Northweste​rn University MS in Biotechnol​ogy Program

Dear Students,

We would like to introduce the Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) offered by Northwestern University. The MBP provides interdisciplinary training to biologists, chemists and engineers to prepare for careers in the biopharma and biotechnology industries. MBP advantages include:

• 15-month (5 quarters) MS in Biotechnology program
• Optional paid 6-month Industrial Internship (extends the program to 21 months)
• 1000 hours of research guided by a Northwestern faculty mentor.
• Core education in bioprocess engineering theory and laboratory practice.
• New certificates in “Sustainability and Global Health Biotechnologies” and “Nanobiotechnology”
• Technology commercialization seminars on the legal, regulatory, business, and ethical aspects of biotechnology, many presented by industry professionals.
• Guided practice in critical thinking and scientific writing, as well as oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Placement and career development assistance provided by a full-time industrial liaison.
• Industrial Advisory Board members visit annually to provide guidance to the program and interact with MBP students.

Please take a few minutes to review the program materials at MBP Director William Miller or Associate Director Igor Kourkine would be happy to discuss the program with you in more detail.


Master of Biotechnology Program Faculty and Staff

P.S. Because of its extensive research component, the MBP is also appropriate for students who may wish to subsequently enroll in a PhD program, medical school or dental school.

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program

Application deadline: February 15

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2013.

For more information, please visit

Carol Casey
Associate Director
Student-Faculty Programs
California Institute of Technology

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2013 UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program

Application Deadline: February 1

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2013 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are May 27 – August 2, 2013 and the application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013. Berkeley welcomes applications from your students and appreciates if you would forward this information to your colleagues.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at

Best wishes from UC Berkeley,

Audrey Knowlton, Program Director
Elizabeth Coyne, Program Manager

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