Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

Blogs from the Bio-Link and AC2 sites are listed below. To view Biotech-Careers blogs, please visit the Biotech-Careers blogs page.

 
By Todd Smith -- Mon, Apr 22 2019 -- Back in March, we [Digital World Biology, Bio-Link.org, and the AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center] hosted a panel discussion at the ABRF annual meeting to introduce community colleges to ABRF and vise versa. I am pleased to report that the session was a great success.  ... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By James DeKloe -- Sun, Apr 21 2019 -- The utilization of single use technologies for some or all of the processes in biotechnology have become common.  Engineers can substitute plastic components for stainless steel-permanently plumbed systems at any point in the biomanufacturing process, although the technology to do this in the... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Tue, Apr 16 2019 -- Many of the drugs and other products that biotechnology companies produce are based on monoclonal antibodies.  Biotechnicians who know how to work with and purify these materials are in demand.  Recently, the Northeastern Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2) made new... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By N. Jan Chalupny -- Fri, Apr 12 2019 -- Contributed by: N. Jan Chalupny, PhD Manager, Biotechnology Outreach and Adjunct Faculty Shoreline Community College 16101 Greenwood Ave N Shoreline, WA  98133  Shoreline Community College students are working in... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Mar 6 2019 -- I think cell culture can be one of the most exacting skill sets in biotechnology.  I have done it, and sometimes it went well, and sometimes it did not!  Millipore Sigma has posted some terrific (and free!) videos on their... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Mar 6 2019 -- I think cell culture can be one of the most exacting skill sets in biotechnology.  I have done it, and sometimes it went well, and sometimes it did not!  Millipore... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Mar 4 2019 -- Book review:  Bad Blood by John Carreyrou In the many years I’ve been educating future biotechnicians, most of my experiences with biotech companies have been good.  But there are... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Sat, Feb 23 2019 -- South Dakota has a lot happening this summer.  Not only can you visit Badlands National Park, or gaze at Mt. Rushmore, but if you are an undergraduate student you can find some terrific research opportunities. Undergraduate students from around the country can get real-world research experience... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Student poster presentation
By Karen Leung -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Last December (12/21/2018) City College of San Francisco held its 22nd annual Biosymposium, on the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) campus.  Over 180 individuals participated. 33 CCSF students presented posters and 40+ volunteers from academia, industry and government attended to... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Kyle Montgomery with his poster
By Ruth Wrightsman -- Thu, Jan 10 2019 -- Two students from Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, MT, Skye Hatfield and Kyle Montgomery, presented their research projects at the Fall 2018 CCURI (Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative) Research Colloquium in Glendale, AZ.  The FVCC students’ projects focused... Read the full Bio-Link blog
 
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Apr 16 2019 -- I just got a notification from Labroots concerning a listing of all webinars they are hosting. It is impressive and a great way to learn about new techniques and emerging technologies. I also get notifications from Thermofisher Scientific, and similar companies. Today I... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
AC2 bioscience incubator
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Feb 25 2019 -- Both the Austin Community College Biotech program and the Bioscience Incubator were featured in a news report from KXAN on the city's growing... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Fri, Feb 15 2019 -- What did I learn at the meeting? The first panel had representatives from all over Texas talking about what is happening in their areas. From El Paso to Houston to the Central Texas Area to Dallas, strategic partnerships area, and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) funding is... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 --  Erin Dolan sent me this notification and I thought this may be of interest to the community!  The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is piloting regional meetings to promote professional development and networking among life science educators who don’t have the time or funds to... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 29 2019 -- Co-written with Sandra Porter, PhD How do human resource professionals determine if a job candidate has the skills they need to perform well in a certain job?   ... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, Jan 14 2019 -- Algae is becoming an important organism in biotechnology for the producing multiple products and cleaning up wastewater.  Learn about companies that focus on algae and education initiatives to help students learn how to work with micro-algae species. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
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 -- Tue, Apr 24 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