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2011 Poll Results: Drug Development, Networking Top Interests

February 4, 2011 – 11:40 am | Edit Post

Thanks to everyone who took our 2011 poll, the results are IN! See the slideshare presentation below which summarizes the results. Check out the word cloud based on the essay answers, with largest words representing …

Happy 2nd Birthday SDBN! How Should We Celebrate?

October 13, 2010 – 1:10 pm | Edit Post

It’s hard to believe it, but two years ago in November of 2008, we had our first SDBN event featuring Sapphire Energy at Rock Bottom in La Jolla. We soon outgrew that venue and have …

SDBN Volunteers Needed for Coastal Cleanup Day September 25th

September 6, 2010 – 11:40 am | Edit Post

We all hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an ‘island’ estimated to be twice the size of Texas containing plastic and other waste. How can we help to prevent more trash from reaching our …

Speaking of pipelines, what about the education pipeline? #oss2010

August 3, 2010 – 6:47 pm | Edit Post

This is a post from the Open Science Summit, a weekend of talks and discussion about this emerging research approach. Disclosure: Mendeley Research Networks is a sponsor of OSS2010.
Friday had a short series of …

What’s BiotechCamp? A New Way to Share Ideas Is Coming!

July 11, 2010 – 11:54 am | Edit Post

Mary Canady BarcampSD 7 ‘Crowdsourcing Cat Herding’ from Mary Canady on Vimeo.
I presented at a local ‘unconference’ called Barcamp recently in San Diego. The event is great because it is unscripted and interdisciplinary, and we’d …

San Diego Stem Cell Coalition to Fight ALS: CIRM Update

June 30, 2010 – 1:42 pm | Edit Post

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) granted a local interdisciplinary research team from UCSD, Salk, and Life Technologies $11.5 million for research aimed at finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou …

Join Us at BarCamp in San Diego July 10/11

June 18, 2010 – 7:22 am | Edit Post

There’s a cool local event we think would be a great opportunity to explore new ways to communicate science. A group of us are going to BarCamp San Diego, a two day ‘Unconference’ which is …

The Wonderful World of Wikis for Life Scientists

June 14, 2010 – 12:33 pm | Edit Post

You may know that the San Diego Biotechnology Network, and its partner company, Comprendia, are dedicated to improving communication between life scientists and the companies that serve them. As part of this objective, we like …

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 …