20 years of Bridging the Gap Symposium

The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club 20th anniversary symposium will celebrate 20 years of student-driven connections between academia and industry. This meeting will highlight seminal achievements in biotech innovation and commercialization that have occurred since the inception of the club in 1999, especially those which have made a measurable impact on patients’ lives. A theme of fostered collaboration between industry and academia will be emphasized, with panels covering the work of entrepreneurial academic investigators and the bond of information transfer between academia and industry. Keynote speakers will provide outlooks on the unique roles of academia and industry in the ecosystem of biotechnology, and will feature Dean George Daley of Harvard Medical School, RA Capital Founder and Managing Director Peter Kolchinsky, and Vertex EVP & CSO David Altshuler. The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club is excited to host this meeting as one of its premier initiatives for students seeking futures in biotechnology.

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Whether you’re a prospective or current student, recent graduate or postdoc, industry professional or retiree, we invite you to attend our symposium that will celebrate our 20th year as an organization.

RSVP for the symposium here!

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Through our goal of bridging the gap between academia and industry, the Harvard Biotech Club has always and will always organize only free events that are open to everyone who is a member of the club.

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