What? Graduate Program Session on Biotechnology Innovation
& Regulatory Science
When? 11th – 22nd March, 2019
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), the Africa Centre for
Research, Agricultural Advancement Teaching Excellence and Sustainability (CREATES) in collaboration
with Purdue Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science (BIRS) Center of the United States of
America will be hosting the Graduate Program Session on Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory
Science at the NM-AIST from 11th – 22nd March 2019.
Week One: March 11 – 15, 2019
The session will broadly focus on innovations in biotechnology that are driving the present product
development environment from both a pharmaceutical product and device perspective. This training
fits well with prospective candidates from Nelson Mandela. Our goal is to have interactive sessions
where students can learn about the present state of science in these areas with a goal of understanding the
foundations for the products that they will likely be developing and evaluating in their regions in the near
Week Two: March 18 – 22, 2019
On this week the focus will be on Good Regulatory Practices, network mapping with systems thinking,
project development and evaluation. Here too, the goal is to have interactive sessions where students can
apply the theory covered in the Good Regulatory Practices modules to case studies which reflect real life
applications of Good Regulatory Practice principles, including systems mapping of pharmaceutical
manufacturing to identify gaps. This week will also include lectures on professional development (in the
GXP and quality culture context) to enable sound pharmaceutical decisions.
We anticipate approximately 70 student participants, in both post-graduate certificate and MS programs.
50 will be from the region including Tanzania, however up to 20 will be allocated to NM-AIST.
Courses will be led by expert faculty from Purdue and regulatory leaders from global organizations.
In addition, we will have approximately 20 adjunct faculty and guest speakers from academic
and regulatory and industry professional organizations.
The upcoming session will include guest speakers and adjunct faculty in global leadership
positions from both regional professional quality medicine organizations in Tanzania and
Uganda, as well as regulatory and industry leaders from global pharmaceutical and regulatory
organizations, such as Merck, Cook Medical and FDA.
With the gracious support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BIRS program is continuing its
efforts to educate African pharmaceutical scientists in modern technologies and building regulatory
capacity needed to achieve these goals. The program gives professionals with a background in
pharmacy, chemistry or related sciences the opportunity to specialize in Biotechnology Innovation
and Regulatory Science with applications to the field of Industrial Pharmacy.
This Workshop will be attended by local and international students, faculty and experts from
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
For those who are interested to attend, kindly fill the attached form and send it back to
firstname.lastname@example.org before 1th March, 2019.
We urge the NM-AIST to take advantage of this great opportunity and register early!!!
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
Graduate Program Session on Biotechnology Innovation & Regulatory Science 11th –
22nd March, 2019
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