Thursday, September 2, 2010

Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp

Over 100 participants from the country’s top Universities gathered for this year’s Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City.

Entrepreneurial graduate and post graduate students in natural sciences who are interested in pursuing careers in biotechnology joined the said event. BioCamp is a pioneering biotechnology workshop which started since 2007 and is organized by research-based Swiss healthcare company Novartis partnered with the Department of Science and Technology, Intellectual Property Philippines and Hybridigm Consulting , where students learn the latest trends in biotechnology from distinguished Filipino scientists, academicians and biotech entrepreneurs.

This year’s local BioCamp was attended by participants from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, St. Lukes College of Medicine, De La Salle University and Far Eastern University. Postgraduate students and graduates in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biology, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry were the attending participants.

After the Local BioCamp, two students were selected to represent the Philippines in the International BioCamp held from August 30 to September 2, 2010 at the Novartis International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The selections of the representatives are based on academic excellence and professional focus. All travel and accommodation expense are shouldered by Novartis.

The Local and International BioCamps are designed to give participants the tools they need in starting their own biotechnology company, it also provide participants with the opportunity to work together. Learn and network with other students.


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