Bioinformatics methods tap into some amazing technologies and resources but the real power of these tools isn't always clear to our students. This talk will focus on using a combination of protein blast and molecular modeling to identify amino acids in a drug binding site and predict whether a different protein will be likely to bind the same drug.
In talk, I will demonstrate how existing drugs might be repurposed to treat viral infections. Learn how students can apply bioinformatics tools like BLAST and Molecule World to address real-world problems and make discoveries.
SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC ( https://dwbio.com ), a biotechnology education company, announces that it has received a $351,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Education Program to advance Biotech-Careers.org and Bio-Link.org capabilities (award DUE 1764225 ) . In the project, DWBio will introduce capabilities to Biotech-Careers.org that help improve students’ knowledge of biotech opportunities and ability to find employment as well as improve and sustain the digital infrastructure connecting the biotech-education online community.Read more
The 14th Annual Worthington BiO conference will be help April 5th & 6th, 2018 in Worthington, MN. Sponsored by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation, the conference will feature speakers from the Minnesota Department of Labor, industry representatives, students, and several speakers from the Bio-Link National Advanced Technology Education Center for Biotechnology. Dr. Sandra Porter, Co-PI on the Bio-Link National Center, the AC2 Regional Bio-Link Center, and START Immunobiotechnology, will talk about "Building a biotech powerhouse in Worthington, Minnesota," and ... Read more
Sandra Porter, PhD, president of Digital World Biology will be speaking on Friday, Mar. 16th at Flathead Valley Community College's DNA Bootcamp for Teachers in Kalispell, MT. Dr. Porter will work with teachers on using molecular modeling to see how proteins (or drugs) bind to DNA molecules and in exploring mutations that affect protein structure and function.
The workshop is sponsored by a grant from the Advanced Technology Education Program at the National Science Foundation.
From communicating with friends and colleagues, to promoting business, to influencing elections, social media’s impact can be significant. Once you’ve decided to use social media, you need to pick platforms and measure your effectiveness. This can be daunting. What are the must-haves and what are the nice-to-haves? Do you have to have a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, a Pinterest page, and your own website? What about Twitter, blogging, Instagram, and Snapchat? The simple answer to these questions is - it depends. It depends on your goals. What do you want to accomplish? Who do you want to ... Read more