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Event: 2011 AAAS Community College Forum on Biotechnology Education

Dr. Daisy Zhang talks about having her students do GMO testing, PCR, plant genomic DNA isolation, doing plant tissue culture, and engineering plants with Agrobacterium at Del Mar College. Read more
Eilene Lyons discusses how St. Louis Community College worked with the government, local industry and research centers, such as the Danfrorth Plant Science Center, to build a strong and vital program in biotechnology education and a contract research lab in BRDG park. Not only do STLCC students provide a resource for the start up companies in the research park, they work on exciting projects like biofuels, genotyping, and qPCR to quantify gene expression in human astrocytes. Read more
Dr. Jim Hewlett talks about teaching research and biomanufacturing skills by having students work on research problems from local industry Read more
Dr. Sengyong Lee compares biomanufacturing and medical device manufacturing and talks about the programs for educating students in these areas at Ivy Tech Community College. Read more
Dr. Elaine Johnson describes Bio-Link and it's mission to ensure that all community college students have access to a high quality education and the appropriate training in biotechnology and bioscience. Read more
Dr. Phil Gibson from Gwinnette Technical College, talks about Bioscience in Georgia and the partnership between Gwinnett Community College, Athens Community College, and the Georgia Bioscience Technology Institute. You can follow @GaBioscience on Twitter. Read more
Craig Caldwell talks about two innovative education programs at Salt Lake City Community College: InnovaBio and the Distributed Gene Discovery Project. InnovaBio is a non-profit CRO (contract research organization) that gives students industry experience by having them work on industry projects. The Distributed Gene Discovery Project involves teachers throughout Utah whose students are cloning and sequencing genes from halophilic archea in the Great Salt Lake. Read more
Dr. Sandra Porter describes the philosophy and ideas that have informed the bioinformatics course at Austin Community College. Read more

Event: 2010 Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum

This session was presented by Elaine Johnson, John Carrese, Laurence Clement, Bill Grohe and Edie Kaeuper. Read more
This sharing session was led by Luanne Wolfgram, Biotechnology Program Director, Johnson County Community College in Kansas. Read more
This presentation was made by Edgar Troudt from Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY. Read more
This session was presented by Shelley O'Grady from Austin Community College. Read more
This session was presented by Linnea Fletcher, Program Officer at the National Science Foundation. Read more
This panel was moderated by Sonia Wallman. Panelists were Jim DeKloe, Lara Dowland, Denielle Thompson and Bill Woodruff. Read more
This was presented by Russ Read and Bill Woodruff. A report that accompanies the presentation is attached. Read more
Yolanda George, Deputy and Program Director, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Linnea Fletcher, Program Officer, National Science Foundation presented the recommendations of the Vision and Change Process. These files contain the introduction from Linnea Fletcher and talk by Yolanda George. Read more
This is a presentation made by Elaine Johnson at the opening session of the 12th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum. Read more
Workshop Information Date: Friday, June 4, 2010 Time: 1:30 - 4:15 Place: Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley, CA Academic (Computer) Center (Building 1) Workshop Facilitator Dr. Patricia Delich Workshop Description Using social media tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, as well as the new Bio-Link web site and listserv, learn fast and easy ways to stay connected and up-to-date with Bio-Link. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the social media tools Bio-Link uses. Read more
This informative session was presented by Jeanette Mowery and Lisa Seidman from Madison Area Technical College. Read more
In this workshop, we will analyze microarray data that were obtained from the GEO database at the NCBI. GEO is a database that contains expression data such as data from microarray experiments and from Next Generation DNA sequencing experiments like RNA-Seq. The instructions and links to Geospiza's GeneSifter analysis software (from Geopsiza, Inc.) are available at Digital World Biology. To get there: 1. Go to Digital World Biology ( ) 2. Select "Bioinformatics Tutorials" 3. Select "Exploring with microarrays: how do plants respond to drought?" Read more