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Biotechnology Edge

March 27 @ 9:30 am - March 29 @ 2:00 pm

This year’s workshop is now full and registration is closed!

Many highly-successful MBI graduates have made the leap from academia to industry. Nevertheless, the world of biotech and the drug discovery pipeline in particular, can be a mystery.  The MBI is working with researchers at Amgen to illuminate the process by which new drugs are developed, tested and brought to market.
This 3-day workshop, lead by Amgen researchers, covers key aspects of the drug discovery process, including:

  • Identifying therapeutic targets
  • Increasing efficacy and safety
  • Process development, devices and manufacturing
  • Case studies from bench to clinic

The workshop will culminate with a site-visit to the Amgen campus in Thousand Oaks.
*Due to space limitations, the site-visit will be restricted to those who also attended the on-campus workshops.

View this year’s speaker bios.

2019 Workshop Schedule

DayTimeLocationTitlePresenter (s)
Wednesday 27th MarchNoon - 1pmBoyer Hall 159Introduction to Drug Discovery and Development at AmgenJohn Ferbas, PhD
Director, Cytometry Sciences
1pm - 2pmBoyer Hall 159Bench-to-clinic case study 1: BiTE therapeutics to treat cancer Paul Hughes, PhD
Scientific Director, Oncology
2.15-3.15pmBoyer Hall 159Bench-to-clinic case study 2: developing treatments for migraine Cen Xu, PhD
Scientific Director, Neuroscience
Thursday 28th MarchNoon- 1pmBoyer Hall 159Bench-to-clinic case study 3: developing treatments for osteoporosisChris Paszty, PhD
Scientific Director, Cardiometabolic Disorders
1pm- 2.30pmBoyer Hall 159Exploring careers in Biotech.Amgen representatives from HR, the Amgen Postdoc Program and Summer Intern Program.
Friday 29th March7.15am - 2pmAmgen Thousand OaksLab tours and Q&A with current postdocs



March 27 @ 9:30 am
March 29 @ 2:00 pm
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March 27 @ 9:30 am
March 29 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category: