Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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A program as unique as you are.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  1. A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business and law
  2. Powerful skills that bring the "big picture" of life science product development and commercialization into clear focus
  3. Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled, and
  4. A completed degree in less than two years

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year II: Business of Biotechnology: Commercialization Pathways
Session 3: Capital Budgeting and Investment Decisions, Part II
Friday, September 30, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructors: Cheryl Vickroy, MBA and R.D. Nair, Ph.D.

In this session we will review techniques used by corporate finance departments to allocate capital to investment projects.

Year II: Molecular Technologies III
Session 3: Cytochrome P450 Technology Laboratory and Introduction to Cell Culture and Cell-Based Assays
Saturday, October 1, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute lab

Faculty Instructors: Natalie Betz, Ph.D.; Eric Vincent, Ph.D. and Tracy Worzella, MS (Class of 2004)

In Session 3 students will get hands-on experience performing cytochrome P450 assays. Students will perform cytochrome P450 assays to determine the sensitivity of various P450 isozymes to the four test compounds identified in our earlier screen. In addition, positive control compounds will also be assayed to verify what P450 inhibition looks like. Students will be divided into 5 groups, each evaluating a different isozyme (1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, or 3A4) using a luminescent technology.

Students will be exposed to a lecture on basic cell culture techniques and methods, including a history of cell biology, cell culture requirements, and cell culture methods. This lecture will also introduce students to cell-based assays for measuring cell viability and/or apoptosis and their role in the drug discovery process.

Question about the degree?
Contact Natalie

Natalie Betz, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (608) 274-4330, Ext. 1272
nabetz@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Question about admissions?
Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk, MA
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 263-0773
bthusk@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison