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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 algal culture, 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.  

For the third year in a row, we will be offering a bioinformatics course for instructors.  Sign up for our mailing list to learn more about future courses.

Community Events: 

Fri, Dec 4 2020 to Sat, Dec 5 2020

This biomanufacturing workshop is the first of 2 sessions. In this session, curriculum experts and industry representatives will present an overview of biomanufacturing with a focus on bacterial systems, online resources, and the basic skills biomanufacturing students should know. 

The second session will be held in spring 2021 and will include topics such as bioprocessing,  different types of cells, and lean manufacturing.

Who should attend?
Faculty members who currently teach biomanufacturing, intend to teach biomanufacturing in the future ... Read more

Related Blogs: 

Check out Labroots!

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 more

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 more

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 more

Related Posters: 


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

Related Presentations: 

PRESENTERS: Linnea Fletcher, AC2 Bio-Link Regional ATE CenterAustin Community College, Austin TX; Ira Levine, Algae Foundation and Southern...

Presenter: Todd Smith Digital World Biology

Presenter: Linnea Fletcher AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center, Director Austin Community College