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My Journey From BioGENEius to PhD Student

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve known that research and biotechnology would be a large part of my life. Science has always been a passion of mine, and I was lucky to be guided into the laboratory at an early age. In 11th grade I met my mentor, Dr. Angela Crawley, when she was a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Jonathan Angel’s laboratory at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Here, I was introduced Read More >

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Out of Africa: Biomedical Innovation and Expertise

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Scientific research holds the key to unlocking creative and effective solutions for alleviating the burden of disease on the world’s populations. Developing countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, are disproportionately encumbered by disease – many of which are endemic only to those geographies.  Yet these same regions are a wellspring of innovative and creative ideas that are being used to advance biomedical science and healthcare product development. Research centers within these regions are yet Read More >

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How BioGENEius Led Me To Discover My Passion for Biotechnology

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As a wide-eyed 15-year old, I presented my research on epigenetics to an eminent panel of Ph.Ds. The setting was the BioGENEius Challenge alongside the 2009 BIO International Convention in Atlanta. The participation and the recognition for my work during the Convention in Atlanta ignited my passion for a career in biotechnology. I have always aspired to be a change-maker making an enduring impact on society. I found a purposeful pathway in biotechnology through the Read More >

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More Than 90 Patient Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Patients and Innovation

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Today, the Epilepsy Foundation and a diverse group of more than 90 advocacy organizations submitted a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging Congress to maintain a strong and secure patent system that encourages investments in innovative treatments and devices as it considers comprehensive patent reform. Together, our organizations represent millions of individuals waiting for the next breakthrough treatment, and hopefully, cure. Without strong patents, many innovative ideas will not make it from the Read More >

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TSC Global Awareness Day

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On May 15, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) will join tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world to observe the fourth annual TSC Global Awareness Day.  On this day, thousands of individuals and families affected by TSC will join together to increase public awareness of the rare disease and share their stories of hope for the future. This year’s TSC Global Awareness Day will feature a social media campaign called #IAMTSC, which will Read More >

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