Symposium: Education and Business in life sciences for start-ups and biomedical professionals

We would like to welcome ambitious biomedical professionals who want to boost their careers and broaden their expertise in science & entrepreneurship. In collaboration with HollandBIO and Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden (PJFL) presents a short symposium on education and training. Learn about exciting new training programs geared towards efficiently developing new medical interventions and integrating science & entrepreneurship. Discuss the practical aspects with our staff, contributors and alumni. The symposium will be held at the CHDR in Leiden Bio Science Park and is free of charge. Seating is limited, so sign up now!

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Photo by Michiel Plas, courtesy of CHDR


This symposium will be held on January 22, 2018 at CHDR in Leiden Bio Science Park.

Program 14:00 – 14:20 Walk in 14:20 – 16:00

Adam Cohen (CEO CHDR) "Why we need better educated biomedical scientists for the development of novel medical interventions"

Marcel Kenter (Director PJFL) "How do we educate graduated biomedical scientists? Blended courses with real-world case studies"

Chrétien Herben (Valorisation Manager Health Holland) "Venture Challenge: Building your Life Sciences business"

Haifen Hu (Director Hyphen) "BioBusiness Summer School & Business Development Program - Facilitating the transition from science to business"

Saco de Visser (Head of Education PJFL) "A novel non-linear approach for clinical development"

16:00 – 16:30 Panel discussion with alumni from the training programs 16:30 – 17:30 Drinks We are happy to welcome three alumni from the training programs who will participate in the panel discussion: Stefan Braam (NCardia), Lars Ottevanger (RiverD International) and Meta Roestenberg (LUMC).

Due to the big interest in this event, we have reached the participation limit. Please email us at to be added to the waiting list or sign up for the newsletter to receive updates about future events and courses.