Tuesday, July 14

Employment Opportunities for Applied Mathematicians in Biotechnology

This minisymposium is sponsored by Society for Mathematical Biology, Inc.

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 1073

Biotechnology provides enormous opportunities for careers for those with skills in mathematics, computer science and physical science. The recent developments in genomics and computer science seem to guarantee increasing needs for well-trained individuals in biotechnology in the forseeable future. This minisymposium is directed toward graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and others who are considering careers in biotechnology. The speakers in this mini-symposium will address the following issues. What are the opportunities and difficulties in starting your own company? What types of scientific problems are currently being tackled by biotechnology? What are the career opportunities in biotechnology? What is the best preparation for embarking on a career in biotechnology? What factors are most important in obtaining a job, and succeeding in it?

Organizer: Leon Glass
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
10:30 Asking Better Questions: An Entrepreneur's Perspective on Mathematical Modeling in Biopharmaceutical Research
Thomas Paterson, Entelos, Inc., Cupertino
11:00 Applied Mathematics in Pharmaceutical Research: Lessons from the Trenches
Frank L. Tobin, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
11:30 Opportunities to Apply Mathematics in the Biomedical Arena
Jeffrey R. Sachs, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Santa Clara
12:00 Mathematical Modeling in the Medical Device Industry
Josèe Morissette, Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis

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LMH, 3/17/98, MMD, 3/30/98