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San Diego Biotechnology Network’s March 16th Event: Translational Research: San Diego’s Successes and Challenges

February 18, 2010 – 11:31 am | Edit Post

These days we hear a lot about the possibilities of translational research, which promises to better apply innovations from academia for public good. Who’s been successful locally in applying this model, and what are the …

Becoming Fearless

February 2, 2010 – 7:40 pm | Edit Post

I recently gave a talk at BioToasters, the local ‘biotech-focused’ Toastmasters chapter (they’re great by the way). As I started to prepare, I realized that I was going to an organization devoted to public speaking, …

Speed Networking for Life Scientists

January 27, 2010 – 10:02 pm | Edit Post

When’s the last time you met, had a brief conversation and exchanged cards with 20 professionals in 60 minutes? As a scientist, do you find it difficult to talk your way through a crowd? When …

SDBN January 19th Event: Maximizing Your Career Potential in 2010

January 6, 2010 – 1:18 pm | Edit Post

We had a great time in 2008/2009 getting to know San Diego Biotech professionals, and we appreciate the feedback you gave us about 2010 events. Let’s kick off the new year by talking about you! …

What Will San Diego Biotech Look Like in 2010?

December 22, 2009 – 1:20 pm | Edit Post

The results are in! We polled you to see what you want with the San Diego Biotechnology Network in 2010. The full results from 68 respondents can be seen here, and here’s a short summary:

Drug …

San Diego/Scotland Synergies?

December 18, 2009 – 12:46 pm | Edit Post
San Diego/Scotland Synergies?

Our work cultivating a biotech network in San Diego has attracted a lot of attention. When I travel, or on social media, I tell people how our group has a real ‘energy’ which is fueled …

Attend Lab Automation 2010–Lots of Affordable Options

December 9, 2009 – 9:20 am | Edit Post
Attend Lab Automation 2010–Lots of Affordable Options

Lab Automation 2010 is a somewhat self-explanatory conference which brings together diverse industries such as drug discovery and development, forensics and security, and clinical diagnostics. Next year it will be in Palm Springs January 23-27, …

What Would Darwin Do?

December 6, 2009 – 8:10 pm | Edit Post

If you’ve talked to me about my passion for science and biotech, I’ve likely told you about my desire to do an Ignite or Unconference for Biotech. These are different ways to ‘shake up’ events …

NIH Director Francis Collins at ASCB: We Need More Sexy Scientists

December 6, 2009 – 3:25 pm | Edit Post

I had mentioned that I was hoping to get a personal interview with Francis Collins, newly appointed NIH director, during his visit to the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting. Turns out Dr. Collins …

2010: The Year YOU Make Contact

December 2, 2009 – 8:26 am | Edit Post

OK, cheesy title, I know. The point is that we want to know what you’re interested in seeing and doing in 2010 with the San Diego Biotechnology Network. What are the hot areas? What types …