San Diego's biotechnology pharmaceutical industries are exciting and dynamic growth sectors in the California economy. With this expansion comes ongoing challenges and the need for innovation.
UC San Diego Extension offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education needs of the life sciences community, support high-level skills development for industry professionals and career transition for those interested in entering the biotechnology field.
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March 17-21, 2014
This intensive, 5-day program focuses on the chemistry of drug molecules and drug action. It covers topics essential for understanding the multidisciplinary areas of medicinal chemistry as taught by a variety of experienced pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals.
April 30-May 2, 2014
This 3-day workshop is designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the performance of mammalian cell culture operations throughout the product and process lifecycle from process development to full scale manufacturing under current Good Manufacturing Practices.
March 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
In this TED-style evening presentation, UCSD faculty and Zementis CEO will discuss various activities surrounding big data, including the latest development in research, services and education. UCSD-TV will be recording this presentation to be released later on this year! This event is only $10...reserve your seat today!
Find out about today’s most promising fields from industry experts and instructors. A variety of workshops will be held that focus on specific industries. You will gain insights into the latest trends and career opportunities. Life Sciences and Healthcare Night is March 25th!
Developed and taught by four world-renowned scientists at UC San Diego and Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), this free, massive open online course (MOOC) will review climate change from a variety of perspectives. Continuing education credit is available for nominal fee. Next course starts in April!
Explore two new certificate programs focusing on Biofuels. The programs will give a comprehensive view of the landscape of biofuels research and production.
UCSD offers a unique graduate degree tailored to the needs of experienced mid-career professionals in these areas:
Take an accelerated approach to developing advanced leadership and management skills.