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Digital World will attend the WSTA (Washington Science Teachers Association) meeting in Spokane WA this October 17-19. We will have our booth, iPads and demos of Molecule World and MW DNA Binding Lab. Perhaps a sneak peak of version 2! Additionally, Dr. Sandra Porter will conduct a workshop entitled "What can we learn from molecular structures?"Read more


Dr. Sandra Porter will attend the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Conference/ Gene Connection 25th Year Celebration and Conference, where she will learn how schools in California are working with NGSS. The conference, hosted by BABEC (Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium) will be at Skyline College, 3300 College Dr. San Bruno, CA from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.Read more


Dr. Todd Smith will attend the 2014 Sequencing, Finishing and Analysis in the Future meeting this week to discuss the use of genomics and proteomics data in education. This annual meeting is attended by experts in the genomics community who gather to discuss computational tools and technologies for nucleic acid sequencing.

Smith will present a poster and discuss how Digital World Biology is working to help students make use of the vast data resources created through publicly-funded research in genomics and proteomics as described further below.Read more


This is the question that Dr. Todd Smith and others will be seeking to answer in April at the first meeting of the Research Collaboratory Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education, funded by the National Science Foundation. As the former head and CSO for Geospiza, a PerkinElmer company, Dr. Smith is continuing a long-standing Digital World Biology tradition of assisting educators by providing an industry perspective.Read more


Dr. Porter, founder of Digital World Biology, will be on-site at the 16th Annual Bio-Link Summer Fellows Forum to answer questions about Molecule World and assist instructors who plan to introduce bioinformatics in their classes.

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Dr. Sandra Porter, founder of Digital World Biology and longtime bioinformatics and biotech educator, will be speaking in the Community College Program at BIO 2014 in San Diego. Dr. Porter's talk, "Bioinformatics for Biotechnicians," will focus on the bioinformatics skills that biotechnicians need to learn.Read more


A grant from the Amgen Foundation will be funding Dr. Dina Kovarik from Digital World Biology, and Adrienne Houck from Shoreline Community College, to work together to provide high quality professional development opportunities for Washington area high school teachers over the next two years through the Amgen Biotech Experience. Teachers participating in the project work with red and green fluorescent proteins and learn about DNA extraction, cloning, and bioinformatics.

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Digital World Biology announced today that it was awarded a phase I SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation. The company will use the grant funds to develop new applications and learning materials that use bioinformatics tools to help students investigate biology.Read more

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