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by Jim Shamp

There wasn’t much talk about denim jeans, but cotton genes were all the rage among 132 specialists from 11 countries convening in North Carolina last month.

With no fanfare, the far-flung group of experts came to Raleigh for the 2012 International Cotton Genome Initiative [ICGI] Research Conference October 9 through 12.

This was the eighth time the group has gathered for the biennial event, but the first time ever in the United States -- even though the U.S. is the world’s third-largest cotton producer, behind only China and India.

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Business & Commercialization, Agriculture
by Jim Shamp

If you’re with one of the 500 or so life-science R&D, manufacturing or contract research and testing companies in North Carolina, now is the time to stand up and be counted in our Company Directory.

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

Borrowing a line from the Grateful Dead classic, our October event featured personal stories and professional advice from three North Carolinians whose career paths have taken some interesting twists and turns.  These mid-career professionals have had various experiences in academia, industry and government, working for non-profits as well as multinational corporations.  Our panel included Marcelo Anderson, Associate Director, Manufacturing Sciences, Biogen Idec; Bill Bullock, Vice President, Bioscience Industrial Development, North Carolina Biotechnology Center; and Neil Jones, Co-founder...

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Workforce & Education
by Jim Shamp, NCBiotech director of public relations

There is some justice. Even a decade ago, as I wrote in a front-page Durham Herald-Sun feature, Duke University scientist Bob Lefkowitz seemed destined to win the Nobel Prize. He'll finally fly to Stockholm in December to pick his up.

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Research, Triangle, Human Health
by Robin Deacle

The numbers you need to know about feeding the world: 50/100/70.

By 2050, we need 100 percent more food. 70 percent of that increase must come from technology.


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External, Statewide, Agriculture, Biofuels, Human Health, Life Sciences, NCBiotech
by Robin Deacle

Today started with some sad news - longtime UNC system president Bill Friday died. 

Everyone knows the stories about this man, and I had the honor of meeting him last year. He and the boss had an interview scheduled, and Norris made a rare trip to Carolina's campus for the interview.

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About Us, Workforce & Education, Statewide
by Jim Shamp

 I had two phone calls last week reminding me, in very different ways, that life-science success takes a lot of juggling. And there’s no room for impatience.

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About Us, NCBiotech
by Jim Shamp

Fitch Ratings cites North Carolina's biotech base for giving Franklin County’s $64.9 million general obligation bonds a “stable” AA bond rating.

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Business & Commercialization, Triangle

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