Foundations of Biotechnology

All BTP trainees are required to take a 1 semester Foundations of Biotechnology course while supported by the BTP. The course provides trainees with an overview of the foundations of the biotechnology industry, technology transfer, the basics on patents and protection of intellectual property, business development cycle, and other topics. Other tools and perspectives for becoming successful researchers in the biotechnology arena include guidance on preparing effective oral, visual and written presentations. The course instructors bring in outside experts from the university and local business community to enhance these discussions.