Interested in making a transition to biotech or pharma, or know someone who is? Then you’ll be delighted to hear that ASCB is partnering with Keck Graduate Institute and Biocom 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 Diego on December 11, 2015—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 Biocom member companies. Register at

Thea Clarke

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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