Thursday, November 16, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Union Square 21 (Hilton San Francisco)
#488 - Bridging Academia and Biotechnology Industry (04006)
This session will showcase programs in academia that provide education and training, at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, to prepare students for the biotech industry. Instructors are invited to share information about including biotech concepts in core courses or their biotechnology training programs, such as co-ops, undergraduate independent research labs, and industry project courses. Members of the biotech industry are invited to share their experiences on working with universities in such programs, what they are looking for in new hires, and their opinion on industry-readiness of new graduates. Students planning on entering the industry are encouraged to bring their resumes.
Chair:Brian G. Lefebvre
Cochairs:John H. Chon
Patrick Gilcrease
8:30 AMTraining Scientists and Engineers for the Biotech Industry: Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Quarter
Adam Louis Shrier
8:45 AMIndustrial and Academic Partnership: the Genencor Experience
Mark Heinrich, Aaron Kelley
9:00 AMPharmaceutical Engineering Programs and Courses for the Working Pharmaceutical Professionals
Piero M. Armenante, Joseph J. Manfredi
9:15 AMLeveraging Biotechnology Training to a Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry - a Student to an Employee Perspective
Christina L. Alexander
9:30 AMBreak
9:40 AMPanel Discussion
10:55 AMPanel Speaker--Sharfstein
Susan Sharfstein
10:56 AMPannel Speaker
Jeffrey J. Chalmers

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