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Stanford Offers Online Graduate Certificate In Biotechnology

STANFORD, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In fields dependent on continuously changing science and technology, professionals are better positioned to succeed if they stay on top of the latest knowledge. Biotech professionals and those wanting to get a foot in the door in this dynamic field can now earn a Biotechnology Graduate Certificate from Stanford, part-time and online. The certificate program is offered by the Stanford School of Engineering's top ranked Department of Chemical Engineering, and enrollment recently opened through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Classes are administered online and include intermediate and advanced courses in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, and entrepreneurship.

Biotechnology is a propelling force in a number of society's grand challenges including engineering better molecules and devices to improve human health, metabolic engineering for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals, and plant biotechnology for biofortification and crop pest resistance.   Stanford's Biotechnology Graduate Certificate program offers participants the chance to learn about both proven and emerging technologies while obtaining a fundamental understanding of genetic engineering, essential chemical engineering concepts and biological principles. Students will explore the opportunities and challenges that define biotechnology entrepreneurship including development timelines, investment requirements, intellectual property and integration.

The program draws upon the strengths of Stanford's renowned teaching and research as well as industry expertise. Working professionals in a range of fields including genomics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, energy, and agriculture can expand their scientific understanding of the industry while positioning themselves for career growth.

For more information, visit Biotechnology Graduate Certificate.

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.

Allison Campbell650-575-6437 

SOURCE Stanford Center for Professional Development

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