Registration Open for MIT Professional Education’s Summer 2022 Biotech & Life Sciences Courses

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Registration is now open for MIT Professional Education’s summer 2022 biotechnology and life sciences courses. The six comprehensive and intensive short program offerings may be taken individually or as part of the Professional Certificate Program in Biotechnology & Life Sciences.

“MIT’s Kendall Square home has been dubbed the most innovative square mile on earth. Technologies such as mRNA vaccines and CRISPR gene editing have cemented that status. We’re thrilled to deliver the majority of these courses on-campus this summer to help drive the future of biotech forward by providing opportunities for professionals to learn from leaders in the field,” said Malgorzata Hedderick, Director of Short Programs and International Programs at MIT Professional Education.

“The biotech industry is a linchpin of the Massachusetts economy with more than 1,700 biotech companies in Boston alone. It’s not surprising that this rapid growth has led to an urgent demand for skilled talent to support the industry. These professional learning opportunities will enable biotech organizations from the region and around the globe to build a workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the future,” said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education.

This year’s on-campus course offerings include:

  • Machine Learning for Healthcare (June 27-29, 2022) – Gain practical strategies for overcoming some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges by leveraging the power of Machine Learning and AI. In this 3-day course, you’ll examine innovative frameworks for connecting health data from disparate sources, identifying diagnostic patterns and determining the most effective treatments, predicting and improving patient and financial outcomes, modeling disease progression, enabling personalized care and precision medicine, and more.
    Lead Instructor: David Sontag, Professor in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT.
  • Bioprocess Data Analytics and Machine Learning (July 11 – 13, 2022) – This intensive, 3-day course is designed specifically for scientists and engineers in the biopharma industry. Explore best practices for translating biopharmaceutical manufacturing data into reliable models and better decisions. Working with academic and industry experts, you’ll acquire strategies for improving manufacturing accuracy, enhancing regulatory efficiency, and refining bioprocess operations.
    Lead Instructors: Richard D. Braatz, Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT; Brian Anthony, co-director of MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center and associate director of MIT.nano; Seongkyu Yoon, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT

  • Nanoscience and Nanotech: Industrial Application and Transformation (July 11 – 13, 2022) –  Nano is a revolutionary scientific approach that is changing the way we think about matter—and offering enormous opportunities for transforming industrial innovation. In this groundbreaking course, you’ll join elite technology and engineering professionals to master cutting-edge tools and strategies for building and discovering at the nanoscale, and determine how to best apply and analyze nanoscale systems in your organization.
    Lead Instructors: Brian Anthony, co-director of MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center and associate director of MIT.nano.; Vladimir Bulović, Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT holding the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology.

  • Downstream Processing (July 18 – 22, 2022) – Explore the innovative biotechnology strategies that are improving processes in biological industries around the world. Over the course of five days, you’ll acquire the tools and frameworks you need to enhance your organization’s downstream process—and drive increased value. Through highly interactive lectures and activities, you’ll examine traditional unit operations, as well as new concepts and emerging technologies, which offer benefits to biochemical product recovery.
    Lead Instructor: Charles L. Cooney, Robert T. Haslam Professor Emeritus in the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • Fermentation Technology (July 25-29, 2022) – Delve into the latest in biological and biochemical technology, with an emphasis on biological systems with industrial practices. This popular program reviews fundamentals and provides an up-to-date account of current industry knowledge. Alongside accomplished peers, you’ll acquire the tools you need to improve existing biological manufacturing systems or design new ones for downstream processes.
    Lead Instructor: Kristala L. Jones Prather, Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT

The 2022 biotech offerings also include one live virtual course:

  • Formulation and Stabilization of Biotherapeutics (June 6-9, 2022) –  Designed for scientists and engineers working in biopharmaceutical discovery, development, and manufacturing, this dynamic 4-day course explores actionable new approaches for overcoming challenges related to the complexity of biotherapeutics, including proven approaches for streamlining stabilization during every stage of the production process.
    Lead instructors: Bernhardt L. Trout,  Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT; Dr. Mark Manning, Chief Scientific Officer, Legacy BioDesign, LLC.

To register or for more information, visit: professional.mit.edu.

About MIT Professional Education

For over 70 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing technical professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge, and expertise through advanced education programs designed specifically for them. In addition to industry-focused, two-to-five-day live virtual and on-campus Short Programs, MIT Professional Education offers professionals the opportunity to take online-blended learning courses and programs through Digital Plus Programs, attend classes abroad through International Programs, enroll in regular MIT academic courses through the Advanced Study Program, or attend Custom Programs online and/or in-person, designed specifically for their companies. For more information, please visit professional.mit.edu.

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