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BioLine Boot Camp — Spring 2022

BioLine - sharing bio-related research beyond the bubble

Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia, industry, nonprofit or beyond, effective communication is essential. Get support as you write for BioLine, a blog launched in 2020 by CBS grad students, that shares stories and findings from UMN researchers. Write for audiences beyond your academic bubble and get helpful feedback as you write.

Participants will

  • Decipher what jargon is worth explaining and what can be left out. 
  • Brainstorm creative analogies to explain complex concepts.
  • Write, peer-review and submit a piece for BioLine.


  • Open to anyone interested in submitting to BioLine
  • 4 workshops, 2 hours each
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. CT | Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 16, Mar 30
  • In-person*, Cargill B-105 (Seminar room), St. Paul

* There is potential that we could pivot to Zoom.



Spots are limited, sign up soon!


Caitlin Looby — Caitlin teaches a science communication class, workshops and bootcamps at the University of Minnesota. She is also a freelance writer and editor who’s written for radio, university media, magazines and local, national and international news. Caitlin is also a former scientist and spent twelve years hiking up mountains in the tropics to study microbes, soil and climate change.

Claire Wilson — As a Content Strategist on the CBS Communications, Marketing, and Advancement Team, Claire focuses on developing stories to highlight the work of CBS faculty, researchers and students. She frequently articles for BIOthe College's alumni magazine, and Connectthe College's blog. She also crafts research briefs, which are used to share UMN research findings with press.

Questions? Email Claire Wilson at


January, 2022