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A Facelift, Questions and World Class Seminars

A Facelift, Questions and World Class Seminars

We have been working furiously for the past 6 months to bring you a new, improved and dramatically upgraded Bitesize Bio. And now we are now ready to share.

So what’s in the new version?

The first thing you’ll notice is the facelift. But the new logo and colors are just the start. The site now has a number of sections:

Articles. This contains the blog posts that you have all been enjoying for the past couple of years. It is now really easy to navigate through our extensive archive of posts. We are having great fun becoming re-acquainted with articles we’d forgotten ages ago.

Questions. Now you can put your questions to the Bitesize Bio writers and community. Whether its about what went wrong in your latest experiment, how you should deal with your crazy boss or what you should do next in your career. Just fire away.

Seminars. This is the best part. We will be bringing live (and free) seminars from world experts, straight to your computer. Rather than individual research projects, these seminars will focus on techniques and vocational skills that will help you grow in your career.

The first seminar series, Getting The Most Our of PCR, starts on June 18th and we are delighted to announce that it will be kicked off by none other than Carl Wittwer, inventor of the LightCycler and SYBR Green qPCR and melting curve analysis. He also developed the hybridization probe technology which led to the first FDA-cleared genetic test (Factor V  Leiden).

Products. Our ever expanding products section brings you news on the latest gear that can make your life easier in the lab. Browse away.

Store. Our store will be opening soon and will be packed with all sorts of cool stuff, including eBooks, t-shirts, recommended books and more. Our first eBook, Writing Your First Paper, by Jody Plank will available in the next week or two and will be free to members. Watch that space!

and finally, myBsB is a place where you can store your favorite articles on BsB, keep track of questions you have asked and answered and look out for what your friends have been up to on the site.

To access all areas, participate in the questions, sign up for seminars and get our free stuff, you’ll need to join the community.

PS: If you find any bugs, or anomalies, please feel free to contact our CTO, Daniel Pataki at the following email address: daniel [at-sign] bitesizebio [period] com

PPS: If you are using Internet Explorer 5 or 6 you will still see the old version of the site due to incompatibility issues. We will fix those VERY soon.


  1. Nick Oswald on May 12, 2010 at 7:58 am

    And we are deliberately making the seminars only 30 min long so they they don’t take a huge chunk out of your day. We aren’t called “Bitesize” Bio for nothing you know! 🙂

  2. Suzanne Kennedy on May 12, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Sounds good. What do you think is the best time for the east coast for our future reference? We tried to pick a time that allowed for Europeans and AU to attend. You have to eat lunch, right?

  3. Matt Plantinga on May 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    @Suzanne: Yes, I am on the East Coast, in Georgia. 12 pm is often prime benchwork time; the ability to view them later will allow me to get both done!

  4. Suzanne Kennedy on May 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Matt P- yes they will be available for viewing later. Are you on the east coast?

  5. matt ger on May 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Looking forward to discover everything new here. Looks great so far.
    Though my lab/whole University just made a comparison between ethidium bromide, sybr green and some other new thing (named xy red) – which came out that sybr is nice – but as disposal was told to be much more expensive was skipped for now – i will have a look at that seminar.

  6. Matt Plantinga on May 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I really like this site and am intrigued by the upcoming seminars. Will all of these seminars be available for download at a later date? The mid-day timing would be awkward for me to attend live on any regular basis.

  7. Nick Oswald on May 10, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Thanks John!

  8. John Mackay on May 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Congrats on the new look Nick – looks like you’ve definitely taken BSB to the next level. Nice job

  9. Nick Oswald on May 9, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Hi There,

    Yes, there will be 10 min at the end of each seminar for questions. You will be able to type your questions into a textbox during the seminar and the seminar moderator will put them to the speaker.

  10. anon ymous on May 9, 2010 at 12:36 am

    can we ask them any questions?

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