Category Archives: Networking

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Leica and the Biomedical Center (BMC) in Munich Open Bioimaging Center

Leica Microsystems and the Biomedical Center (BMC) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich have announced the opening of the Leica Bioimaging Center, a core facility at the BMC for the use of bioimaging in applied cell research. Leica will use the premises as a reference and demo center. The new facilities are aimed to foster collaboration between microscope developers […]


Illumina Partners with 4 Biobanks to Genotype Their Collections

Illumina has signed agreements with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Anschutz Medical Campus, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute to genotype their sample collections. Illumina’s technology will initially analyze 200000 samples and combine the obtained genomic data with clinical records to identify the genetic causes of several diseases. Illumina’s sequencing technology, Infinium® Expanded Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array […]

The Bucaramanga Giant Who Crossed the Atlantic for Science

Jhon Alex Rodriguez Buitrago is a Colombian structural biologist who left his country to pursue a scientific career that has already taken him to Spain, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In love with evolution, positivism, Richard Dawkins and biophysical techniques, Jhon Alex talks about his life in the countries with the best beer in the world, strategically chosen […]

A Crowdsourced Comic for Lab Complaints

The Nature Publishing Group has recently opened a webpage where scientists can submit their lab gripes. Murphy´s Lab is an interesting initiative where people can complain about lack of laboratory etiquette, funding issues, internal politics or any other problem. Based on these complaints, comic strips will be made and shared with the world. Any person can submit […]

NEB Renews its Support to Shared Lab Space LabCentral

New England Biolabs (NEB) has confirmed the renewal of their financial support for LabCentral, the shared laboratory space for biotech startups in Boston. Both companies are commited to mentor high-potential business and research ideas in the biological sciences. LabCentral is a research facility located in Kendall Square, Cambridge. Surrounded by a top class research environment, the […]

BIO Latin America: The Largest Biotech Event of the Region

BIO Latin America, the largest event in the biotechnology sector in Latin America, will be celebrated between October 14th and 16th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The second edition of this conference will attract academics, investors and executives from around the world, making it the ideal place to learn about the current trends in the field, find business partners and know […]

Researcher Identity Network THOR Launched

The THOR (Technical and Human infrastructure for Open Research) project for researcher identification has officially launched. THOR is a state-of-the-art identifier network built on services provided by ORCID and DataCite that will allow researchers to have a Persistent Identifier (PID) that will be maintained throughout their whole career. This will enable researchers to have their […]

Labcritics at Science & You 2015

Labcritics was at Science & You 2015 in Nancy, France, a scientific communication event open to researchers, students, mediators and journalists. We enjoyed the high level of speakers and the vast offer of plenary conferences, workshop sessions and round table conferences. It was impossible to attend everything because of the overlapping schedules, as usual in […]