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Making the most out of my research - Patents and other things I cannot afford to ignore 2016

Jun 6
Jun 7
Löwenberg 43, Murten
Centre Löwenberg Murten Hauptgebäude

A two-day hands on workshop for doctoral students and post-docs in life sciences

Whether you plan an academic research career, a move into the pharmaceutical or biotech industries or a switch to a research support role, there is a high chance that you will be confronted with questions related to intellectual property and patenting. Over the last decades, life sciences have become a productive source of technological innovation, leading to commercial products and new markets. Along with this ongoing development, issues in intellectual property are becoming more and more important for researchers in biosciences.

To help you to prepare for this challenge, the Forum for Genetic Research of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) organizes a course dedicated to patents and their implementation in the field of life sciences. At the end of this two-day workshop, you will master basic knowledge in intellectual property and will have answers to the following questions:

How does patenting in life sciences affect – my career? – academic research? – the society?

The course consists of a series of lectures on intellectual property protection and patent law, challenges related to intellectual property in an academic environment and in a spin-off company and ethical considerations. You will also discover new job opportunities in the field of intellectual property management. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops where you can gain hands on experiences in the topics described.

This year’s edition of the course is organized in collaboration with the following doctoral schools:
• CUSO, doctoral programs Staromics, Microbiology and Molecular Plant Sciences
• Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of Bern
• Life Science Graduate School, Zürich
• Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology, University of Neuchâtel

Accommodation and meals:

The two-day course will take place at the Centre Loewenberg in Murten. All meals including a barbecue dinner on Monday night as well as accommodation in single rooms will be provided and are included in the participation fee. In order to foster exchange between participants and experts, all participants are strongly encouraged to attend the dinner and stay at the Centre Loewenberg for the entire duration of the course.

Participation fee:

* Postdocs: 400 CHF
* PhD students: 100 CHF

The fee includes course material, single-room accommodation and meals.
THE COURSE IS NOW FULL. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please send an e-mail to: geneticresearch@scnat.ch



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