Start Date :

8/22/2018 - 06.30 PM

   End Date :

8/22/2018 - 08.30 PM

   Location :

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Edward Rozhon, Program Chair

   Cost :


Prepare for a Job in Bioinformatics

Join us for an informal info session about UCSC Extension’s certificate in Bioinformatics, a program created in consultation with industry leaders to meet the need of biologists and computer scientists tasked with analyzing and interpreting the deluge of biological information now available. Courses in this program are taught by experienced molecular biologists and bioinformatics professionals who bring real-world perspectives and cutting-edge technologies into their classrooms. Study theoretical foundations and practical skills, gaining the necessary computational and scientific foundations to expand your career horizons. A range of electives allows you to tailor your studies to your needs and interests. This program is designed for students who have a degree in biology, biochemistry or computer science who want to enrich their careers by learning and applying key principles and practices in the industry.

Note: This presentation is combined with a discussion about our Biotechnology and Clinical Trials and Design Management certificate programs.

Presenter: Edward Rozhon

EDWARD ROZHON, Ph.D., chair of the Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, and Clinical Trials Design and Management programs, has had a long career in the biopharmaceutical industry as a contributor to the development of drugs to treat viral and autoimmune diseases, as well as several types of cancer. He has worked in both nonclinical and clinical areas of drug development, in the global pharmaceutical and biotech industry, in a contract research organization to support clinical research as well as in academia. He retired from Genentech in 2014 as a senior manager of clinical trials for autoimmune, infectious, and ophthalmologic diseases. On completing his doctorate at Indiana University, he pursued post-doctoral training in neurovirology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and at Northwestern University School of Medicine and was subsequently appointed to a faculty position in microbiology and immunology. He has taught courses in drug development and virology at UCSC Extension since 2001.

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