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Kitty cat

Dr. Sandra Porter presents at the 5th Life Discovery Conference (March 21-23) in Gainsville FL.


Caturday Microbiomes – Thinking Outside the Litter Box With Danny and Lil Bub

Author : Sandra Porter, Digital World Biology LLC and Bio-Link

Abstract : Learn how to investigate and compare the microbiomes from Lil Bub, a YouTube celebrity cat with several genetic abnormalities, and Danny, a normal house cat, using whole genome DNA sequencing data provided by Phase Genomics, Inc.

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Infographic: BCRs vs TCRs

Join us at the ABRF annual meeting for a poster presentation on Immuno-biotech and bioinformatics.


Immuno-biotechnology and bioinformatics in Community Colleges

By : Todd M. Smith, Sandra G. Porter, Dina Kovarik Digital World Biology and Shoreline Community College

Immuno-biotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of biotechnology. Digital World Biology’s database ... Read more

ABRF 2019 in San Antonio TX

Join us at the ABRF annual meeting for a special panel introducing the community to ABRF. To learn more about the panel read: Community colleges: the new frontier for advanced biotechnology education and laboratory services .


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Are you attending the WSTA conference in Bellingham ? Be sure to look for the Digital World Biology booth. We will have iPads with Molecule World, so you can try out some molecular modeling and we'll have card decks for playing lower tech card games. You'll be able to play Amino Fish , ... Read more

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 ... Read more

SEATTLE, Digital World Biology LLC ( ), 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 and capabilities (award DUE 1764225 ) . In the project, DWBio will introduce capabilities to 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

Worthington Minnesota biotech

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.

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Social Media Choices

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

11-11-17 NABT 2017 - 10:30 am - 11:45 am Drug Discovery and Zika Virus

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