A one-stop-shop for translational biomarker research. Understanding Biomarker Science: From Molecules to Images

Application Process, Eligibility & Deadlines

Ideal Candidates

  • are members of (in the order of preferential acceptance)
    • Harvard or a Harvard-affiliated institution;
    • a Massachusetts CTSA;
    • a national CTSA;
    • a national academic institution or regulatory agency;
    • a pharma-biotech company.
  • have an MD, DMD, PharmD, or PhD and be poised to begin or be actively engaged in basic or clinical research. In lieu of the aforementioned criteria, applicants may also apply with BS/MS, provided they have >7 years of experience in biomarker science.
  • are able to commit the full four days.


Free of charge for affiliated participants.
Tuition fee applies for external participants. Email us for details.

Application Process

The application process for the April 23-26, 2018, course will close at 5:00p.m. on March 16, 2018. All application materials, including endorsement, should be submitted by the deadline to be eligible.

Priority seating is awarded to members of the Harvard Catalyst community. Priority is awarded to additional applicants in the following order:

  • Massachusetts CTSA affiliates
  • National CTSA Consortium affiliates
  • Institutions unaffiliated with the CTSA Consortium (including academic, industry, and government).

* Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, and its seventeen Academic Healthcare Centers (AHC), or students at Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page. External applicants are accepted for a fee when space is available. For additional details, please contact us.

Read More

Read about current research on the use of biomarkers in heart transplants, funded in part by Harvard Catalyst.

Watch Videos

See videos of previous Biomarkers courses in the Education Video Library.