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 Daiyuan Zhang -- Tue, Dec 4 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 Bio-Link blog
By Daiyuan Zhang -- Tue, Dec 4 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 Bio-Link blog
By Amrita Madabushi -- Tue, Dec 4 2018 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the 10th Community College (CC) Day on November 19, 2018. This provided community college students and faculty in Maryland and Virginia an excellent opportunity to visit the NIH campus and learn about careers and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Sat, Dec 1 2018 -- How cool is this?  Des Moines Area Community College Biotechnology program graduate Lyndsay Baker's experiment will be sent to the International Space Station for research. Lyndsay hopes that the algae... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Nov 14 2018 -- Have you noticed how data analysis has become such a big part of our world?  Gathering data has been an integral part of science for a very long time but the ways we use data have exploded in complexity and power.  Bringing that complexity to classroom discussions is both necessary and... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Anonymous -- Thu, Nov 1 2018 -- Last week I attended my first NSF ATE PI meeting. As a contributing member of Digital World Biology's ATE project entitled "A Bridge to Bio-Link's Future," I participated in the conference by preparing... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Oct 10 2018 -- Night comes early in October.  Colorful leaves give way to cold dark nights and scary creatures hide in dark alleys, ready to pounce on unwary pedestrians.  But I grew up in the era of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so Halloween-style monsters don't frighten me.  It’s the changing climate that keeps... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Elaine Johnson
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Sep 12 2018 -- I haven't had a chance to meet Dr. Johnson, but I know I owe her a big Thank You! for all of her efforts. Dr. Elaine Johnson to retire after decades of spearheading biotechnology education in SF Bay AreaSAN FRANCISCO –... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Fri, Sep 7 2018 -- The first time I saw the name of this competition I envisioned a big machine with a huge crank arm being industriously twisted around and around by a horde of scientists in white lab coats.  And although I got the details wrong (lab coats are optional!)  the basic idea, people working together... Read the full Bio-Link blog
Bio-Link New Look
By Todd Smith -- Thu, Sep 6 2018 -- Digital World Biology recently received an NSF ATE project grant [1] to advance the Bio-Link.org and Biotech-Careers.org websites.  The project started in July, and we are proud to share our first update to the Bio-Link.org website. The last update was launched in early 2016, nearly three years ago. In web-years that's really old.  Read the full 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 -- Wed, Apr 25 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
By Bridgette Kirkpatrick -- Thu, Jan 25 2018 -- The Biology Field of Study (FOS) meeting took place on January 8 & 9, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The report will soon for open for 30 days for public comment. I will update with a link for comment when I get it. The meeting opened with the charge of the committee and election of the... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Anonymous -- Sat, Jan 20 2018 -- Database Growth. Total DBs are in the top line. DBs per year are on the bottom.... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Tue, Jan 16 2018 -- One of my favorite journals is The Scientist and the latest one had this article,  Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods  The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Mon, Jan 15 2018 -- Looking for a handy guide to CRISPR technology? A biotech company in Silicon Valley (Redwood City) has a nice eBook. The company is named Synthego Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Mon, Jan 15 2018 -- Dr Porter sent me an article on a possible new trend in hiring biotechicians. Companies are now going back to students with a 4 year degree. Interestingly we are seeing the same thing in Austin ---at least in the companies that are being bought by larger companies whose HR are out of state. One... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Linnea Fletcher -- Sat, Jan 13 2018 -- One of my favorite things to do in January is review all of the notifications I receive as to what are the topic biotech events or products for the past year. So I thought this year (2018) I would share what I receive. Today, I received one from Technology Networks. ... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog