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Seminars by Year








The M.S. in Biotechnology Program offers a sequence of seminar series that focus on the non-technical aspects of a biotechnology education. Seminars, including those in our

Technological Commercialization series, cover a variety of topics such as intellectual property, compliance and regulatory affairs, cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), process development, communication skills, inter-personal skills, and career development.


Seminars are presented by experts from biotechnology and related industries. MBP students have the opportunity to interact individually and in groups with the speakers during and after the seminars. Additionally, numerous seminars on all aspects of biotechnology are available through other NU departments and feature leading academic and industrial experts.



2014-2015 MBP Seminars | 2014-2015 Selected NU Seminars


Fall Quarter          Winter Quarter          Spring Quarter          Summer Quarter

Fall Quarter

          Research presentations by 25 MBP preceptors from 10/12 - 11/14


10/2   Introduction to Market Research

         Arun Bhatia, MBA

         Senior Director, Illinois Ventures


10/9   Regulatory Affairs: What Is It and Why It Matters

         Gregg Pratt, PhD

         Global Head, Regulatory Affairs, Lundbeck Pharma


10/23 Case Studies in Intellectual Property

         Nancy Gamburd, JD

         Attorney, Gamburd and Associates


10/30 Competitive Intelligence

         Meaghan Weed, MBA

         Director, Market Access, Astellas Pharma  


11/4  How to Predict Drug Sales

         and Scale-Up

         Brock Walters, MBA

         Director, Forecasting, AbbVie


11/4   Hospira Info Session

         David Peritt

         Director, Biosimiliars Biology, Hospira


11/6 The Science Behind Running a Contract Manufacturing Organization

         Victor Vinci, PhD

         Chief Scientific Officer, Cook Pharmica


11/25 Biotherapeutic Strategy

         Jeff Boesiger, MBA

         Director, Operations Strategy, Baxter Healthcare


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Spring Quarter



Summer Quarter