BIO Professional Development

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05/09/2023  -  05/11/2023  |  12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM  EDT

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist

BioBasics 101: The Biology of Biotech for the Non-Scientist is an intensive course that explains the foundational science upon which all biopharma therapies are based. Day one focuses on the function of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell signaling and how each interacts in both healthy and diseased tissue. Day two builds on your newfound molecular biology knowledge. This includes a more in-depth look at genetic disease and how genetic engineering is used to create personalized medicine options for patients. The course ends with a survey of small molecule drugs, biologics, and vaccines and explains how each mitigates disease at the molecular level. BioBasics 101 will increase your scientific knowledge so that you can converse more effectively with colleagues, clients, regulators, and scientists.

BioBasics 101 was developed for the non-science professional who works within or services the biopharma industry.

Course Instructor(s):

Collins Jones

Who should attend:

Non-science professionals from all sectors, including finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, manufacturing, management, government relations, IT, project management, regulatory affairs, supply chain, safety, and tech transfer. For anyone working on the "business side" needs to better understand and communicate with the "science side." 

Past participants include:

  • Venture capitalists, angel investors, bankers, analysts, financial managers
  • Insurance brokers, real estate professionals
  • Patient advocacy group staff, disease foundation members
  • Policymakers, lobbyists, attorneys
  • Consultants, public relations specialists, journalists
  • University administrators, research institute support staff
  • Environmental, health, and safety engineers


  • Fluency in the essential terminology of the biopharma industry.
  • Improved ability to communicate more effectively with colleagues, clients, scientists, and regulators.
  • Increased scientific understanding of your company or client products.   
  • Determination of how your employer or client organization “fits” in the healthcare landscape.
  • Integration of your business and science operations to empower staff to recognize new opportunities.
Course Price:
$1,595 USD
Course Length:
3 days (Zoom - Live Online: May 9--11, 2023, 12:00 PM--4:00 PM, Eastern Time)
Course Level:
Completion Period:
May 11, 2023
Course Format:

Certificate Requirements

  • Attend the entire live master course
  • Upon completion of the course, download your course certificate from your “User Dashboard”
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