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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.

SBS Day Two: A Holistic Approach To Drug Discovery #sbs10

April 14, 2010 – 7:11 am | Edit Post

I’m blogging from the Society for Biomolecular Sciences conference in Phoenix, the organizers were kind enough to offer two of us complimentary passes. I was surprised that the sessions were separated into disease area, technique, …

SDBN Channels: Contribute, Interact, Learn

April 13, 2010 – 7:05 am | Edit Post
SDBN Channels: Contribute, Interact, Learn

One thing I’ve learned from starting businesses/groups, is that your grand plans don’t always happen right away, but that they are eventually realized. We started the ‘main’ SDBN group on LinkedIn in order to give …

Blog About Drug Discovery for SDBN at SBS in Phoenix, Get in Free!

March 2, 2010 – 5:02 pm | Edit Post
Blog About Drug Discovery for SDBN at SBS in Phoenix, Get in Free!

Drug discovery is obviously a very hot topic for the San Diego biotech industry as we excel at it on so many levels. Many consider the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) annual conference to be …

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 …