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SDBN February 25th 2013 Event: Reproductive Biology Research At The San Diego Zoo and Beyond

Posted by Mary Canady January 28th, 2013 .
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We are lucky to live in southern California for many reasons, one is that it is home to the world famous San Diego Zoo. The zoo does great science to conserve species, led by equally renowned reproductive biology researchers. Dr. Barbara Durrant, Director of Reproductive Physiology at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, will speak at our February 25th event about their latest research developments.
The idea for this event came from our friends at the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology, Found Animals Foundation (FAF), who are …

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SDBN December 3rd 2012 Speed Networking: Transitioning from Academia to Industry Event

Posted by Mary Canady November 6th, 2012 .
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Our twice-yearly speed networking events always draw a big crowd, and we know that many of you in academia are interested in transitioning to industry. We’re joining these two concepts for our December 3rd event (thanks to MO BIO’s Suzanne Kennedy for the idea!).
If you’ve never been to a speed networking event, it’s pretty simple: come with lots of business cards and your 30 second elevator speech, and you’ll meet at least 25 professionals in one night! See a review of one of our earlier speed networking events for more …

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SDBN October 22nd 2012 Event: ScienceOnline, What’s In It For Me?

Posted by Mary Canady October 3rd, 2012 .
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ScienceOnline groups have been cropping up all over the country and we are starting a group in southern California, with some help from folks in LA. At SDBN and other events, we see skepticism from local researchers as to whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Let’s hash it out with a panel of online science experts. From fast publishing, to fundraising, to finding a job, participating in science online has many benefits. The perceived risks may include divulging intellectual property or information and being seen as wasting time by your …

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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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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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SDBN June 25th Event With Lilly: Open Innovation Drug Discovery

Posted by Mary Canady June 4th, 2012 .
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San Diego biotech has grown thanks to a collaborative spirit which is sometimes manifested in the acquisition and joining of companies towards a common goal. Lilly’s presence here is indicative of this type of growth, beginning with their acquisition of SGX Pharmaceuticals and Applied Molecular Evolution, and they’ve continued to move forward and contribute to the region.

The SDBN is dedicated to helping the local life science community understand and leverage the fantastic opportunities available through networking and sharing resources. Lilly is a leader in this area and formed the Open …

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Brewing Science: Improving Science Communication with ASBMB April 23rd At Mission Brewery

Posted by Mary Canady March 30th, 2012 .
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In April we’re teaming up with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) to host an event at Mission Brewery downtown during the big Experimental Biology conference. You may know we are big proponents of science communication because it helps researchers with their careers, funding, and connecting with other scientists.
The event will feature bloggers, reporters, industry professionals, public speaking experts, and policy makers, all who will be available to help you improve your science communication skills. We’ll have some fun contests to help you meet people, and there …

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SDBN March 26th 2012 Event with Organovo

Posted by Mary Canady March 6th, 2012 .
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Organovo is an exciting San Diego biotech company with technology to create human tissue through a technique called 3D bioprinting. The tissue can be used for drug discovery and development, and the company has been included in the MIT Technology Review’s 2012 TR50 list of the world’s most innovative companies. The excitement around Organovo has grown since they recently announced funding and their stock is now publicly traded. You’ll get the chance to hear from CEO Keith Murphy at our March 26th event, he’ll give a presentation titled ‘3D Bioprinting …

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SDBN February 21st Free Happy Hour: Learning to Leverage Networks

Posted by Mary Canady February 8th, 2012 .
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The SDBN group continues to grow rapidly, with about 6,000 members on LinkedIn, thousands more on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 1,000 biotech professionals attending our events each year. How can you leverage the network and your geographic advantage of being in San Diego? Come to our free happy hour February 21st at Green Flash Brewery and you’ll be able to learn from the Comprendia team about how you can leverage networks and tools to advance your career and business. As usual, we’ll also be open to your suggestions …

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