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by SunilNagpal at 10-18-2017, 01:07 PM
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I, like many others on internet, think it should be 38, what's your take and explanation?
by maducisca at 10-18-2017, 12:28 AM
Am a Nigerian and currently in my third year studying biotechnology. I like to write and can I get suggestions on good biotechnology topics to work on.
Especially one that'll benefit nigerians, Africa at large.
Thanks.
by deeba at 10-17-2017, 10:10 PM
Sir, please tell how should i prepare for Bioprocess engineering and process Biotechnology for Gate 2018..I am having a tough time preparing for it.
by sanjaibiotech@yahoo.com at 10-16-2017, 10:36 AM
Department of Biotechnology, Thapar University is Organizing an International Conference on Drug Discovery: Biotechnology & Pharma at Cross Roads from 15-17th February 2018.
Conference tracks: 1. Biodiversity and Bioprospection
                              2. Screening Technologies for Drug Discovery
                              3. Natural product chemistry in Drug Development
                              4. Biologics, Biopharmaceuticals and Pharmacogenomics
                              5. Synthetic biology and Metabolomics
                              6. Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine
                              7.  Interface of Academia and Industry in Drug Discovery

We are inviting speaker proposals in all tracks by 25th October 2017.
We are also inviting abstracts for poster presentation .
Registration for the conference opens on 30th October 2017.

You can please write to me at : Prof. Dr. Sanjai Saxena, Convenor, International Conference on Drug Discovery: Biotechnology & Pharma at CrossRoads, Department of Biotechnology, Thapar University, Patiala 147004, Punjab INDIA
sanjaibiotech@yahoo.com; ssaxena@thapar.edu Mobile +91 9888219815
by mfiume at 10-12-2017, 02:49 AM
Date: October 17th 2017, 7-9pm
Location: Hilton, Orlando
Price: Free

FLOW brings together thought leaders in bioinformatics to deliver a practical workshop on open, reproducible workflows. At FLOW, you will learn how to use the latest tools and standards to write, run, and scale open workflows in the cloud, including Broad's GATK4. 
Refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited.

Register here
by BETSY ANN at 10-11-2017, 04:52 PM
Hi everyone,

Can anybody please give an outline of BITP final interview and commonly asking questions for the same
by Lavkeshsharma at 10-11-2017, 04:56 AM
Strand hiring Bioinformatics Scientists.
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by Lavkeshsharma at 10-11-2017, 04:19 AM
Scientists discover way to reduce animal feed and food production costs by increasing a key nutrient in corn

Source:Rutgers University

Summary:Scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn -- the world's largest commodity crop -- by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study.

   


Rutgers scientists have found an efficient way to enhance the nutritional value of corn -- the world's largest commodity crop -- by inserting a bacterial gene that causes it to produce a key nutrient called methionine, according to a new study.

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick discovery could benefit millions of people in developing countries, such as in South America and Africa, who depend on corn as a staple. It could also significantly reduce worldwide animal feed costs.

"We improved the nutritional value of corn, the largest commodity crop grown on Earth," said Thomas Leustek, study co-author and professor in the Department of Plant Biology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. "Most corn is used for animal feed, but it lacks methionine -- a key amino acid -- and we found an effective way to add it."

The study, led by Jose Planta, a doctoral student at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, was published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Methionine, found in meat, is one of the nine essential amino acids that humans get from food, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It is needed for growth and tissue repair, improves the tone and flexibility of skin and hair, and strengthens nails. The sulfur in methionine protects cells from pollutants, slows cell aging and is essential for absorbing selenium and zinc.

Every year, synthetic methionine worth several billion dollars is added to field corn seed, which lacks the substance in nature, said study senior author Joachim Messing, a professor who directs the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. The other co-author is Xiaoli Xiang of the Rutgers Department of Plant Biology and Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China.

"It is a costly, energy-consuming process," said Messing, whose lab collaborated with Leustek's lab for this study. "Methionine is added because animals won't grow without it. In many developing countries where corn is a staple, methionine is also important for people, especially children. It's vital nutrition, like a vitamin."

Chicken feed is usually prepared as a corn-soybean mixture, and methionine is the sole essential sulfur-containing amino acid that's missing, the study says.

The Rutgers scientists inserted an E. coli bacterial gene into the corn plant's genome and grew several generations of corn. The E. coli enzyme -- 3?-phosphoadenosine-5?-phosphosulfate reductase (EcPAPR) -- spurred methionine production in just the plant's leaves instead of the entire plant to avoid the accumulation of toxic byproducts, Leustek said. As a result, methionine in corn kernels increased by 57 percent, the study says.

Then the scientists conducted a chicken feeding trial at Rutgers and showed that the genetically engineered corn was nutritious for them, Messing said.

Surprise, one important outcome was that corn plant growth was not affected

In the developed world, including the U.S., meat proteins generally have lots of methionine, Leustek said. But in the developing world, subsistence farmers grow corn for their family's consumption.

study shows that they wouldn't have to purchase methionine supplements or expensive foods that have higher methionine

Journal Reference:

Jose Planta, Xiaoli Xiang, Thomas Leustek, Joachim Messing. Engineering sulfur storage in maize seed proteins without apparent yield loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017; 201714805 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1714805114
by anuj at 10-11-2017, 02:25 AM
Sir, i want to know about the internship projects. As i m pursuing B. S. C (H) biotechnology. So, i want to know tht where i can get the good interships.
by Muskan Gupta at 10-09-2017, 05:49 PM
Can u plz tell me abt entrance exams held for MBA biotech.. n it's scop..
by Vikash at 10-07-2017, 08:29 PM
im vikash...
hope i would learn something new and intresting.here....,?
by RINKI at 10-07-2017, 07:55 PM
Explain leaky potassium channel.
by saswati mishra at 10-07-2017, 04:34 PM
HIV GENOTYPING and role of mutation in drug resistance are different??
by saswati mishra at 10-07-2017, 03:12 PM
Sir, can you please suggest me some recent experiment or topics related to genetics and chemical science for my internship???
by Lavkeshsharma at 10-07-2017, 04:14 AM
Recruitment Drive by Syngene for Analytical - NPD on 8th October 2017 , Sunday at Hyedrabad

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by RINKI at 10-06-2017, 07:43 PM
Is their any options for internship in research projects...???
by Lavkeshsharma at 10-06-2017, 06:52 AM
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by Lavkeshsharma at 10-06-2017, 06:38 AM
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Qualification : Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Bioinformatics with 1-2 years experience.

Freshers in Bioinformatics with good academic record can also apply.(2016-17).

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by danielleh at 10-06-2017, 06:26 AM
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share a cool resource for you all. 
Biotech is both a high-growth and high-risk industry. In this field, success strongly relies on the science behind every concept that a company strives to make a reality. One of the main challenges in biotech is that the outcome of any long-term R&D project heavily depends on time-sensitive experiments that can sometimes cost a little fortune each.

Both public and private funding is usually limited, at least in comparison with the extremely high costs associated with R&D. 
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by danielleh at 10-06-2017, 06:24 AM
Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share a cool resource for you all. 
Biotech is both a high-growth and high-risk industry. In this field, success strongly relies on the science behind every concept that a company strives to make a reality. One of the main challenges in biotech is that the outcome of any long-term R&D project heavily depends on time-sensitive experiments that can sometimes cost a little fortune each.

Both public and private funding is usually limited, at least in comparison with the extremely high costs associated with R&D. 
We have published a white paper on how to effectively manage the costs in your lab - “The Essential Guide to Managing Biotech Labs”. Download it for free here: http://ow.ly/fnQE30fFNfZ
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