BioBriefing: Biotech for the Non-Scientist

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday, June 2, 2019 ・ 115B, Level 100
BioBriefing™: Biotech for the Non-Scientist is a one-day, fast-paced course focused on the science driving today's hottest biopharma innovations. Learn how basic biology is translated into novel vaccines and therapeutics that save lives. Taught by an industry expert who knows the technology, products, and companies. Five takeaways: 1. Scientific basics needed to better understand the biopharma industry 2. Command of the essential terminology of the industry 3. Improved ability to communicate with scientists, colleagues and clients 4. Fluency in the fundamental pharmacology of novel therapies 5. Roadmap of the life science industry sectors Course Agenda Biotechnology Overview 9:00-10:15 Biotechnology defined Life science industry sectors Biotechnology goals Cell structure and function Proteins: critical to cellular function Cellular communication: cell signaling Cell signaling and cancer Break 10:15-10:30 DNA & Proteins 10:30-11:30 DNA, chromosomes, and genes Proteins Mutations: the source of genetic variation Genetic basis of disease Cancer: a polygenic disease Lab: DNA isolation and extraction Immunology: Basis of Immunotherapies 11:30-12:30 Non-specific and specific immune response Antibodies structure and function Immunological memory Vaccines and oncolytic vaccines Lunch 12:30-1:30 Immunotherapies 1:30-2:30 Therapeutic antibodies Bispecific antibodies Antibody-drug conjugates Immune system checkpoint therapies Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies (CAR-T) Other CAR therapies Break 2:30-2:45 Genomics: Big Data 2:45-4:00 Genomics defined Full-genome sequencing Cancer genomics From big data to rare disease Gene therapy overview Genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9) Q&A|Review 4:00-4:30 Pricing: BIO Member: $1,250 Non-Member: $1,600