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.

 
Algae on Earth
By EA Stewart -- Mon, May 13 2019 -- Liftoff!  Des Moines Area Community College and Lone Star Community College have partnered with the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin and NASA to send Haematococcus pluvialis samples into space to facilitate studying the effects of... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, May 6 2019 -- Baltimore City Community College hosted the impressive Maryland Collegiate Stem Conference on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.  Approximately, 500 attendees (~300 students and ~200 faculty) from several community colleges and a few universities attended the event. Students presented posters on their... Read the full Bio-Link blog
By Sandra Porter -- Mon, May 6 2019 -- It’s a long slippery slope. One day you wake up and think, “We could do so much more for our students if only we had a bit more funding.”  Read the full Bio-Link blog
By EA Stewart -- Tue, Apr 30 2019 -- HI-TEC is holding its annual meeting July 22-25 in St. Louis.  The event is sure to be a busy one, packed with all kinds of great sessions to attend.  Bio-Link has put together a list of the sessions we think would be most... Read the full Bio-Link blog
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 -- Thu, May 9 2019 -- Abbe Kesterson of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) just completed two semesters of the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp at the University Of Kentucky Von Allmen Center Of Entrepreneurship. In the first semester, Bootcamp 1.0, teams conceived of, developed and pitched ideas. Teams met with... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By Elizabeth Stewart -- Tue, May 7 2019 -- Alice McConnell came to Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator to find a way to help her children and others suffering from a very rare neurometabolic disorder with no cure, succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH). SSADH is an autosomal recessive trait and is characterized... Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Del Mar College students presented research posters with regional university students from Texas A&M University at the Annual Student Research Day held on April 11, 2019. Read the full AC2 Bio-Link blog
By jhatherill -- Sat, Apr 27 2019 -- Dr. Capecchi is best known for his pioneering work on the development of gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem (ES) cells. This technology allows scientists to create mice with mutations in any desired gene. The power of this technology is that the investigator chooses both which gene to... Read the full AC2 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