Immuno-biotechnology and Bioinformatics in Community Colleges PRESENTERS: Sandra Porter, Shoreline Community College , Todd Smith, Digital World Biology, LLC The use of new technologies such as immuno-profiling (where large numbers of immune receptors are sequenced en masse) and targeted cancer therapies (where researchers create, engineer, and grow modified T cells to attack tumors) is leading to job growth and a demand for new skills and knowledge in biomanufacturing, quality systems, immuno-bioinformatics, and cancer biology. In response to this new demand, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline, WA) has begun developing an immuno-biotechnology certificate. Part of this certificate includes a five-week course (30 ... Read more
As described in on the event page , the Biosciences Industry Fellowship Program, hosted by Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem North Carolina, was an action packed three weeks. The first week included visits and workshops in partnering schools. During the second week we participated in a week long green fluorescent protein biomanufactuing workshop that covered the gamut from 30 liter fermentation, to isolation, to purification, to filling vials in sterile conditions. In the last week we visited and toured area biotechnology companies and closed with presentations by the participants.
Photos from the workshop are below. ... Read more
Presenter: Dr. Elaine Johnson, Bio-Link National Center California now has two programs that offer Bachelor's degrees in Biomanufacturing. In Northern California the degree is offered by Solano Community College and in Southern California the degree is offered by MiraCosta Community College. Read more
Presenter: Barbara Juncosa, PhD, MiraCosta College In September 2014 Governor Brown signed SB850 that provided the authority for 15 community colleges to pilot baccalaureate degree programs. MiraCosta College was one of those colleges and now has enrolled students into its Biomanufacturing Bachelor's degree. Take a look at what they have already accomplished and what lessons they have learned. Read more