Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach State College...

Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach State College Biotechnology Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach
Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach State College Biotechnology Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach
Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach State College Biotechnology Season¢â‚¬â„¢s Greetings from Palm Beach
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    December 19, 2014

    Season’s Greetings from Palm Beach State College Biotechnology A heartfelt thanks to our many partners for hosting lab tours, inviting us to events, bringing your

    students on campus for labs and activities, joining our Business Partnership Council, serving as ad- junct faculty, for financial and in-kind support, and for helping us grow the STEM workforce pipeline:

    21st Century Community Learning Center Akron Biotech Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Beacon Cove Elementary School BioFlorida Biotest BioTools Boynton Beach HS, Cytonics Corp Depuy Synthes Dyadic International Florida Atlantic University Florida International University Forest Hill HS Goodwin Biotechnology, Inc. Immunosite Technologies Inlet Grove School John I Leonard HS, Jupiter Environmental Labs Jupiter High School Life Sciences South Florida Long Island University (CW Post) Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI)

    Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Notre Dame University Ocean Ridge Biosciences Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches Palm Beach County Maritime Academy Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office Palm Beach Gardens High School Palm Beach Lakes High School Pine Jog Elementary Sancilio & Company Scripps Research Institute-Florida Seminole Ridge High School Somahlution St. Luke’s Catholic School Suncoast High School T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society The Quantum Foundation The School District of Palm Beach County The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium ThermoFisher Scientific Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) Watkins Middle School White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    Not one of our partners? We would love to work with your organization to create STEM opportuni-

    ties. Let us know how we can serve you in 2015.

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    Palm Beach State College STEM Community Outreach

    Palm Beach State College participated in the Neuroscience Discovery Day at Max Planck In-

    stitute of Neuroscience. PBSC biotech was on hand to show how to use a microscope, how bacteria digest virus DNA, how to use a micro pipet and load agarose gels. Thanks to Max

    Planck's Dr. Ana Fiallos for inviting us, and for the hands on labs run by PBSC's Dr. Mercer, Dr. Nelson Daniels Chemistry Professor, and Biotech students Leticia Gnazzo and Rebecca

    Stremel. A photo of our activity booth at Max Planck's Neuroscience Discovery Day made the first page of a newspaper section. Read the story here.

    This holiday season give yourself the gift of a hands-on education that leads to career opportu-

    nities in biomedical research, R&D, drug discovery, manufacturing, and medical devices. We

    have 19-credit and 61-credit program. Sign up for classes today! Biology (BSC1010/L), Chemis-

    try (CHM1045/L), Intro to Biotech (BSC2421/L), Bioinformatics (BSC2435), and more!

    Affordable and close to home. Online and evening classes available.


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    Do you have a Palm Beach State College Biotech story ? Let us know!

    Upcoming Events

     12/19/14 Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony, Palm Beach County Convention Center / 9:00AM-2:00PM

     12/20/14-1/4/15 College Closed

     1/5/15 Fulltime Faculty Department Cluster Meetings Lake Worth campus NS129/ 9:00AM-12:00PM

     1/6/15 Biotech Staff Spring Startup SC214/3:30PM followed by All Faculty Meeting and potluck dinner


     1/7/15 Spring term begins

     1/8/15 Scripps Seminar, Dr. Anjelica Gonzalez, Assistant Professor Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Yale

    University. “Engineered Human Microvasculature: Composite Cellular and Matrix Structures Regulate Leu-

    kocyte Recruitment. Bld. B Room B158/4-5:00PM

     1/13/15 Last day to drop classes

     1/14/15 Life Science and Technology Hub, creating careers from ideas! Waterway Cafe Palm Beach Gar-

    dens, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-8:00pm. More info here

     1/19/15 College Closed for Martin Luther King Day  1/20/15 Biotech Staff meeting SC201/12:50-1:50PM  1/20/15 Biotechnology Info Session SC214’2:00PM.Registration info here or call 561-207-5055  1/22/15 Biotechnology Association meeting SC214/11:00AM-12:00PM more info here

     1/28/15 Max Planck Public Lecture and Concert Series, Science Meets Music. David Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

    MPFI /doors open 5:30 lecture begins 6:00PM

     1/30/15 Synapse 2015 Annual Poster Session and Happy Hour Max Planck Institute for Neurosci-

    ence/4:00PM –6:00PM RSVP here

    Have an event to share? Let us know.

    Click HERE to RSVP

    C&EN's INAUGURAL VIRTUAL SYMPOSI- UM: SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 - NOW ON- DEMAND Advances in Drug Discovery & Development webinar is now available on- demand. To review the webinar or tell a col- league about it, here it is on-demand: http:// advances-in-drug-discovery

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    Interested in sponsoring the Biotechnology Program?

    We need your support to grow and provide more opportunities for life

    science students. Contact Dr. Mercer for details on how you can help.

    Want to receive this newsletter to a different email address? Know a colleague who could benefit

    from the newsletter? Please contact Brenda Lesser to be added to the mailing list.


    Have your "Over the next five years, I see myself..." elevator pitch rehearsed and ready to fire. No more than 60 seconds. One or two sentences if possible.

    The Countess has arrived to PBSC Biotechnology!

    The Spring Intro to Tissue Culture course (BSC2416C) will be learning how to use this instrument for counting

    cells and determining transfection efficiencies.

    The Countess® II FL Automated Cell Counter is a bench-top cell assay platform equipped with state-of-the-art

    optics and image analysis software for rapid assessment of cells in suspension. It has fluorescence capabili-

    ties—bright-field and two optional fluorescence channels—researchers can count cells, monitor fluorescent pro-

    tein expression, and measure cell viability.

    Attention Students, Teachers, and Scientists.

    Bioinformatics is now offered completely online! Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the field of molecular biolo-

    gy. In this course, the student will gain an opportunity to analyze prima-

    ry data using bioinformatics tools and learn what they mean in a biologi-

    cal context. The student will also learn what databases are used when with DNA, RNA, or protein such as Pub-

    Med, Blast, and GenBank, depending on your research needs. This will allow you to further analyze the results

    obtained in the laboratory. Sign up today! More information here.