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Madeline Patton
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Fri, Jun 26 2020
algae experiments

Algae have become increasingly popular in biotechnology for multiple purposes. They are used to manufacture products like nutritional supplements, oils, dyes, and textiles. Companies use algae to treat wastewater, capture carbon, and provide fertilizer. Adidas even makes a running shoe with foam from algae. Learn more about algae companies and what they do .

Speakers : Ira Levine, PhD, Professor, Natural & Applied Sciences, and Fulbright Scholar and Schonna Manning, PhD, University of Texas ... Read more

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Fri, Jun 5 2020
An antigen presenting cell presents a peptide antigen to a T cell

This Friday, we will have a guest speaker from the University of Washington, Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, share basic concepts around vaccines. This lecture will help us prepare for a later discussion when we dive into vaccines against COVID-19 in greater detail.

Speaker : Dr. David Koelle , Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, University of Washington.
Dr. Koelle studies virology and immunology, along with viral oncogenesis, tumor immunotherapy, practical vaccinology issues such as adjuvants and delivery systems ... Read more

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Fri, May 22 2020

In this webinar, we will introduce basic concepts in immunology and demonstrate how to use the Immune Epitope Database to investigate immunity to COVID-19 and gain insights into key requirements for developing antibodies and vaccines to COVID-19. We will also present an activity that students can use for a research project and investigate immunity to whatever they choose.

Speaker : Dr. Sandra Porter, Shoreline Community College, Digital World Biology, and InnovATE BIO .

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Fri, May 15 2020
Biomolecule profiles - photo credit Todd Smith, Digital World Biology

Performing assays and testing samples is fundamental to all biotechnology workplaces, from basic research laboratories to large-scale production facilities. With the COVID-19 pandemic, diagnostic assays have entered the limelight. Last week, we discussed the use of molecular diagnostics to identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. This week, we will talk about testing for the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 proteins. The presence of anti-SARS-COV-2 antibodies tells us if a person has been infected.

In this webinar, we will introduce basic assay principles so that you and your ... Read more

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Fri, May 8 2020
We got this mural

This Friday, we will discuss the design and use of molecular diagnostic tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2, specifically, quantitative RT-PCR. This test uses Reverse transcriptase to make a copy of the novel coronavirus RNA, and fluorescent probes to measure the amount of viral RNA in a sample.

Dr. Meei-Li Huang from the Virology division at the University of Washington will join us. Dr. Huang is part of a group that has been working on the front lines since late February to evaluate quantitative PCR assays and test people for COVID-19.

We will also talk ... Read more

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Fri, May 1 2020
We will thrive

We've been working in this crazy situation for a few weeks now and it's time in this fifth webinar to check in and see how everyone is doing, learn about the ways you've risen to the challenge, and see how InnovATE BIO can help.

This Friday, in the first part of our session, Dr. Daiyuan (Daisy) Zhang from Del Mar College will tell us how about a strategy she devised for having her students prepare for doing research with SARS-CoV-2.

In the second part, we would like to hear from you and learn what you've been doing to adapt.

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Fri, Apr 24 2020

Going Virtual while Sheltering-in-place: Developing Tools & Strategies (Zoom Meeting)

With the onset of the current pandemic, when the shelter-in-place order was first put into effect, it took a long moment to take it all in. Our campuses were closing, our interns were being told they could no longer work in the lab. Rather than canceling everything and ending the semester abruptly, we were being encouraged to continue however possible, somehow developing engaging and comparable online versions of all our coursework and program-related activities.

This ... Read more

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Fri, Apr 17 2020

This informal webinar will address two main topics:

What are biotech companies doing to combat COVID-19? How can we have students explore biotech career opportunities in these crazy times?

This session will address an online website and database that students can use to explore biotech careers. The main tool we will use is , a career site and biotech company database developed by Digital World Biology , with funding from the National Science ... Read more

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