Bridge the gap to life science industry

On a couple of occasions each year we invite you to short meetings. We offer informative seminars on exciting topics accompanied by prominent speakers along with mingle and refreshments.

Our seminars are free of charge and we meet a couple of hours to highlight questions on career strategies outside academia and how to optimize your success on these. We invite prominent speakers with long experience working in the life science industry to share their experience and discuss your questions.

We meet in Lund, often at Medicon Village or at the University, and hope to promote the career of PhD students within life science, medicine and engineering, as well as collaborations between academia and the industry.

If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to keep up to date with our invitations. Since there has been a strong interest in our recent seminars, we have a participants limit and therefore apply a ‘first served’ principle which requires a registration.

Thinking of a career in the life science industry?

Then join MentLife for lunch 12-1 PM on 17 May at Kemicentrum. You’ll find us in room K:G.

We will introduce you to MentLife and how our mentors can support you with personal development and how to increase your chances to landing a job in the industry.

The event is free of charge.

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MentLife´s mentors help PhD students thinking of a career outside academia to achieve tailored personal and career goals.

By matching individual students and mentors, our mentors give the mentee the personal attention and commitment their needs demand. This we hope, will increase the mentees understanding of working in the life science industry and provide a foundation of personal and professional development.

Apply to MentLife´s mentor program by 1 June. We will need your CV along with a motivation on why you wish to join the program.

More info and registration: www.mentlife.se

Are you interested in having a mentor from the the industry?

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Then you can apply to MentLife´s mentor program. The registration is open 15 Apr til 01 Jun.

Our mentors give the mentees the personal attention and commitment their needs demand. The mentors help you achieve tailored personal and career goals.

If you are a PhD-student at one of the faculties below at Lund University you qualify to apply for our mentor program 2016-2017.

  • Faculty of medicine
  • Faculty of science
  • Faculty of engineering

Each mentee is matched to one mentor, which is why we will also need your CV and a cover letter stating why you are motivated to take part of the program.

Read HERE for more information about the mentor program.

For questions contact Lars Erik Edholm on 0706 56 37 43.

 

Open seminar on 7 April at Medicon Village

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Changes in the way new medicines are being developed

The last decade has seen significant changes in the way new medicines are being developed and commercialized for the market. A combination of high cost, high risk and an unstable global economy has resulted in a resurgence of mergers, acquisitions and, in particular, commercial alliances between Big Pharma, Biotech and Specialist companies.

These types of alliance bring their own challenges and will be the focus of this Open Seminar.

Using, as examples, the recent deals with Janssen Biotech and Astellas, Eva Dahlén from Alligator Bioscience and Lena Mårtensson from Leo Pharma will describe what is involved in developing new ideas beyond the discovery and early-development phase as well as the importance to the business of establishing long-term commercial relationships.

In addition to providing a general description of the two companies, Lena and Eva will also describe some of the potential job opportunities available and the qualifications and experience needed.

Speaker Eva Dahlén

* Current position: Principal scientist and business intelligence at Alligator Bioscience

Dr. Dahlén is a Principal Scientist at Alligator Bioscience. She is project leader and scientifically responsible in various drug discovery and research programs in the field of immuno-oncology. In addition, she is responsible for business intelligence as well as for scientific business development, establishing and maintaining partnerships with academia and biotech companies in relevant areas. Dr. Dahlén holds a PhD in immunology from Lund University. She has been employed by Alligator Bioscience since 2004. Previous affiliations include Malmö university, Lund university and Active Biotech.

Speaker Lena Mårtensson

*  Current position: Senior Director and Head of Pipeline sourcing at LEO.

This position means that she leads the in licensing efforts from early stage in discovery up to Phase III in development, mainly for compounds, but it could also be technology platforms and strategic partnership with key academic centers.

Dr. Mårtensson is in the Board of Directors in Genovis, Oncorena and a senior partner and member of the Investment committee in Pulse. She also takes part in the MentLife program, being a mentor when needed, along with belonging to the Rotary club in Helsingborg.

Her background is PhD and Associate Professor of Physiology from University of Lund, with extensive fellowships done in the US and in the Netherlands. It was also in the Netherlands she did her postdoc at the Erasmus Medical School in Rotterdam.

Dr. Mårtensson has worked since then in the Life science industry for over 30 years, holding leadership positions at Gambro AB, Perstorp, Pharmacia/Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Speaker Tomas Högberg

Tomas Högberg will set the scene for the presentations of Eva Dahlén and Lena Mårtensson.

Dr. Högberg has spent 45 years in the pharmaceutical industry and had leading roles from early drug discovery up to marketed products in various types of companies – Astra, AstraZeneca, ALK-Abelló, 7TM Pharma and presently LEO Pharma. Dr. Högberg has experience in drug design and development in several therapeutic areas including dermatology, obesity, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, inflammatory diseases, respiratory diseases, depression, psychosis, pain, and infection. He has a PhD in organic chemistry and became associate professor at KTH 1985. Dr. Högberg is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem, FRSC) since 1991 and he has published over 100 scientific papers and 50 patent applications.

 

Open seminar 9 February

Did you ever wonder what´s behind the job titles in Life Science?

Mentlife invites all interested to a seminar on the 9th Feb at 5-7 p.m.  

  • Medical Scientific Liaison, Scientific Advisor, Medical Writer, Pharmacovigilance-Officer, Regulatory-Officer, Project Leader, Product Manager… What do they do?
  • How do you prepare a career in Life science?
  • What´s the future work life in the industry (Sweden and Denmark)?
  • The seminar will also focus on three important areas for a career
  • within Life Science: Health Economy, Ethical regulations and Critical reviewing of scientific articles

Speaker: Niclas Lindqvist,  Molecular Biologist with >20 years experience as Brand Leader, Global Product Manager, Advisor etc. Now working as Business Unit Director within recruitment and staffing in LifeScience sector.