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Jennifer Tsang

Jennifer Tsang is the Science Communications and Marketing Coordinator at Addgene.

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Sharing Plasmids Globally for COVID-19 Research

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Apr 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM

In the past few weeks, we’ve received over 2,600 COVID19 related plasmid requests. These plasmids have been heading to research labs in 43 countries.

COVID-19 research is happening fast and we’re glad to join these efforts and help scientists through plasmid sharing and more. These include plasmids that have been in the repository for many years, and new plasmids that scientists have deposited in the last several weeks. We've grown the collection of COVID-19 related plasmids to over 500 plasmids and our mission to accelerate research through sharing reagents has never been so important as scientists work around the clock to find solutions for COVID-19. Sharing speeds science.

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Topics: Other Plasmid Tools, Plasmids, COVID-19

Meet the New Addgene Board Members!

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Apr 28, 2020 9:14:14 AM

This year, Addgene welcomes three new members to the Board of Directors: Khandan Baradaran, Frank Stegmeier, and Luk Vandenberghe. We’re excited to grow the team and bring on scientists with a diverse set of experiences. Let’s meet the newest board members and get to know them!

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Topics: Inside Addgene, Addgene News

25 Work From Home Tips for Scientists

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Mar 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Are you a grad student, postdoc, or bench scientist who began working remotely recently? Most of us at Addgene began working from home last week to flatten the curve, but working remotely can be more difficult if your work is based in the lab.

If you’re unsure what to do during this period, check out these tips and resources collated by Addgenies to help you keep calm and science on.

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Topics: Science Careers, Professional Development

What's New in CRISPR - March 2020

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Mar 10, 2020 9:15:00 AM

In this quarterly blog series, we’ll highlight a few of the new CRISPR plasmids available at Addgene. We will still periodically focus on specific CRISPR plasmid tools more in-depth, but we hope that this blog series will help you find more new CRISPR tools for your research!

This time:

  • Optogenetic repression in yeast
  • Base editing
  • CRISPRi in Caulobacter crescentus
  • Multiplexed gRNA for human pluripotent stem cells
  • CRISPR-based DNA demethylation
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Topics: CRISPR, Other CRISPR Tools

Vote for Your Favorite Name for Blugene’s Virus Friend

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Feb 13, 2020 9:34:14 AM

Updated March 6, 2020.

After months of input and polling, Blugene's new virus friend finally has a name! We thank you for your participation in suggesting names and voting in our poll.

Now, we'd like you to meet.....

*drumroll*

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Topics: Fun at Addgene, Addgene News

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