KGI’s in-person biotech course in collaboration with ASCB has been changed to a virtual format. Please visit ASCB’s website for further details.

Developed in partnership with the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), the course will introduce PhD scientists, postdocs, and graduate students to the competencies they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture and infrastructure of life sciences companies through MBA-style case-based teaching, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. Learn about the process through which academic science is commercialized, gain invaluable insight into the way industry views scientific research, learn about careers for scientists in industry, and how to best leverage your skill set!

Case Studies and Career Pathways

Students will be introduced to industry dynamics within the bioscience industry. Classes will include discussion-oriented lectures and highly interactive MBA-style case studies exploring dilemmas faced by bioscience companies. Participants will break into smaller groups to focus on short problem-solving exercises and work on a team project. Professional development will be an integral part of the course, with panels of industry guests and speakers sharing in-depth information about industry R&D, career paths, and effective networking strategies.

Application Procedures and Requirements

  • Application Deadline

    • April 30


    Please visit the ASCB site for details.

  • International and U.S. applicants are welcome. The course is primarily designed for:

    • Graduate students with at least two years of scientific research experience, postdocs, and non-tenure-track junior scientists.
    • You do not need to be an ASCB member to  apply, but you will need to become an ASCB member if you are accepted into the course.
  • The registration fee for the course is $250, reduced to $200 for each participant, thanks to generous support from Biogen. The fee includes tuition and all curriculum materials.

  • All scholarship have been applied to reduce course registration (see above).