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How different is the graduate training for biomedical academic and industry jobs? by Professor Yu
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Professor Hanry Yu
Department of Physiology
National University of Singapore

Students expect to attend graduate school to learn research skills that enable them to become professors and they treat industry jobs as backup. The truth is that most graduate training designed for academic career are not preparing the students for industry positions. Graduate, especially Ph.D. training are educating students in a plethora of hard and soft skills. We will discuss what these skills are; how educational and research programs can be structured to impart these skills for industry; and how the students can prepare themselves for industry even in a conventional program designed for academia.

About the speaker:
Dr. Hanry Yu was trained in cell biology and microscopy from Duke (US) and EMBL (Germany). He ventured into Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Optics, Computation and Systems Biology, and lately Mechanobiology. He chaired 3 interdisciplinary graduate programs, including one jointly with MIT where he has been a visiting professor since 2008, collaborating to develop biomedical solutions using optical imaging technologies and analytics. His labs train students for both academic and industry leadership; and have students, postdocs, and mentees as professors in leading universities; founders and senior leaders in biomedical companies. Dr. Yu is currently a tenured full professor of Physiology and Mechanobiology, National University of Singapore; and group leader of synthetic biosystem, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR. He frequently consults for government agencies in Singapore, China and Germany, and serves on boards and external examiners of international organisations and other universities. He is a founder of multiple high-tech companies, two won major awards and one became public company listed in Australia. Dr. Yu is also a handling editor of Biomaterials.

Date/Time26/09/2017 15:30-16:30
VenueEngineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 29/08/2017 16:00(HKT) to 27/09/2017 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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