Event: 2011 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

Using an ion-exchange chromatography lab from Ellyn Daugherty's ( ) Biotechnology: Science for The New Millennium, 2012 curriculum, participants learned how to separate amylase from lysozyme using column chromatography. Applications of column chromatography in research and manufacturing are also presented. San Mateo Biotechnology Career Pathway Read more
Presented by: Edie Kaeuper, Carin Zimmerman, Golnar Afshar, Samantha Croft, & Bill Woodruff Stem Cells in High School Workshop Read more
Presented by Sandra Porter , Andrea Porter-Smith, and Patricia Delich. Participants in this workshop will learn how to share information about their programs and events on the Bio-Link web site. Read more
This workshop is presented by Sandra Porter and Andrea Porter-Smith. Particpants will learn about the process of analyzing gene expression data and work with microarray data obtained from the NCBI's GEO database. These data were generated from a microarray experiment with Arabidopsis thaliana plants that were experiencing drought under controlled conditions. To view the tutorial and slide presentation, please go to Digital World Biology . Read more

Event: 2011 AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education

Karen Hicks talks about her companies experience with hiring biotechnology graduates from community colleges and describes the traits and skills that her company looks for in employees. Read more
Dr. Bill Tacon discusses the biotechnology industry in Ohio , the need for biotechnicians and partnerships between industry and the state community colleges. Ohio Bioworkforce Training Partnership Read more
In California, stem cells are a new type of gold. The growing importance of stem cells in medical and biotechnological research means that there are growing numbers of jobs for students who are trained in this area. Learn about the industry, the opportunities, and the Stem Cell Certification program from Dr. Paul Raju, City College of San Francisco. Read more
Dr. Jay Labov, from the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, talks about how undergraduate biology education must change to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more
Dr. Collins Jones talks about the biotechnology education program at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD. Read more
Dr. Laurence Clement and Jeanette Wright, a City College of San Francisco student, talk about the Bridge to Biotechnology. Read more
Dr. Robert Hatherill describes his experiences bringing students to work in national labs through the FaST program, presents data that demonstrate the impact of undergraduate research on student learning and discusses other Department of Energy programs that provide internship opportunities for both students and faculty. Read more
Dr. Carol Brewer talks about Vision and Change in undergraduate biology education. Read more
Dr.'s Lisa Seidman and Jeanette Mowery discuss about the importance of making sure students are well-versed in the basics. After all, no one wants to hire a biotechnician who doesn't understand how to use a pH meter. Read more
What is nanotechnology? How are nanotechnology and biotechnology alike? Deb Newberry, Director of the Nano-Link program at Dakota County Technical College, MN, talks about the exciting area where nanotechnology and biotechnology converge. Read more
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