Event: Advanced PCR: Pedagogical Challenges and Strategies

Part 3 in a 3 part series where InnovATE BIO and Bio-Rad partner to bring together experts in the cutting-edge applications of PCR. Interested in teaching advanced PCR techniques? Betsy Boedecker, Linnea Fletcher, and Leigh Brown will discuss the pedagogical benefits, challenges, and tactics related to teaching advanced PCR topics like ddPCR and qPCR to students. Questions from webinar participants will also be addressed. With Speakers: Betsy Boedeker (District Director, Center for Plant and Life Sciences and BioBench CRO Coordinator, St. Louis Community College) Linnea Fletcher, Ph.D. (PI, InnovATEBIO and Head of the Biotechnology Program, Austin Community College) Leigh Brown ... Read more

Event: Real-Time, Quantitative PCR qPCR: Theory and Real-World Agricultural Applications

Part 2 in a 3 part series where InnovATE BIO and Bio-Rad partner to bring together experts in the cutting-edge applications of PCR. Liz Dreskin will provide a deep dive into the technology, theory, and applications of qPCR and related techniques, such as reverse transcription qPCR. Evan Bursey will then describe what goes into the establishment of production and quality control test procedures for qPCR products, as well as the statistical principles involved in test development. Steven Okino will describe how his team designs and develops qPCR-based assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants, a monthly process that requires reviews ... Read more

Event: Advanced PCR Techniques: From Theory to Tracking Viruses in Wastewater

Part 1 in a 3 part series where InnovATE BIO and Bio-Rad partner to bring together experts in the cutting-edge applications of PCR. In this webinar, Liz Dreskin will provide an overview of the theory, technology, and applications of conventional PCR, real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR), reverse transcription qPCR, isothermal PCR, and take a deep dive into droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). Then, Josh Steele will describe how his laboratory at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project uses ddPCR to track SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to quantify infection rates and identify new emerging variants in communities. Read more

Event: InnovATEBIO Biomanufacturing Workshop 2

Presenter : Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Department Chair, Biotechnology Department Executive Director, InnovATE BIO National Biotechnology Education Center, Austin Community College View presentations from the AC2 Biomanufacturing Workshop, December 2020 Read more
Presenter: Dr. James DeKloe, Professor, director and founder of the Industrial Biotechnology program at Solano College. Read more
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Bryans, Principal Investigator, NBC2 Professor and Coordinator of the Biotechnology Program Montgomery County Community College Read more
Presenter : Isso Bayala Instructor of Biotechnology Good Manufacturing Practice & Chromatography Quincy College Read more
Presenters : Dr. Margaret Bryans, Montgomery County Community College Dr. James DeKloe, Solano College Read more
Presenter : Yakov Cherner President, ATeL - Advanced Tools for e-Learning Read more
Presenter : Linnea Fletcher Department Chair, Biotechnology, Austin Community College Executive Director, InnovATEBIO National Biotechnology Education Center Read more
Presenters : Nick Kapp, Professor in the Biology department, Skyline College Ying-Tsu Loh, Associate Director, Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC) Read more
Presenter : Bridgette Kirkpatrick, Professor, Biotechnology Program, Collin College Read more
Moderator : Bridgette Kirkpatrick, Collin College, TX Speakers : Karley Malone Cassandra Mitchell-Nothaus Shanika Livingston Read more
Presenters : Ira “Ike” Levine, Professor, Natural & Applied Sciences, University of Southern Maine Schonna R. Manning, Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin Read more
BioMADE J. L. (Clem) Fortman – Director of Program Management, BioMADE Biotech Manufacturing at Twist Bioscience Kum Ming Woo - Director of Manufacturing at Twist Bioscience Read more

Event: Undergraduate Research Strategic Planning Workshop

May 6 Video 1, Welcome and Introductions Read more