Federation of European Biochemical
Societies CONGRESS 2013
“Mechanisms in Biology”
July 6th - 11th 2013,
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
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FEBS Education Committee Workshop on "Molecular Life Sciences Education for the Needs of the Industry"

FEBS Education Committee Workshop on "Molecular Life Sciences Education for the Needs of the Industry" (ED-W37)

Chairs: Gul Guner Akdogan
  Keith Elliott

INTRODUCTION
It is important in the fast-changing, international modern world that universities are aware of what industry requires of its workforce so that graduates are appropriately prepared to continue their careers.  These requirements encompass no only scientific skills, but also non-scientific skills such as communication and commercial awareness.
This workshop will look at the issues from three perspectives:

  • Industry’s needs – what does an industrial company look for in its recruits?
  • Developing academic research into applied science and commercialisation.
  • The university perspective – how can students be prepared for the needs of industry?

There will be an opportunity for an open discussion between the speakers and the audience to share experiences, for example how different countries tackle the problems and how industry and academia can work together.
We welcome all members of the molecular life sciences community- PhD students, post-docs, researchers, faculty, members of the research and development centers, industry...
The FEBS Education Committee is also working closely with the Working Group on the Career of Young Scientists to provide support for the participants in the Young Scientists’ Forum help them improve the production of their curriculum vitae.

July 8, 2013

17.00 – 17.05

Gül Güner Akdogan (Izmir, Turkey), Keith Elliott (Manchester, UK)

Introduction

17.05 – 17.40

Detlev Riesner   Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Qiagen, Germany

What the industry expects from molecular life sciences graduates?

17.40 – 18.15

Ruth Arnon   Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

From basic research to applied science

18.15 – 18.40

Tomas Zima   Prague University 1st Faculty of Medicine, Czech Republic

How medical schools prepare students for the industry?

18.40 – 19.05

Panel Discussion (Co-Chairs and Speakers)