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ACS 12th Annual Medchem Symposium

Posted by Mary Canady June 30th, 2009 .
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12th Annual San Diego Medchem Symposium
Friday, July 17, 2009
UCSD, Price Center Theatre
Presented By
UCSD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
San Diego American Chemical Society
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Friendfeed: Life Scientists’ Biggest Little Secret

Posted by Mary Canady June 29th, 2009 .
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During our May 28th Social Media for Scientists (SMS) SDBN event, William Gunn talked about friendfeed as a useful tool for discussing science and learning. We polled the attendees before the event and found that they knew almost nothing about it, and had little interest in learning about it. We set up a friendfeed room for the group and frankly have not had much adoption.
So, what’s so great about friendfeed, why do we keep talking about it? Friendfeed aggregates all of your activity on social media, so that when you …

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Social Media for Scientists Poll Results

Posted by Mary Canady June 28th, 2009 .
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Scientists & Social Media: Poll & Event Details
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Here are the results of the poll we took of attendees before the May 28th Social Media for Scientists SDBN Event. The presentation should be self-explanatory, contact us if you have any questions!

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Scientists: Is Modesty the Best Policy?

Posted by Mary Canady June 23rd, 2009 .
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I recently looked over a company presentation for a friend and noticed something that I see a lot from scientists: she was being too modest in stating her reputation and abilities. When I pointed it out, it seemed as though I was suggesting that she should brag, a fate worse than death it appeared. Now, we all knew the jerk in grad school who acted like s/he can and did do everything, winning the favor of the advisor and not giving credit to others in the lab. I am not …

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Social Media for Scientists: Video Resources for Life Science Researchers

Posted by Mary Canady June 17th, 2009 .
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At the recent Social Media for Scientists Event, we talked about the fact that the trends you are seeing in ‘everyday life’ such as increased utilization of the internet to communicate, are also finding their way into scientific research. This is also true for the ‘YouTube’ revolution–there are an increasing number of video sites and resources for scientists. They range from visualized experiments, to reviews of current research and events, to wacky and fun ‘kitchen science’ such as the nerdiest ways to slice butter.
The resources range from dedicated sites …

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Illumina Goes for the Gold

Posted by Mary Canady June 16th, 2009 .
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Posted by Brian Orelli
Illumina has decided that selling picks and shovels isn’t enough; it’s going for the gold too. Last week the San Diego-based company announced that it’ll be offering a complete genome sequencing service — using its sequencers of course.
The good news is that you’ll be able to get your genome sequenced for half the cost of Illumina’s closest competitor. The bad news is that you’ll still have to shell out $48,000 for the 30X coverage of the 90% of your genome that’s unique enough to be sequenced with …

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SDBN July 21st Event Featuring Fate Therapeutics and Stemgent

Posted by Mary Canady June 15th, 2009 .
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The San Diego Biotechnology Network is pleased to feature Fate Therapeutics and Stemgent at our July 21st networking event. These two companies represent exciting, interdisciplinary biotechnology research being done in San Diego that holds direct promise for making a difference in our quality of life. The event will feature a short talk followed by networking with the speakers and scientists from the two companies. As usual, we hope that the casual atmosphere at our venue, Tango del Rey, will stimulate discussions and meaningful interactions for all in attendance. We also …

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BioSpace Career Fair, La Jolla

Posted by Mary Canady June 8th, 2009 .
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Biotech Beach Career Fair
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
1pm to 6pm
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45th Annual Drug Information Association Meeting

Posted by Mary Canady June 8th, 2009 .
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45th Annual Drug Information Association Meeting, June 21-25, Convention Center, San Diego, CA (click for more details)

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HealthCamp SanDiego

Posted by Mary Canady June 7th, 2009 .
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HealthCamp is an “un-conference” event with interest in the transformational potential afforded by emerging Social Networks, Open Standards and the latest web and mobile technologies to facilitate needed change in the healthcare financing and delivery space. The HealthCamp series is a growing, grassroots phenomenon, emerging from the ad hoc gathering known as “Barcamp”.
Events are being held, or planned, across the country as well as internationally, as part of the “Health 2.0″ movement towards participatory (i.e, consumer driven) healthcare – where patients, members or consumers, take an active and informed role …

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