Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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A program as unique as you are.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

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

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year I: Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing
Session 7: Technology Assessment Presentations
Thursday, December 8, (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructors: Jennifer Gottwald, Ph.D. and Heather Gerard, MS

Students teams will present to a panel of faculty their decision whether or not to commercialize a licensed WARF technology they have studied throughout the semester.

Year I: Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology
Session 7: Technology Assessment Presentations
Friday, December 9, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructors: Rich Schifreen, Ph.D.; Martin Ganco, MBA and John Centanni, MS

Students teams will present to a panel of faculty their decision whether or not to commercialize a licensed WARF technology they have studied throughout the semester.

Year I: Molecular Technologies I
Session 7: Final Course Evaluations for all Courses in the Program and Biotechnology Tour of Epicentre (Illumina)
Friday, December 9, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Natalie Betz, Ph.D.

The final session of MTI will involve tours of Epicentre (Illumina) and Aldeveron in the University Research Park. You will then will have an opportunity to complete the course evaluations for your courses this semester.

Featured Speakers

  • Tom Foti, MBA
    Vice President and General Manager, Aldeveron
    Topic: Tour of Aldeveron

Year I: Biotechnology Regulation and Ethics
Session 7: Discussion of Student Papers; Conduct a Debate
Saturday, December 10, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Pilar Ossorio, Ph.D., JD

The goal of this session is to synthesize information from the previous class sessions and to sharpen reasoning and arguing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to display what they have learned while writing their research papers.

Question about the degree?
Contact Natalie

Natalie Betz, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (608) 274-4330, Ext. 1272
nabetz@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Question about admissions?
Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk, MA
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 263-0773
bthusk@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison