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As an emerging topic of discussion within clinical diagnosis and drug discovery, biomarker research and developments are set to expand the scope of relevant clinical endpoints. Participants in this course will gain a basic understanding of the study of biomarkers, as well as major concepts within the field.

Instruction from leading industry experts will deliver biomarker research and theoretical concepts, as well as practical issues involved in conducting drug discovery related biomarker research and disease related biomarker identification. Participants will learn various biomarker research model systems and tools while learning the criteria required for identifying biomarkers in different diseases.

Topics may include:

  • Biomarker requirements, classification and criteria for evaluating potential markers.
  • The practice of sample collection and quality control for a biomarker study in conjunction with epidemiological studies, including design, analysis and more.
  • Ethical and legal concerns.
  • Biomarker analyses tools including flow cytometry, digital pathology, ligand binding, DNA arrays, gene expression arrays and proteomics.
  • Biomarker in diseases, including cancer and autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Biomarker in Drug Discovery in animal models, in vitro diagnostics and surrogate and endpoint biomarker.
Speakers:
  • Jelveh Lameh, Ph.D., Executive Director, Head of Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Navigate BioPharma Services Inc.
  • Hua Gong, Ph.D., COO and Head of Precision Medicine, Adagene
  • Reinhold Pollner, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Head, Genomic Biomarker Solutions, Navigate BioPharma Services Inc.
  • Naveen Dakappagari, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Head, Protein Biomarker Solutions, Navigate BioPharma Services Inc.
  • Chad Ray, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Director-Global Therapeutics Research Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics, Metabolism, Zoetis
     

Note: Due to circumstances stemming from COVID-19, this course will be offered in a live online format in Fall 2020. This course will use Zoom conference call technology instead of traditional classroom meetings.

Course Number: BIOL-40258
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Drug Discovery and DevelopmentIn Vitro Diagnostics

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