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2012 Science Idol Winner

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-27-2012

Last week we told you about the 2012 Science Idol competition organized by science musician superstar Tom McFad.

Here is the winning video in the 22+ category.

Science Idol 2012

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 06-16-2012

Looks like fun. And you can win a trip to New Zealand!

$10 Million Award Up for Grabs

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 05-29-2012

Want to win a cool $10 Million? Why not take part in the The Archon Genomics X PRIZE competition? Last time we discussed the X PRIZE competitors were challenged to create a medical device akin to the famous Star Trek® Tricorder (see Turning a Stat Trek Vision Into Reality). This time around, things are much simpler. All you have to do is be the first team to design and build a rapid and inexpensive technology that can accurately sequence the whole human genome. Why is this important? Check it out:

Jump on the proteomic bandwagon

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-06-2012

Proteomics is about to take a big leap forward, that is if the NIH can help it.

Last week, the NIH put out a request for information aimed at determining how best to accelerate research in disruptive proteomics technologies. The organization is hoping that submissions will aim to greatly outperform current mass spec technologies and introduce an all new way of advancing proteomic questions.

According to the proposal:

The Disruptive Proteomics Technologies (DPT) Working Group of the NIH Common Fund wishes to identify gaps and opportunities in current technologies and methodologies related to proteome-wide measurements. For the purposes of this RFI, “disruptive” is defined as very rapid, very significant gains, similar to the “disruptive” technology development that occurred in DNA sequencing technology.

These are exciting times for the field of proteomics. Don’t be left behind! Click here to find out more on how to get involved today!

Wecome to the 2012 Google Science Fair!

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-21-2012

Google is at it again. Welcome to the 2012 Google Science Fair. Entry deadline is April 1, 2012.

Check out last year’s superstar winners. They certainly impressed me!