- While taking courses, students may find it difficult to understand what all this theory can be used for. The Life Science Meeting is intended to allow our students to get to know their future profession at an early stage. It can also inspire them and help them understand the range of careers available, says Anna Fahlgren, programme manager for the BSc Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine programme, and one of the meeting organisers.
This year: drug development and precision medicine
The meeting is held every year, with a new theme each year chosen to give insight into a wide range of fields. Students who take both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s should not have to experience the same theme during their five-year period of study. The focus at this year’s meeting was drug design and precision medicine.
The invited speakers came from small and large life sciences companies and from the academic world, and included researchers at LiU. In addition to describing their research field, the speakers were asked to say a few words about their background.Jan Neelissen, Photo credit Johan Jäger
- Last year was my first time. It gave me many ideas about what I can do when I finish, and doctoral studies are not the only option. The life sciences industry, for example, is a possibility. The meeting helps you to realise that you have expertise and knowledge, and describes the opportunities that our education gives, says Jan Neelissen, MSc student in experimental and medical biosciences.
Translated by George Farrants