Students! win a place to attend Novartis International BioCamp 2016
BioCamp is a pioneering three-day seminar at Novartis in Switzerland that brings the biotechnology sector to talented students from top universities around the world. Students from NUIG, UCD, Trinity, RCSI and UCC have attended to date.
Jack O’Meara, NUIG who attended the BioCamp found the experience very beneficial “Biocamp gave me a 100%, completely new perspective on the healthcare industry – BioCamp provided a direct window to observe how the leading Pharm companies brings life-changing products to the patients who need them most.”
Two students from Ireland win a place to attend Novartis International Biocamp 2015
BioCamp is a pioneering three-day seminar at Novartis in Switzerland that brings the biotechnology sector to talented students from top universities around the world.
In March 2015, Novartis Ireland invited students from Ireland’s top universities to apply for BioCamp, which took place in August. The interest from students was overwhelming; over 40 highly qualified candidates from five universities across Ireland applied.
After a presentation day in Novartis Elm Park, a short list of 5 applicants was sent to Novartis Switzerland where the scientific jury selected the following two students from Ireland; Jack O’Meara (NUIG) and Kathy O’Reilly (Trinity & RCSI).
Jack O’Meara, NUIG who attended Biocamp found the experience very beneficial “Biocamp gave me a 100%, completely new perspective on the healthcare industry – BioCamp provided a direct window to observe how the leading Pharma companies brings life-changing products to the patients who need them most.”
The program offers participants an opportunity to meet Novartis Chief Executive, Joe Jimenez and leading scientists. The students also have the opportunity to have a tour of Novartis’ research labs and gain business insights through first-hand experience.
UCC & RCSI Students take part in 2014 Novartis BioCamp
Novartis experts and future scientific leaders meet at International BioCamp 2014 to consider ‘The Race Against Time’
Kathleen Fitzgerald, a PhD candidate at UCC and Rukmani Sridharan another PhD candidate from the Royal College of Surgeons were selected to represent Ireland on behalf of Novartis Ireland at the 2014 BioCamp which took place in Basel, Switzerland from the 25th -28th of August. Watch the 2014 BioCamp video here.
The eleventh annual International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) consisted of a three-day seminar bringing biotechnology and business experts together with more than 60 selected students from leading international universities in 25 countries and territories focused on the challenges of a growing aging population.
According to the World Health Organization, the population of people 60 years of age and older has doubled since 1980 and is forecast to reach 2 billion by 2050, when this age group will outnumber children up to 15 years of age. This aging population brings complex healthcare challenges to governments, providers and the public. While better scientific understanding of childhood diseases and stronger maternal healthcare has led to people living longer. At BioCamp, students and experts explore these challenges and potential solutions.
International BioCamp participants interact with key Novartis scientists who lead the company’s unique approach to drug discovery and learn about breakthrough medicines to address patients’ unmet medical needs. The interactive program is designed to help students understand trends and challenges in the biotechnology and life-sciences sectors, as well as receive first-hand experience about starting and running a biotech company. BioCamp also allows students to explore career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and network with talented students from other countries.
During BioCamp, students had the opportunity to visit Novartis laboratories and meet with researchers who believe they now have a better understanding of the biology around vision loss, muscle wasting and hearing and balance disorders to treatments for an aging population. The program is set at the Novartis Campus in Basel, global headquarters of the company and home to approximately 7,500 associates.
International BioCamp 2013
The Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) brings together selected top students from science and business universities from around the world.
A pioneering three day seminar that brings the biotechnology sector closer to talented students from top universities around the world, BioCamp is held at Novartis International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and the program offers participants an opportunity to
Interact with key Novartis scientists who lead our unique approach to drug discovery
Learn about breakthrough new medicines to address patients’ unmet medical needs
Understand trends and challenges in the bio-technology sector
Receive first-hand experience about starting and running a biotech company
Explore career opportunities in the healthcare and biotech industries
Network with talented students from other countries and get in touch with Novartis associates
In 2013, Novartis Ringaskiddy was delighted to announce that Stephen Fahy, a Chemical and Process Engineering student in UCC, one of two representatives selected to represent Ireland and Novartis Ringaskiddy at BioCamp was a member of the winning team for BioCamp 2013.
*Stephen Fahy is pictured on the far right.
2013 was the first time Ireland and Novartis Ringaskiddy has entered the BioCamp programme.For more information on International BioCamp contact Novartis in Ireland or click here.