KGI Launches New Lecture Series in Bioprocessing
The new lecture series showcases top business and scientific leaders in bioprocessing.
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CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 1, 2007 – Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) announced today the establishment of a new lecture series showcasing some of the top business and scientific leaders in bioprocessing.
“Leaders in Bioprocessing” will feature “world-class scientists and executives working in bioprocessing discussing the latest developments in this all-important field of the applied life sciences,” said Dr. Matthew Croughan, KGI’s George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor and Director of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center. “The purpose of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center at KGI is to recruit and educate the next generation of business leaders in bioprocessing. To help fulfill this purpose, we started the "Leaders in Bioprocessing" series so our students could have the rare opportunity to meet the men and women shaping this industry.”
The lecture series kicks off this month with three speakers who each have approximately two decades of industry experience:
- Dawn Applegate, founder and CEO of RegeneMed Inc., in San Diego who will discuss tissue engineering for the purpose of replacing damaged body parts and animal testing. (February 5, 1pm)
- John Aunins, executive scientific director of Bioprocess R&D at Merck and Co., Inc., in West Point, PA who will discuss viral vaccine manufacturing. (February 21, 10:30 am)
- S. Sam Guhan, executive director of process and analytical sciences at Amgen Inc., in Thousand Oaks who will discuss manufacturing recombinant therapeutic proteins. (February 26, 1 pm).
All lectures will be held on the KGI campus in the 517 Lecture Hall.
Educating tomorrow’s bioscience industry leaders, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) offers an interdisciplinary graduate education through its professional Master of Bioscience (MBS) program and its PhD program in Applied Life Sciences. Utilizing team-based learning with real-world projects, KGI’s innovative curriculum seamlessly combines computational and systems biology, bioengineering, management as well as bioethics. KGI also has a robust and cutting-edge research program geared toward the application of bioscience discoveries. KGI is a member of The Claremont Colleges, located in Claremont, California.
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice, for the benefit of society, the power and potential of the life sciences.
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