• 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 II: Business of Biotech: Commercialization Pathways
Session 5: Product Development and Strategic Alliances
Friday, October 31, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Russ Coff, Ph.D.

This session will explore strategic alliances and their importance as related to the commercialization of biotechnology . You will also hear from a program alum who has experienced the results of some alliances that led to mergers and acquisitions (we will explore M&A in more detail in the spring semester).

Featured Speaker

  • Scott Yoder, M.S.
    Associate Director, Vaccine Business Operations at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Topic: Building Strategic Partnerships
Year II: Molecular Technologies III
Session 5: Stem Cells - Introduction and Role in Drug Discovery
Saturday, November 1, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Madison College (Truax Campus)

Faculty Instructor: Natalie Betz, Ph.D.

This session will introduce students to the basics of stem cell line generation and maintenance, as well as their uses in the drug discovery process. Laboratory demonstrations and activities on each subject will be performed. In addition, you will go through a review session that covers all of the information in the course to date. Students will be divided up into two groups and alternate between the MATC laboratory activities and the review session.

Featured Speakers

  • Thomas Tubon, Ph.D.
    Project Director, Co-PI, Human Stem Cell Technologies Education Initiative, Madison College
    Topic: Introduction to Human Stem Cell Technologies and Therapeutic Applications

Event Announcement

Information Open House for Admission
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Learn how you can advance your career with an M.S. in Biotechnology degree by applying for Fall 2015 admission. [more]

Question about the degree?
Contact Kurt

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

Question about admissions?
Contact Lynn

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