Biotech 101 for Non-Scientists, Spring 2014
Are you new to the life sciences Industry? Do you need to have a better understanding of the science and technology driving the industry? Biotech 101 is a course designed specifically for the non-scientists. The program covers two full days of biotechnology information for non-science professionals who may be working on looking to work within a science-based industry.
Participants will benefit from several hands on activities using Lego DNA models, Agarose Gels, in addtion to a DNA exercise featured here: http://youtu.be/JwRs2agM3Lk
LEGO DNA: Assembling Proteins from subunits using specially designed Lego DNA models, and produce proteins from mRNA message translation; Build proteins to illustrate protein structures, and compare mutations for genetic outcomes -- the basis for which companies develop drugs to treat diseases.
Pipetting and Gels: Work with agarose gels and pipettes to understand the process of separating molecules - work that goes on in every scientific lab.
Class Topics Include:
- Biology – Basic Concepts, & Life’s Building Blocks: DNA - RNA - Protein and Genetics
- Cells and Cancer
- Genomics and Gene Expression
- Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics
- Ethical and Topical Issues
- Industry Overview
- Genetic Engineering
- Bioinformatics & Drug Discovery
- Biosimilars & Biomanufacturing
- Drug Development: from Discovery to Clinical Trials
Other topic areas covered during the course of both days are: Genomics, Proteomics, Stem Cells, Diagnostics, Small Molecules, Biologics and Orphan Diseases and Drugs
- Professionals from all sectors of the biotech, pharma, and life sciences industries, including: sales, marketing, HR, legal, manufacturing, business development, finance, management, government relations, IT, safety, tech transfer offices
- Patient advocacy groups, disease foundations
- Policy makers, lobbyists, attorneys
- Venture capitalists, angel investors, banks, analysts, financial managers
- Insurance brokers, real estate professionals
- Consultants, public relations specialists, journalists
- University administrators, research institute support staff
- Environmental & Health & Safety Engineers
A reference guide containing all of the material used in the presentation along with a glossary of biotech terms will be given to each participant, along with a copy of The Bluffer's Guide to Genetics. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.