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News and Updates2019-07-12T17:27:27+00:00

Informatics Demo Day Presentation

Each year Colorado State University hosts CSU Demo Day, a showcase celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship within the University. This year our lab manager and research associate, Aubrey Ibele, was one of the 106 chosen presenters for the showcase. Below is her research poster and the script of her presentation [...]

Thank You & Congratulations to Sarah

Sarah Condio joined the Peccoud Lab in August 2018. She played a major role in helping the lab complete the massive tasks of transitioning to a new LIMS system. Also, Sarah helped digitize and optimize all laboratory protocols. Her amazing, get-it-done attitude, attention to detail, ability to communicate, problem solve, and [...]

Postdoc Position in Yeast Genetics

We’re hiring a postdoc to lead the experimental arm of an NSF-funded project exploring the network of genes that regulate nutrient sensing and signaling in yeast. The goal of the project is to generate yeast mutants in which multiple nutrient sensing/signaling genes have been knocked out and then characterize their [...]

Cyberbiosecurity in the news

Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. We rely on computers to operate laboratory equipment, design genetic constructs, and store, share, and analyze genetic data. Cyberbiosecurity is a new field of science that explores novel risks at the interface of biology and computer science. The Peccoud lab is investigating cyberbiosecurity in a [...]

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that? Miniature biomanufacturing kits like this prototype could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Amino Labs, CC BY-ND Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to [...]

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA

A new project in the Peccoud Lab focuses on applying digital signatures to DNA in living organisms. Last week, postdoc Jenna Gallegos gave a presentation at the Synthetic Biology, Evolution, Engineering, and Design meeting in ScottsDale, Arizona describing this work. Abstract DNA molecules are frequently shared within the life sciences community, sometimes [...]

MinION: Optimizing a Sequencing Run

Adventures with the MinION Part III: Optimizing Protocols and Technology For Success As mentioned in previous posts (found here and here), optimization of this immature technology is one of the major hurdles users face.   In order to help others bypass the learning curve, we have laid out some of [...]