BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

Stacey Hawkins

Date: 06/19/2017
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

DateJune 19, 2017
Time9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee$595 | BIO2017 Convention Attendees $545
LocationMarriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 3330 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
ExtrasLunch and all course materials included
BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

is a one-day, fast-paced course focused on the science driving today’s hottest biopharma innovations. Understand how therapeutic antibodies, RNA therapies, gene therapies, and immunotherapies fight disease and save lives. Learn from an industry expert who knows the technology, products, and companies. Register today for BioBriefing to better engage with industry leaders at BIO2017.


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All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of our book, The Biotech Primer, at the event.  If you would like a copy shipped to you before the event, be sure to add the half price book offer to your cart before checkout.  With this offer, the book is $14.95 with free shipping.
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Biology: The Basis of Biotech 9:00-10:15
Biotechnology Goals
Cell Structure & Function
DNA Structure & Function
Proteins: Critical to Cellular Function
Cellular Communication: Cell Signaling Pathways
Lab: DNA Isolation & Extraction
Mutations: The Source of Genetic Variation
Genetic Basis of Disease

Break 10:15-10:30

Immunology 10:30-11:15
Non-Specific & Specific Immune Response
Antibodies Structure & Function
Immunological Memory
How Vaccines Work
Advances in Vaccine Technology

Therapeutic Antibodies 11:15-12:15
Polyclonal vs. Monoclonal Antibodies
Antibody Constructs: Fab, Bispecific, Trispecific
Monoclonal Antibodies as Therapeutics
Monoclonal Antibodies in Infectious Disease
Monoclonal Antibodies in Development

Lunch provided 12:15-1:00

Genomics 1:00-1:45
Non-Coding DNA: The Regulome
Next Generation Sequencing
Third Generation Sequencing
From Big Data to Rare Disease

Gene Expression Therapeutics 1:45-2:45
RNA Therapeutics: Antisense, siRNA, microRNA
Exon-Skipping Therapy
Gene Therapy
Genome Editing Therapy

Break 2:45-3:00

Regenerative Medicine 3:00-3:30
Properties of Stem Cells
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem Cells in the Clinic

Newly Approved & In Development  3:30-4:15
Immune System Checkpoint Therapies
Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies (CAR-T)
Viral Cancer Vaccine
Microbiome & Related Therapies

Q&A|Review 4:15-4:30

Please note: You will receive all course materials, including a workbook, when you arrive at the class. We do not send materials prior to the class start date.


emily-burkeEmily Burke, PhD

Director of Curriculum | Instructor | WEEKLY Editor

Dr. Burke is the Director of Curriculum and is charged with customizing training for clients, delivering training sessions, and writing the BioTech Primer WEEKLY, a free electronic newsletter that explains the science behind the headlines. Dr. Burke delivers training nationally and internationally, and has been an invited speaker at many high profile events including the annual BIO International Convention and the California Life Science HR Conference. Prior to joining BioTech Primer, Dr. Burke worked as a patent writer for ISIS Pharmaceuticals in Carlsbad, CA, taught biology and biotechnology classes at San Diego Miramar College, and conducted post-doctoral research on the molecular pathogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus and Lassa fever virus at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Burke received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Burke has been with BioTech Primer for seven years.

Refund Policy

All courses and products are final sale. No refunds, exchanges or transfers. If you can not attend your purchased event, you may send someone in your place by notifying Sheila Wagner,, no later than one week before the start date of the class.

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