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How Does Great Science & Communication Benefit You? Ask #ScioSoCal Panelist Miriam Goldstein.

Posted by Mary Canady October 18th, 2012 .
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We are very lucky to have Miriam Goldstein on our ScienceOnlineSoCal panel October 22nd for several reasons. One is that she is very busy right now as she’s in the final process of writing her Ph.D. thesis at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Another reason we’re lucky is that although many would consider that Miriam is just beginning her scientific career, she’s gotten more press than many do their lifetime. Miriam clearly understands that science communication is important, and her experience can help researchers utilize this tool to improve …

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9 Reasons Sanford-Burnham Blogs

Posted by Mary Canady October 15th, 2012 .
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Heather Buschman, Ph.D, scientific communications manager at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, explains why she and others blog at Beaker, the Institute’s science blog. Heather will speak on the expert panel at our ScienceOnline event on October 22, 2012.
At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, it became apparent a few years ago that we needed a new way to communicate the Institute’s science to the lay public. We produced a quarterly newsletter and we issued press releases when necessary, but many smaller discoveries, events, and other tidbits slipped through the communications cracks. We …

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The Evolution of Crowdsourcing

Posted by Mary Canady October 12th, 2012 .
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Assay Depot’s Kevin Lustig explains how crowdsourcing is changing how scientific research is done in anticipation of our ScienceOnline event October 22nd 2012.
In James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of Crowds” he lays out the criteria for successful decision making by large groups[1]:

Diversity of opinion
Independence
Decentralization
Method of Aggregation of Results
The most successful outcome will be achieved when the four criteria are all present. When you think about it this is very similar to the requirements for successful evolution of a new species. Under selective pressure (e.g., an environmental change that makes the …

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Interview With ScienceOnline Panelist Suzanne Kennedy: MO BIO Blogger

Posted by Mary Canady October 11th, 2012 .
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Leading up to our first ScienceOnlineSoCal event October 22nd, we’re featuring posts about and from our panelists. I had the chance to speak to Suzanne Kennedy (@suzyscientist) about her experience writing on the MO BIO blog, The Culture Dish.
Besides being MO BIO‘s R&D Director, Suzanne is a veteran blogger, having also written for Bitesize Bio since ’07. The MO BIO blog was started in September ’09 and they post about twice a month. The topics include technical tips, news, events, interviews, and product information. The company, founded in 1993 and …

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SDBN September 24th 2012 Event: Biotech and Beer

Posted by Mary Canady August 29th, 2012 .
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Did you know that Louis Pasteur discovered microorganisms and developed his technique for killing them, pasteurization, while studying beer? He was also a master brewer and wrote a book on the subject. Beer and life science have a long history, indeed even enzymes were discovered by studying yeast fermentation.
In San Diego, we are lucky to be a hub for both biotech and beer, and we’ve found a very interesting intersection of the two in White Labs, a local company creating high quality yeast strains for breweries. The company was started …

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SDBN August 21st 2012 Event At The Sanford Consortium For Regenerative Medicine

Posted by Mary Canady August 3rd, 2012 .
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The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is a stem cell research facility representing a collaboration between five of San Diego’s finest research institutions: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. This new “collaboratory” opened in November of 2011, ideally located between the institutions in La Jolla, and demonstrates the power and potential of working together to fight disease. At our SDBN event August 21st, Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., director of …

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New Feature on the SDBN Website: Top News & Jobs

Posted by Mary Canady July 27th, 2012 .
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Each week we chronicle San Diego Biotechnology news, events, and jobs. Now, we’ll provide you with the top news and jobs each week at the end of the day Thursday. The top news is determined by the popularity of items in our daily emails. The top jobs are the ones that are featured, contact us to learn how you can get your jobs listed here. Bookmark the pages below and check back on Fridays to see what’s hot in San Diego life science!
sdbn.org/topnews
sdbn.org/topjobs

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Building A Life Science Team To Meet Your Goals

Posted by Mary Canady July 24th, 2012 .
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Building a Life Science Team To Meet Your Goals from Mary Canady
Presentation by Mary Canady for the SDBN July 23rd Speed Networking event with hyperlinks and audio.

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SDBN July 23rd Speed Networking: Build Your Team

Posted by Mary Canady July 2nd, 2012 .
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It’s time again for our ever popular speed networking event July 23rd! We hold this occasion semiannually and we always get a big, enthusiastic crowd. This time we’ll focus on helping you build the team which will help meet your goals. We’ll provide useful information and you’ll get the opportunity to connect with many biotech and life science professionals in a fun environment.
Building a team is important whether you’re looking for a job, searching for new clients, or just want to get to know people in the industry. At our …

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Summer Science Activities for Kids: San Diego and Beyond!

Posted by Mary Canady June 21st, 2012 .
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Summer Science Activities for Kids: San Diego and Beyond!
We asked our Twitter ‘think tank’ about summer activities involving science for kids and got some great answers! The links for descriptions of activities are below, and they are followed by resources for parents in San Diego.
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Summer Camp at Steve Spangler ScienceScience is fun. So why leave all the fun to teachers during the school year? Use our Science …

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