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The New Demand for Biotech Industry Talent

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Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary field involving the integration of knowledge and skills drawn from numerous disciplines, such as microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and chemistry. Traditionally, the field of biotechnology has required a workforce with a wide array of highly specialized skills and training. Interestingly though, a shift has begun to take place, favoring people with interdisciplinary academic training who can support more than one project team and work across multiple areas. On September 10, Read More >

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BioGENEius – From Student Participant to Judge

BioGENEius – From Student Participant to Judge

It’s been two years since I participated as a student in BioGENEius. Last year I presented my work at the White House Science Fair and now I am privileged to attend BioGENEius 2013 as a judge. BioGENEius 2013 is in Chicago this year and as a student at Northwestern University in nearby Evanston, I jumped at the chance to attend again. As I joined the judges and learned about their backgrounds, I felt honored to Read More >

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Natalie Ng wins the International BioGENEius Challenge

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Today, Cupertino Junior Natalie Ng won the International BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research in biotechnology. Natalie’s research in breast cancer and biomarkers helped her stand out from the 13 other finalists from across the U.S., Canada and Australia competing for the Challenge’s top prize, a $7,500 cash award. The winner was named during the 2013 BIO International Convention’s keynote luncheon.  The International BioGENEius Challenges is one of Read More >

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Vertex Scientist Inspires Students with Aha! Moments

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As a senior research scientist in protein biochemistry at Vertex, Bryan Vought, PhD, can measure his career as a series of ‘aha moments.’ “What is missing in the classroom is the thrill of these moments, when you know you have discovered something truly spectacular… these moments are the essence of exciting science,” said Dr. Vought. “Science in the classroom is akin to a foreign language course, they have to learn the language before they can Read More >

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Brazil Reaches Beyond Borders to Strengthen STEM Education

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The Brazilian government has set an aggressive goal: To train 101,000 Brazilian students and researchers in top universities worldwide in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by 2014. Launched in 2011, the Science without Borders program is a Brazilian scholarship program, primarily funded by the government of Brazil, that seeks to strengthen and expand science and technology initiatives, innovation and competitiveness through international mobility of undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. Brazilian students and Read More >

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