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January 2021

MLSC 2020 Tax Incentive Program Webinar

January 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Online

The Tax Incentive program is offered to companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. The program provides incentives to companies, of all sizes, looking to expand their efforts by creating new, long-term jobs in Massachusetts.

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Statistics 101 and Statistical Quality Control for Biopharmaceuticals (Virtual)

January 11, 2021 - January 13, 2021, All Day
Online

Course Description This course teaches the basic statistical principles, state-ofthe-art concepts, advanced tools, and available techniques for statistical process monitoring, quality fault detection, and continues improvements for wide varietyof applications including biomedical and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications. Instructors Dr. Wenzhen Huang (UMass Dartmouth), Dr. Bharatendra K Rai (UMass Dartmouth), Dr. Seongkyu Yoon (UMass Lowell) Target Audience Manufacturing Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Research Scientist, Bioprocess Engineer Objective At the completion of this course the participant will be able to: Discuss and describe…

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Panel 2: Data Science Education Policy Support

January 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Online

Panel 2 Guiding Questions: ​ How can existing policies be ​best utilized to expand the size and diversity of high school to ​post-secondary Data Science programs? Are any new ​policies needed?​ Panelists Moderator, To Be Announced Elizabeth Bennett, Mass DESE David Cedrone, Mass Department of Higher Education Robert LePage, Executive Office of Education Tom Sannicandro, Mass Association of Community Colleges Expanding Access to Data Science Careers Each discussion in the panel series will address a key component critical to the development of a strategic…

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February 2021

Industrial Lyophilization Training (Virtual)

February 8, 2021 - February 10, 2021, All Day
Online

Course Description This course teaches best practices in the design of lyophilization processes for biopharmaceutical products and formulations. The course describes pitfalls to avoid when designing lyophilization processes, and ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness known only to top lyophilization experts. Instructors Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (FDA), Dr. Seongkyu Yoon (UMass Lowell), Dr. Akhilesh Bhambhani (Merck), Dr. Bakul Bhatnagar (Pfizer), Dr. Robin Bogner (UConn), William Kessler (Physical Sciences Inc.), and Dr. Dan Dixon (Pfizer). Target Audience Senior Research Scientist, Bioprocess Engineer,…

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Panel 3: Enhanced Strategies to Increase Diversity

February 10, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Online

Panel 3 Guiding Question: ​ Given that a core strategy for growing the Data Science workforce is to increase its diversity, what have we learned from recent experience that might inform best practices? Panelists Moderator: To Be Announced, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Ron Walker, Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Ginette Saimprevil, Bottom Line (additional panelists to be announced) Expanding Access to Data Science Careers Each discussion in the panel series will address a key component critical to the development of a strategic…

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March 2021

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy- Manufacturing (Virtual)

March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021, All Day
Online

Course Description This course teaches fundamental concepts in viral vectors for gene therapy and how to manufacture them. The course utilizes case studies and laboratory practices to demonstrate critical steps in the production of viral vectors. Instructors Dr. David McNally (MassBiologics), Dr. Phillip Tai (UMass Medical School), Dr. Shekar Ganesa (MassBiologics), Dr. Sangmook Lee (MassBiologics), Tom Larkin (MassBiologics), Dr. Gretchen Gee (MassBiologics), Dr. Matthew Burak (MassBiologics), and more (details to be announced). Target Audience Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Bioprocess Engineer,…

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Panel 4: New Pathways for a Data Science Workforce

March 10, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Online

Panel 4 Guiding Question: ​ How might EDC’s expertise in developing and implementing ​HS and CC data science initiatives form a key element of ​a sustained, multi-year effort to grow, in collaboration with others, the size and diversity of the state’s future data science workforce?​ Panelist Moderator, Sarita Pillai, EDC Michael Harris, Bunker Hill Community College Randy Kochevar, EDC Rebecca Lewis, EDC Joyce Malyn-Smith, EDC Expanding Access to Data Science Careers Each discussion in the panel series will address a key component critical to…

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