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Jon Eisen – Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea to sample the breadth of microbial diversity

May 28, 2010 – 12:54 am | Edit Post
Jon Eisen – Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea to sample the breadth of microbial diversity

I recently attended the 2010 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting with my colleague Mary Canady. I’ll be covered the scientific sessions and shared interesting developments in genetics, microbiology, and technology. See also the …

Stephen Quake Keynote: Single-molecule sequencing shows microbial diversity is greater than expected #ASMGM

May 26, 2010 – 2:05 pm | Edit Post

I’m blogging this week from the 2010 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting with my colleague Mary Canady. I’ll be covering the scientific sessions and sharing interesting developments in genetics, microbiology, and technology. You …

Flip This Asset: San Diego’s Advanced BioHealing ‘Fixed Up’ Dermagraft for Profit and Growth #BIO2010

May 5, 2010 – 12:00 pm | Edit Post
Flip This Asset: San Diego’s Advanced BioHealing ‘Fixed Up’ Dermagraft for Profit and Growth #BIO2010

Wednesday I attended a regenerative medicine-focused breakfast at the BIO convention and learned about San Diego company Advanced BioHealing (ABH), who took a ‘fallen’ asset, Dermagraft, and not only turned it into an $85M/year product, …

How Does Biomarker Stratification Affect Drug Development Cost? It Depends. #BIO2010

May 5, 2010 – 4:43 am | Edit Post

On the San Diego Biotechnology Network LinkedIn group, we asked you what you wanted to hear about from the BIO Convention in Chicago, and you requested to hear about Biomarkers. Tuesday I attended a breakout …

Translational Research Forum at #BIO2010: Learning From the Land of Lincoln

May 4, 2010 – 4:26 am | Edit Post

I attended the translational research forum Monday morning at the BIO 2010 convention in Chicago. The morning started with Congressman Dan Lipinski from Illinois, who was a great choice as he is a member of …

#EB10 Conference Report: Lee Hood – A Systems Biology approach to prion disease

April 26, 2010 – 10:12 am | Edit Post

This is a post from the 2010 Experimental Biology meeting in Anaheim, part of the SDBN conference reporting channel.
Leroy Hood probably doesn’t need any introduction here, but for those who don’t know, he’s a leader …

San Diego Biotechnology Network Partner Event May 27th: Rondaxe Drug Development Symposium

April 22, 2010 – 11:59 am | Edit Post

Drug development is an area that, according to our 2010 poll, you are interested in, and in previous meetings we’ve discussed that San Diego biotech could grow if we would better complement our drug discovery …

#SBS10 Day 3 – Smart mice and blowing House, M.D.’s mind: Drug discovery in epigenetics

April 14, 2010 – 7:37 pm | Edit Post

At the afternoon session of the Society for Biomolecular Science in Phoenix, it’s all about epigenetics, the study of heritable changes that don’t involve changes in genetic sequence. Epigenetics explains why identical twins turn out a little different and why even cloned cows will have different coloration patterns.

#SBS10 report: iPS disease models coming of age for neurology

April 14, 2010 – 1:29 pm | Edit Post

I went to a morning session on stem cells on day 2 of the Society for Biomolecular Science meeting in Phoenix, a meeting focused on advancements in drug discovery and screening technology.  After this, it’s …

SBS Meeting report shows strong growth of Pubchem database #SBS10

April 14, 2010 – 8:46 am | Edit Post

At the 2010 Society for Biomolecular Science meeting on Tuesday, Steve Bryant from NIH gave a report on the increasing utility of the NIH Pubchem database for pharma drug screening programs.