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Emerging Technologies

A challenge in a dynamic area like biotechnology is identifying new technologies and deciding which to included in courses and how best to teach them.  

Bio-Link students are starting to work with new technologies like stem cells, CRISPR / Cas9, bioprinting, and 3D printing.  We're interested in identifying new techniques on the horizon and figuring out the best ways to teach students about these new areas.  

Our first activity is a bioinformatics course for instructors.  Sign up for our mailing list to learn more about future courses.

Community Events: 

Mon, May 21 2018 to Tue, May 22 2018

The TEES Annual Research Conference gives stakeholders a unique platform to advance their research portfolios. Each year, representatives from TEES regional divisions come together to expand the research capacity in the State of Texas by tapping into the talent of the TEES network. This innovative and collaborative conference develops research projects in the hopes of increasing the funding coming to the state. Participants have the opportunity to network with funding agencies and work with colleagues to create action plans to pursue extramural funding within the TEES thematic workgroups: ... Read more

Mon, Jun 18 2018 to Fri, Jun 22 2018

The faculty and staff of Madison College and City College of San Francisco are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors.  This year Madison College and CCSF have partnered to bring comprehensive curriculum in both human and mouse stem cell systems.  The course will be taught five times, at three different locations in an effort to make it ... Read more

Mon, Jun 25 2018 to Fri, Jun 29 2018

The faculty and staff of Madison College and City College of San Francisco are pleased to announce this exciting summer professional development opportunity designed for high-school and two-year college science and technical education instructors.  This year Madison College and CCSF have partnered to bring comprehensive curriculum in both human and mouse stem cell systems.  The course will be taught five times, at three different locations in an effort to make it ... Read more

Related Blogs: 

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 more

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 more

@synbiobeta concluded it’s #sbbsf17 annual meeting on synthetic biology Oct 5, 2017. The progress companies are making in harnessing biology as a platform for manufacturing and problem solving is world changing.

What is Synthetic Biology?

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Related Posters: 

Abstract: 

Todd M. Smith [1,2], Sandra Porter [1,2], Linnea Fletcher [2,3]

1. Digital World Biology (DWB), 2. Bio-Link, 3. Austin Community College (ACC)

Students graduating from college in the 21st century need to be skilled in using a computer. Through several experiences including Austin ... Read more