From Bench to Business: Exploring Careers in Start-ups and Industry

The CSBGU will be hosting Thomas and Maurice from BenchSci for their talk: From Bench to Business: Exploring careers in start-ups and industry.

We would like to extend this invitation to all interested graduate students and postdocs in the department!

Join us on Thursday March 23 in RW432 at 12pm-1pm for a FREE PIZZA lunch and learn more about how you can transition from academia to the start-up industry.

BenchSci is a machine learning start-up founded by recent PhD graduates from the University of Toronto, Canada. BenchSci’s free web-based search platform uses machine learning technology to decode scientific papers and extract antibody usage data. The results are individual published figures that can be filtered by specific experimental contexts including techniques, tissues, cell lines, and more. With BenchSci, scientists can find the best antibodies for their research in minutes!

Dr. Thomas Leung: 

Tom is the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder of BenchSci. He completed PhD in Epigenetics at the University of Toronto. Tom was very passionate about developing a solution to better organize the vast amount of data in scientific literature to bring the most relevant information to scientists as quickly as possible.

Dr. Maurice Y.F. Shen:

As the Community Architect, Maurice serves as the liaison between BenchSci and the scientific community to share the platform and to gather feedback from scientists to improve the BenchSci platform. He obtained his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

Here is a link to the video from the BenchSci seminar and a link to BenchSci’s website and blog !

 Organizer: Jennifer Doucet 

BenchSci seminar 2017