UK participant Theresa Maier, University of Cambridge, selected as one of three BioCamp 2016 winners
Novartis Pharmacueticals UK Limited. are pleased to announce UK participant Theresa Maier was selected by the Biocamp Jury as one of the three individual winners of BioCamp 2016 and will return to Novartis to carry out a personalised internship. We congratulate all three UK participants on their remarkable contribution to Biocamp 2016 where they explored opportunities of using digital technologies in healthcare to benefit patients around the world.
Sep 23, 2016
Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (Biocamp) is a pioneering three-day seminar that brings the healthcare sector closer to talented students from top universities around the world.
Held 28–31 August 2016 at Novartis International Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the program offered the successful applicants the chance to meet senior executives such as the Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez, have tours of research labs, work on real business scenarios and gain business insights and first-hand experience from a biotech start-up CEO, all whilst networking with fellow talented students from around the world.
After receiving several hundred applications from University students across the United Kingdom, three students were selected to represent the UK at Biocamp 2016. •Abdulrahman Idoko Adam, MSc Biotechnology, University of Glasgow •Hiran Prag, PhD Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge •Theresa Maier, Doctorate Engineering/Paediatrics, University of Cambridge
We congratulate all three UK participants on their remarkable contribution to Biocamp 2016, where over the course of three days they worked in teams on a business case to explore opportunities of using digital technologies in healthcare to benefit patients around the world. In particular we are pleased to announce Theresa Maier was selected by the Biocamp Jury as one of the three individual winners of BioCamp 2016 and will return to Novartis to carry out a personalised internship.
“I am extremely delighted Theresa has been awarded one of the three individual winners of Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp 2016. We received several hundred applications from highly qualified UK university students demonstrating the outstanding scientific talent here in the UK. I wish Theresa the very best of luck with her Novartis Internship and I look forward to supporting her.
The BioCamp Jury was impressed by her ability to structure her team's work on the assigned business case, demonstrating strong analytical thinking and communication skills.
“It was such a privilege to attend the 13th Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp! It enabled me the unique opportunity to engage with inspiring individuals and key decision makers within Novartis,” said Theresa. “BioCamp empowered participants to work in teams on a real business case, creating innovative concepts for an area of strategic interest to Novartis. I had a wonderful experience and I am so grateful for having been recognised as one of the three individual winners of BioCamp 2016. BioCamp emphasised the importance of passion and life-long learning, of reaching out for opportunities, and of having fun while doing so. In speaking to senior executives and experienced researchers it was so refreshing to hear that just like us, they are driven by their passion and curiosity. I strongly encourage University students to apply for BioCamp 2017, as it enables its participants to gain a truly holistic view of Novartis. I look forward to the fantastic opportunity of returning to Novartis as an intern.”