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Jennifer Tsang

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

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15 Years of Addgene: The Top 15 Plasmids

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Jan 8, 2019 8:54:52 AM

15 years of plasmid sharing has certainly taken us on many adventures...From moving office locations three times, to opening our UK office in 2014, to starting our viral vector service in 2016...we’re excited to help scientists share their reagents with the scientific community.

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Topics: Plasmid Technology, Scientific Sharing, Inside Addgene

2019 Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Travel Awards

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Jan 7, 2019 10:05:42 AM

UPDATE (02/16/2019): THE TRAVEL AWARD IS NOW CLOSED - WE WILL MAKE A DECISION IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS.

Are you a masters student, PhD student, or postdoc using fluorescent proteins in your research? Consider applying for the Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Travel Awards.

To commemorate their innumerable contributions to the development of fluorescent protein tools, biological research, and their dedication to scientific sharing, Addgene is once again seeking applications for the Michael Davidson and Roger Tsien Commemorative Travel Awards. These $2,000 USD awards will be open to any masters students, PhD students, or postdocs traveling to an academic conference in the next year (April 2019 - March 2020) who can demonstrate that fluorescent proteins have or will have an impact on their research.

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Topics: Fluorescent Proteins

What's New in CRISPR - Winter 2018

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Dec 18, 2018 8:17:40 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 new CRISPR tools for your research.

 

 

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Topics: CRISPR

Winter is here and it's time to #DeckTheLab

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Dec 4, 2018 9:01:57 AM

Winter is upon us and we’re getting into the holiday spirit here at Addgene. We’ve adorned our walls with snowflakes, put out some hot chocolate, and added some winter cheer to the lab.

Now it’s your turn! Show us your lab holiday decorations by participating in our annual #DeckTheLab contest. Get creative and build a pipette tip tree or go all out and create a massive wall mural. Snap a photo of your lab holiday decor and tag it with #DeckTheLab and @Addgene. This year, we’re opening up the contest to Twitter and Instagram.

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Topics: Fun, Inside Addgene

Natural or synthetic? How Addgene’s dataset reveals trends in biological innovation

Posted by Jennifer Tsang on Nov 8, 2018 10:47:22 AM

For the last 14 years, scientists have been coming to the Addgene website in search of plasmids. Now, scientists are beginning to see Addgene as a large data set. Addgene has over 65,000 plasmids in the repository, each verified by sequencing, which makes the repository a convenient source of sequence data.

A group of scientists from MIT tapped into this data to learn about trends in synthetic biology and DNA synthesis. They published their results in a paper in Nature Communications announcing a new bioinformatics tool that can predict whether a gene is natural or synthetic just by looking at its sequence.

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Topics: Synthetic Biology

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