Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.
In June 2017, we will be hosting our first annual BPDA symposium at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, focused on strategies to nurture academia-industry collaborations and to advance scientific research and professional development.
Many postdoctoral trainees have strong research, teaching, and interpersonal skills; however, they lack the ability to leverage these skills to prepare for careers in either academic tenure-track positions or industry.
As biological research becomes increasingly multidisciplinary and technologically complex, collaborative research among diverse experts is often required to address important scientific questions. This symposium will be a unique platform for young investigators to establish new relationships and gain new perspectives.
Our goals are twofold: 1) to facilitate increased collaboration among scientists and engineers in academia and industry; 2) to provide practical tools necessary to enhance the professional development of early career researchers.