IAB webinar

DNA barcoding is a popular technique for undergraduate research projects.  In this webinar, Dr. Linnea Fletcher describes how this technique can be adapted for use in biotechnology education programs by incorporating principles of working in a regulated environment such as GMPs (Good ... View video

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Dr. Sandra Porter demonstrates how the Immune Epitope Database (IEDB.org) can be used for online research projects and provides an example of using this resource to investigate immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and SARS.


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Dr. Lisa Seidman from Madison College discusses antibody assays for COVID-19 and illustrates how diagnostic sensitivity and specificity can be used together with prevalence to predict the number of false positive, true positive, false negative, and true negative results. Dr. Seidman also ... View video

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What's it like to scale your testing capacity from 30 tests a week to 3000 a day?  Dr. Meei-Li Huang from the Virology division at the University of Washington tells us what it was it like to work on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, evaluating quantitative RT-PCR assays and testing  ... View video

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Dr. Daiyuan ("Daisy") Zhang from Del Mar College described how she adapted to her college's shut down by having her students do online research related to SARS-CoV-2.  Students used nucleotide BLAST to investigate where the virus came from and look at mutations.  They used primer-blast to design ... View video

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Sandra Porter
We will thrive

This webinar was part of an ongoing series of InnovATEBIO High School Saturday Zoom chats organized by Jennifer Lazare (InnovATEBIO). For more information about the Saturday series, see   

We discussed three questions and tools to help answer them.

1. ... View video

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Sandra Porter
Downstream Manufacturing Module
Sandra Porter
Coomassie stained gel

This webinar features Bruce Van Dyke from Quincy College, MA, describing a virtual system for learning about the upstream portion of biomanufacturing.  

The webinar covers:

1. An overview of the steps involved

2. A discussion of the equipment used at each step

3. ... View video

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