July 2013

Partner Project News

Forest Genetics 2013 Conference

Dr. Sally Aitken and her lab have headed to Whistler for the Forest Genetics 2013 conference. This event is held in Whistler and runs from July 22nd to July 25th. Follow the conference on Twitter with hashtag #ForGen13. For more information, visit The Aitken Lab Blog

Genome BC Annual Report

Genome BC has published its Annual Report 2012-13. Read more about some of our partner projects and the GREAT program, as well as other Genome BC projects at http://issuu.com/genomebc/docs/4396_genomebc_ar-vf-jun28.

Do you have any news on your research project that you’d like to share?

Please let us know so we can feature it in our upcoming newsletters.


Intern Feature: Fraser Larock

In our Intern Feature series, we will profile genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC interns and their work with our partner projects.

fraser2In our third interview of the series, meet one of our commercialization analyst interns, Fraser Larock. Since May 2013, he has been working closely with Dr. Vernon Bachor of the Harnessing microbial diversity for sustainable use of forest biomass resources (Lignin) project. The UBC forestry student also went through our Lean Launch Pad program to learn about customer development and how to come up with the best solution for a marketable product. Read more about Fraser’s internship experience at his profile page.

What Are Our Interns Up To?

For more information on our Internship Program, please visit the Internships page or contact us.

Recent Events

Tools for Scientific Storytelling: Social Media Workshop

July 4th, 2013

genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC was pleased to present a Social Media workshop with science communicator Ben Paylor (@BenPaylor) to explore the benefits of using Twitter and other platforms to communicate scientific research. Thank you Ben!

Missed the workshop? Don’t worry. We will offer a follow-up session this fall, with a focus on case studies examples and specific “how tos” to garner support for your initiative. Please stay tuned for more information.

For more information on the workshop, please visit the course page.

Upcoming Events

Project Manager Luncheon

August 15th, 2013

genomics.entrepreneurship@UBC cordially invites all project managers from our partner projects to a luncheon to discuss the year ahead for your projects, share news and best practices, and identify specific areas where GREAT can support your project goals. Join us for a mingle and lunch to celebrate the summer! Venue TBD. Please RSVP to Andrea Lloyd.

Tales from the Genome

Don’t know much about genomics? No worries! Udacity has a free online course for people who want to learn more about the fundamentals of genetics, with a focus on human genomes. No previous experience is necessary and you can take the course at your own pace. For more information or to register, please visit the course page at Udacity.

You can view all upcoming events on our Events calendar.

Top Tweets

@seanmcarroll Science is not opposed to storytelling. Science is a *genre* of storytelling. Stories of the real world, inspired by observations thereof.
@cswa_news 4 simple yet effective strategies for effective #science #journalism #scicomm from @Rae_Ellen_ http://raeellenbichell.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/fresh-smells/ … -cc
@m_m_campbell “You are writing about science because you like science.” Super advice on science writing. http://www.yourwildlife.org/2013/06/advice-for-scientists-who-want-to-write-for-the-public/ … #SciComm by @RobRDunn
@funnyfishes Hey scientists—dipping your toes in the social media sea? Dive in more with this guide http://www.plosbiology.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001535&representation=PDF …

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