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  • UW-Madison and BiotechnologyA Global Leader in a Growing Field
  • Information Open HouseAttend our Open House Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 P.M.
  • Alumni Perspectives VideosHear M.S. in Biotechnology alumni in their own words.
  • Alumni Case Study: Kim Hartz, Class of 2010"I wanted a program with meaning and value."
  • Alumni Case Study: Chuck Dokken, Class of 2009"I wanted this program to be a game changer for me—and it was."
  • Alumni Case Study: Sridevi Kameswaran, Class of 2011"Biotechnology is the future—and I'm prepared for it."
UW-Madison and Biotechnology1 Information Open House2 Alumni Perspectives Videos3 Alumni Case Study: Kim Hartz, Class of 20104 Alumni Case Study: Chuck Dokken, Class of 20095 Alumni Case Study: Sridevi Kameswaran, Class of 20116

A program as unique as you are.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  • A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business and law
  • Powerful skills that bring the "big picture" of life science product development into clear focus
  • Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled, and
  • A completed degree in less than two years

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year I: Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing
Session 4: Examiner and Patent Searching
Thursday, October 23, (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Heather Gerard, M.S.

After completing the session the student will be able to understand the role and function of a patent examiner. Students will also learn advanced patent searching techniques for use in patenting decisions, freedom to operate analysis and market research.

Year I: Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology
Session 4: New Product Development and Marketing
Friday, October 24, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Richard S. Schifreen, Ph.D.

In this session we will discuss how biotechnology businesses select and manage new product projects for development. We will also review how marketing places a central role in this process.

Year I: Molecular Technologies I
Session 4:Laboratory Meeting Presentations and Mutation Detection in a Clinical Diagnostic Environment
Friday, October 24, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conference Room 50, MG&E Innovation Center

Faculty Instructors: Natalie Betz, Ph.D. and Eric Vincent, Ph.D.

During this session, students will present the results of the nucleic acid purification and analysis/quantification laboratory exercises conducted in Session 2 and Session 3 in a lab meeting format. The DNA group and RNA groups will meet separately to share the results of their experiments (how methods work, data, and advantages/disadvantages of methods). Students will also learn about the issues when performing genetic testing in a clinical diagnostic environment. A guest speaker from the UW Hospitals and Clinics will discuss the use of genetic testing in a clinical diagnostic setting, highlighting the scientific and regulatory considerations in this special environment.

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Information Open House for Admission
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Question about the degree?
Contact Kurt

Kurt Zimmerman
Director
Phone: (608) 262-0685
kjzimmerman@wisc.edu
Contact Kurt Zimmerman, Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Question about admissions?
Contact Lynn

Lynn Schroeder
Program Manager
Phone: (608) 262-9753
lamcnett@wisc.edu
Contact Lynn Schroeder, Program Manager, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison