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Recent Blogs from the Bio-Link Community

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

 
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Sep 15 2021 -- This article was written and contributed by Anne Phillips | Manager, Market Development | Uncommon Productions  Breakthrough is a documentary about Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison that highlights how courage, passion, determination, collaboration, and innovation can... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Sun, Sep 12 2021 -- The Dept. of Energy wants community college students to work in their national labs! If you're a #STEM community college student, apply for your chance for paid training through the Community College Internship... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Wed, Sep 1 2021 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the only U.S. federal organization dedicated to exploring the global ocean, filling critical gaps in the basic understanding of U.S. deep waters and seafloor. If you are an undergraduate interested in a... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Mon, Aug 23 2021 -- Two more fantastic podcast series.  Recently I listened to Built with Biology: Spaces, sponsored by SynBioBeta. In this interview Fiona Mischel, the host, interviewed Masaki Yamada and Kris Tyner.  Masaki is a Product Manager and Kris... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Aug 18 2021 -- Source:  This article was written by Mindy Hamlin, a writer with NCBiotech, and is shared with permission from the North... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Tue, Aug 3 2021 -- It’s that time of year.  The ATE proposal deadline is October 14th and getting closer every minute. To smooth the path, I compiled a few resources that might be helpful for those of you in the throes of writing. 1.  Are you have trouble getting started?  This article from Dr.... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Mon, Aug 2 2021 -- GeekWire is a national technology news site with roots in the Seattle area, and a large audience around the globe.  I recently started listening to GeekWire Health Tech podcasts and have really enjoyed them, while learning quite a... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Fri, Jul 30 2021 -- The QB@CC project is pleased to announce new opportunities to participate in developing and using quantitative biology modules.  Community college mathematics, statistics, and life sciences faculty are invited to apply for an Incubator or the Faculty Mentoring Network... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Fri, Jul 23 2021 -- The Allen Institute has continued to add to the free resources they make available to teachers.  Along with the data sets and lesson plans I mentioned in my previous blogs (Virtual Teaching with Allen... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, Jul 21 2021 -- Many entry-level biotech job descriptions include lab experience or an internship as a requirement.  But until you've gotten your first internship or part-time lab job, meeting this requirement seems almost impossible. You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience without a... Read the full Bio-Link blog
 
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By Sandra Porter -- Tue, 08/31/2021 - 11:18 -- The Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) has developed some wonderful materials for teaching about biotechnology careers and using the Biotech-Careers.org website.  1.  View the ... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Students in lab
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:50 -- Many entry-level biotech job descriptions include lab experience or an internship as a requirement.  But until you've gotten your first internship or part-time lab job, meeting this requirement seems almost impossible. You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience without a... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Sandra Porter -- Tue, 06/29/2021 - 13:46 -- What kinds of skills do entry level employees need in the new fields of regenerative medicine and regenerative medicine biomanufacturing?  InnovATEBIO team members Russ Read and Thomas Tubon, and InnovATEBIO program leader Sengyong Lee, tackled this question in a new article with co-... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Rooster
By Sandra Porter -- Wed, 05/12/2021 - 17:01 -- Cyberbiosecurity is a field that aims to identify and mitigate security risks fostered by the digitization of biology and biotechnology automation. Cybersecurity is getting a lot of attention at the moment as the consequences of the Colonial pipeline hack ripple through Eastern gas... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Cell culture technician
By Sandra Porter -- Thu, 03/25/2021 - 13:34 -- What are core labs? Core labs, also known as core facilities, shared resource facilities, or shared research facilities, are found in most Universities, public / private / government research institutes, and companies. They provide the infrastructure for modern research... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
Biotech careers worksheet
By Sandra Porter -- Sun, 03/07/2021 - 10:48 -- The attached instructions present a potential path for exploring biotechnology careers at Biotech-Careers.org.  These instructions describe how to find information about: Careers and colleges that teach biotech skills Different areas of the biotech industry,... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Sandra Porter -- Sun, 03/07/2021 - 10:48 -- There are almost as many ways to explore biotechnology careers as there are careers to explore. This page highlights examples from a career exploration course at City College of San Francisco and from Digital World Biology. Read the full Biotech Careers blog
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By Todd Smith -- Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:41 -- About a month ago Jonas Neubert started an excellent detailed living blog: Exploring the Supply Chain of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines [1].... Read the full Biotech Careers blog
By Todd Smith -- Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:41 -- Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines rely on large networks of suppliers and manufacturers for successfully producing, tracking, and distributing doses. This story follows the production path and careers for the people and companies working to protect us from COVID-19. Read the full Biotech Careers blog
algae experiments
By Sandra Porter -- Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:17 -- Biotech companies use a variety of cell types when it comes to manufacturing proteins and other chemicals. Yeast were the first microbes to be employed for manufacturing desirable products.  In the 1940's, industrial microbiologists started using bacteria like Streptomyces as factories... Read the full Biotech Careers blog