18 November 2019

For the second consecutive year, the biomedicine programmes at LiU, BSc in Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine and the MSc in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, have organised a well-attended Life Science Meeting. This year, more than 100 students participated, together with internal and external invited speakers.

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Many participants at this year's LiU Life Science Meeting. Photo credit: Johan Jäger Johan Jäger
The LiU Life Science Meeting attracts students, invited partners from the life sciences industry, academia and the health and medical care system, and international lecturers. The meeting is not only an arena for networking: it offers students insight into career opportunities in the various fields.

- 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.Student at LiU:s life science meeting.Jan Neelissen, MSc student on the Experimental and Medical Biosciences programme. 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


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