Center, to build a strong and vital program in biotechnology education and a contract research lab in BRDG park. Not only do STLCC students provide a resource for the start up companies in the research park, they work on exciting projects like biofuels, genotyping, and qPCR to quantify gene expression in human astrocytes. Read more
Dr. Jim Hewlett talks about teaching research and biomanufacturing skills by having students work on research problems from local industry Read more
Dr. Sengyong Lee compares biomanufacturing and medical device manufacturing and talks about the programs for educating students in these areas at Ivy Tech Community College. Read more
Dr. Elaine Johnson describes Bio-Link and it's mission to ensure that all community college students have access to a high quality education and the appropriate training in biotechnology and bioscience. Read more
Dr. Phil Gibson from Gwinnette Technical College, talks about Bioscience in Georgia and the partnership between Gwinnett Community College, Athens Community College, and the Georgia Bioscience Technology Institute. You can follow @GaBioscience on Twitter. Read more
Craig Caldwell talks about two innovative education programs at Salt Lake City Community College: InnovaBio and the Distributed Gene Discovery Project. InnovaBio is a non-profit CRO (contract research organization) that gives students industry experience by having them work on industry projects. The Distributed Gene Discovery Project involves teachers throughout Utah whose students are cloning and sequencing genes from halophilic archea in the Great Salt Lake. Read more
Dr. Sandra Porter describes the philosophy and ideas that have informed the bioinformatics course at Austin Community College. Read more