A one-stop-shop for translational biomarker research. Understanding Biomarker Science: From Molecules to Images
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • An overview of the role of biomarkers in translational science.
  • MD, DMD, PharmD, or PhD and be poised to begin or be actively engaged in basic or clinical research
  • must be able to commit the full 4 days
Time commitment
  • 4 days
Funding level
Session dates
  • March 17-20, 2014
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on January 24, 2014
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than January 31, 2014.
Note: The application process has closed. The next offering will be Spring 2015.

Understanding Biomarker Science course was developed to prepare clinical and translational investigators involved in or planning to be involved in basic, translational, or clinical biomarker research. The four-day course is divided into seven "blocks" addressing the entire spectrum of biomarker science from discovery to evaluation and commercialization.

Course Outline

  • Day 1
    • Fundamental Concepts in Biomarker Research
    • "How To" Advance Biomarker Research
  • Day 2
    • Biomarker Discovery
    • Types of Biomarkers
  • Day 3
    • Types of Biomarkers, cont'd
    • Biomarkers in Health and Disease
  • Day 4
    • Biomarker Technologies
    • Biomarker Marketplace
  • Course schedule [PDF]

All course materials, including presentations by the faculty and recommended resources, will be made available to attendees after course completion.

Course Completion

Upon completion, participants will receive 1) a certificate of course participation, and 2) CME credit (if applicable).

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.