Career development II: Transition from academia to industry

Tuesday June 25th, 16:30 - 17:30


As Director Biomarkers, I am contributing to the integration of preclinical and clinical efforts within the drug development process. In a nutshell, I am part of a team tasked to ensure the successful translation ‘from Petri dish to patient’. One of my main drivers is to bring potentially life-saving solutions to patients, which to me means combining a high sense of diligence with urgency. In this session, I want to outline my path from university to this industry role, including my different experiences within ‘big pharma’, ‘small medium enterprise’ and ‘biotech’. There will be ample room for your questions.

About Miriam Bujny

Director Biomarkers, ProQR
Since March 2016, Miriam is Director Biomarkers at ProQR (Leiden, NL), and is responsible for the biomarker strategy for clinical trials for two of ProQRs lead programs. Previously, as Principal Scientist, Miriam led the predictive marker discovery efforts at the Janssen Prevention Center (Leiden, NL). Miriam also held various positions at Crucell (Leiden, NL) in discovery and characterization of anti-viral antibodies. Miriam studied biochemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (1998 – 2003), and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK (2003 – 2007). From 2007 to 2010, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will be organised from 24-28 June 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

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Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.