Posted by: Audrey Erbes | March 20, 2010

Audrey’s Picks of the Week

Here’s this week’s meetings:

  • Palo Alto AWIS, Monday Evening, March 22, 2010; Topic: Stem Cells and Women’s HealthSpeaker: Dr. Reijo Pera
  • BioScience Forum, Wednesday Evening, March 24, 2009; Topic: “Personalized Medicine: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. How Genomic Information has, is and will Change Healthcare” Speaker: Steve Rosenberg, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, CardioDx
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, March 23, 2010; Topic: “Starting Out Right:  The Key Legal Considerations in Setting up a Life Sciences Company” Speaker: Deborah A. Marshall, Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP
  • BayBio Therapeutic Breakfast Series, Thursday Morning, March 25, 2010; Topic: “Establishing and Successfully Managing Strategic Alliances”;Panel Moderator:  Mike Brasseur, Vice President, Business Solutions, M Squared Consulting, Inc. – Life Sciences; Panel Speakers:   Patrick Bigot, Senior Director, Head of Alliance Management, Genentech, Inc., Patrice Bruneman, Director, Strategic Alliances, Medivation;Monique Nicoll , Sr. Director, Research & Discovery Alliance Management, Exelixis, Inc.;Venkat Ramanan, Director, International Access Operations, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • San Jose Biocenter, Thursday Afternoon, March 25, 2010; Topic: How to Become a VC Magnet? A Panel & Networking ReceptionPanelists: Andrew McMillan, Ph.D., Principal, 5AM Ventures – an early-stage VC focused on building next-generation life science companies, Rowan Chapman, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures – an early stage VC investing in innovative entrepreneurs, Wendye Robbins, MD, President & CEO, Limerick BioPharma – which completed a Series C financing, securing $15M in new funds,Anthony Ford, Ph.D., Founder & CSO, Afferent Pharmaceuticals – which just received $23M in Series A financing, Mickey S. Urdea, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Tethys Bioscience – which recently closed a $25M Series D financing., Lead Facilitator: Scott M. Iyama, Corporate Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP – our Lead Facilitator, and a member of the Emerging Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and VC firms.
  • East Bay AWIS,Thursday Evening, March 25, 2010; Topic: “Careers for Scientists in the Legal Professions”A panel discussion featuring:
    Madhuri “Mani” Roy, PhD, Scientific Advisor and Patent Agent, Wilson    Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
    Kathleen McCowin, JD, MS, Licensing Officer, Office of Technology        Licensing,University of California, Berkeley
    Carol Mimura, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property

See full downloadable list here MeetinglistMarch 20, 2010 (right click to open in new window.)



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