How to use LinkedIn for Biotech Projects

December 11, 2009

Ed. note: Nearly 54 million professionals across different industries use LinkedIn to their competitive advantage. Starting this month, we'd like to focus on how professionals from different verticals are finding value on LinkedIn. Thanks to Don Low - Biotech Project Lead at Baxter Biosciences, for sharing LinkedIn tips for biotech professionals.

It's human nature to mark the passage of milestones, and people often place special significance on those that have round numbers attached to them. Two round milestones with global significance happened in 2009 - 150 years have passed since the publication of Charles Darwin's landmark Origin of Species, and 40 years have gone by since the Department of Defense launched ARPANET, the nucleus from which the modern Internet developed.

Darwin's work revolutionized our understanding of biology, and is now part of the scientific foundation supporting the modern-day biotechnology industry.  Similarly, the Internet has grown from a network connecting a modest 4 host computers to the worldwide web linking millions of hosts, forever changing the way we gather and handle information.  These seemingly disparate global phenomena are becoming increasingly intertwined as Internet technologies find ever more uses in the biotech workplace, speeding communication. We've come a long way from Darwin's elegant