Posted 19th December 2016 by Jane Williams
Jane Fife has nearly 20 years of expertise in application technology and agricultural biologics. Joining 3Bar Biologics in 2016 as Chief Science Officer, her responsibilities include new product development and leading 3Bar’s long-term R&D portfolio.
Posted 30th November 2016 by Jane Williams
Jean B. Ristaino has spent her career studying Phytophthora diseases of global importance, and has recently been awarded with the Excellence in International Service Award by the American Phytopathological Society for her achievements.
Posted 23rd November 2016 by Jane Williams
Microfluidics is a rapidly developing area of research and scientists are continually discovering the wide range of possibilities the technology can provide. Carolyn Ren is one such scientist. We spoke to Carolyn about her research around droplet microfluidics and how it enables high throughput screening analysis by utilising nanolitre-sized drops as mobilised test tubes.
Posted 28th October 2016 by Jane Williams
From 1996 to 2000, Vincent Noireaux worked in the laboratory of Jacques Prost at the Curie Institute. He joined the laboratory of Albert Libchaber at the Rockefeller University following the completion of his PhD, and in 2005, moved to the University of Minnesota, where he currently works. We spoke with Vincent about his thoughts on the future of synthetic biology, existing bottlenecks and his own work adapting TX-TL for synthetic biology applications.
Posted 14th October 2016 by Jane Williams
A scientist at DuPont Nutrition and Health, Nicolas Yeung’s research focus is on the effect of probiotics on human health. qPCR has enabled advances in his research, however it also comes with some potential sources of error. We had a chat with Nicolas ahead of the qPCR and Digital PCR Congress, where he will discuss the approaches to tackling these issues.
Posted 30th September 2016 by Jane Williams
As a child, science, especially biomedical sciences, fascinated me. After watching Jurassic Park I decided that a career in Molecular Biology was the way to go and so I pursued a degree at Warwick University in the UK. After my degree (having not yet cloned a dinosaur but certainly learned a lot about cellular and molecular biology…) I pursued a Masters in Biotechnology at Nottingham Trent University where I discovered two of my continued scientific passions; mass spectrometry and tumour immunology.