One-Day Course Offered to Help Basic Scientists Transition to Industry

Interested in making a transition to biotech or pharma, or know someone who is? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that ASCB is again partnering with the Keck Graduate Institute to offer a one-day mini-course designed to help basic scientists become more competitive for jobs in industry. The short course, Managing Science in the Biotech Industry, will be held in San Francisco right near Moscone Center on Friday, December 2, 2016—the day before the ASCB Annual Meeting.

The course will introduce students and postdocs to bioscience commercialization processes through case study analysis and group problem-solving exercises. There will also be a number of interactive sessions on how to combine your scientific, business, and social skills to make you competitive for a professional career.

Registration is capped at 100 graduate students and postdocs on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $125, which includes tuition, curriculum material, and a networking lunch with representatives from local biotech companies. Register at

About the Author:

Thea Clarke is Director of Communications, Education Committee Liaison, and LSE Journal Production Manager at the American Society for Cell Biology.

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