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Roche X Synapse: Where Science Meets Business

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


If you are keen on pursuing a career within the life science industry, then this is your chance to familiarize yourself with Roche, the world’s largest biotech company located in Denmark.

Join Roche and Synapse on a full day visiting Roche Diagnostics and Roche Innovation Center. Roche is a multinational healthcare company renowned for their innovation in biotech and cancer treatment. During the day, participants will get a deep dive into Roche as a company, their recent transformation into an agile workplace, as well as presentations in where business meets science.

Roche and has offered 60 students to visit their two sites in Medicon Valley. The students will be picked up by a bus at Biocenteret, which first heads for the Roche HQ Denmark in Hvidovre. After breakfast, employees will share some of their experiences on transitioning from student to a professional at Roche, and sharing some insights on a new company structure they have employed. The bus then heads to Hørsholm where lunch is provided. Lead scientists will give inspiring talks on treatments and innovation within Roche throughout the afternoon, after which the students will be transported back to Biocenteret.


9:00 – 9:15 = Welcome with coffee and croissants w/ Seeds
9:15 – 9:35 = Introduction to Roche (Roche Global, Roche Denmark, Purpose) w/ Richard Wright
9:35 – 11:00 = Presentations
1) 9:35 – 9:50 = Global opportunities w/ Mikkel Misfeldt
2) 9:50 – 10:05 = Transforming into an agile workplace w/ Mikkel Ehlers
3) 10:05 – 10:15 = Transition from University to Roche w/ Maria, Bjørn, Tobias

10:15 – 10:25 = Break 

4) 10:25 – 10:45 = Personalized Healthcare w/ Henrik Knoth
5) 10:45 – 11:10 = Companion Diagnostics w/ Jan Narvestad

Transport (45 min) 

11:55 – 12:45 = Lunch and networking
12:45 – 13:05 = From Danish Biotech to Roche w/ Bo Ritsmar, Site Head & Head of Operations, People & Culture
13:05 – 13:30 = RNA Therapeutics w/ Sanna Lund Diemer, Sr. Scientist
13:30 – 14:00 = From Academia to Big Pharma w/ Alexander Munk, Scientist
14:00 – 14:30 = Looking for External Innovation w/ Mads Aaboe Jensen, Sr. Principal Scientist
14:30 – 14:45 = Q&A w/ all 


Participation is free of charge
Time: December 12th, 8.00-15.30
Location: Roche Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics, Hvidovre, RICC, Hørsholm.
Pick up from Biocenter, Ole Maaløes vej 5, at 8.15.
Sign-up: Sign-up will open on the 25th of November. Seats are limited, so first come first serve. 

If you have any questions, feel free to write an email to jaj@synapse-connect.org

Please visit www.roche.com and www.roche.dk, if you would like to read more about Roche.

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We thank you for your interest

The Synapse Team


December 12, 2019
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Industriholmen 59
Hvidovre, 2650 Denmark
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