In early September the NIH Biotechnology Training Program held its first Alumni Symposium to celebrate the past, present, and future of the program. The NIH - BTP is among the largest of its kind nationally and has trained more than 140 PhD students over its 25 year history at the U of M. September’s symposium included seminar presentations from 8 alumni of the program, a ‘Careers in Biotechnology’ Q & A panel with an additional 6 alumni, and a poster session that showcased the research of current traineves. The symposium was a great success for the 100+ in attendance, with engaging science and career talks, plenty of opportunities for networking, and optimism for the future of the program. A big thanks to all who made it possible!
Congratulations to Dong Seong Cho for earning his Ph.D. on November 11, 2016. The former group member has accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic.
The Cellular Bioprocess Technology short course is offered annually at the University of Minnesota. Participants review two decades of process research, learn the current state of technology, and see future opportunities with this concise, in-depth course.
This year the short course celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a special workshop that highlighted the technological trends in the next decade. The workshop was held at the end of the shortcourse on June 16.