Microcredentials: Biopharmaceutical Technologies

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The ever-changing landscape of the biotechnology field requires constant training. With more than 40% of the total global biotech market space located in the San Francisco Bay area, Northeastern University has an opportunity to be first-in- market with relevant learning opportunities in innovative areas within the field of life science biotechnology. The College of Science is offering a unique set of workshops in cell therapies and other areas within the field that provide exposure to the latest cutting-edge topics available in biopharmaceutical technologies. After a live kick-off that can be attended in person or online, full workshops are offered online and stacks into the Master of Science in Biotechnology degree.

Intro to Biopharmaceutical Technologies Workshop

The second workshop in the series offers exposure to the basic skills needed to develop a modern-day biopharmaceutical product. The following topics will be covered: DNA fingerprinting, PCR technology, microarrays, gene probes and targeting, expression of cloned gene products, gene cloning strategies, transgenic species, and mutation creation and analysis. Participants will learn the theory and practical application behind these technologies: how they are done and their power in scientific discovery and treatment. In particular, this workshop will emphasize the latest advances in these classic technologies.


The workshop will be offered in downtown San Francisco, CA. Optional 2.0 credit.

Workshop Format

The workshop kicks off with a live, interactive presentation that can be attended in person or online and is followed up by a six-week instructor-led online learning program with activities, resources, and collaboration.

Optional Experiential Credit or Continuing Education Units Track

This track is available for students and professionals interested in obtaining credit and/or want the access to a real-world project with our industry partners. Participants in this track will demonstrate competency through provided assessments. The experiential projects are online and in addition to the existing workshop learning resources and activities.

The projects are six weeks long and commence in week three of the workshop after successful completion of the week two assessment (total time commitment for this track is nine weeks). Students and sponsors work closely to produce deliverables that align to cell therapies or a related biotechnology field. Participation in these projects allows students to apply classroom theory to practice and grow their professional networks while contributing to a real-world organization’s ability to move forward on project-based work and connect with rising professional talent. Students can receive up to 2.0 credits applied to the Master of Science in Biotechnology degree if they are admitted into the program or alternatively 2 continuing education units. Students who successfully complete this track will receive a digital credential that can be shared.


Workshop $1,900
Workshop with Experiential Credit Track $2,890

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