The CBA conference in Foster City on Saturday October 10, 2015 was the first time that many Skyline College students attended a professional meeting in Bioscience. The CBA allowed students to attend the conference without cost, and even provided lunch. The session talks were designed to introduce current research in genome sequencing used in the field of personalized medicine, immune-Oncology, stem cells and leadership in Biotech.
Dr. Folsom is the student outreach coordinator for the CBA. Members of the CBA and the vendors were greatly impressed with Skyline College students’ questions and their ability to network. One of the conference sponsors expressed willingness to demonstrate their advanced technology in Cell Counts & Cell Analysis System at Skyline College biology department in the near future.
Many students expressed their interest in doing research and everyone in the biology department hopes that they continue their interest by doing research and attending the Skyline College Research Symposium in the spring.
Article by Jing Folsom and Nick Kapp