Life Science Experiences For Professionals

Hone your life science research knowledge with ULP’s experiential laboratory courses designed to help recent graduates and STEM professionals refine their research and laboratory skills.

Hands-on Laboratory Training

In today's rapidly evolving life science job market, upskilling and reskilling are critical for organizations and individuals to stay competitive. ULP’s hands-on biotech laboratory classes offer a practical, immersive approach to learning that can help new graduates or professionals re-entering the workforce gain industry-standard laboratory skills. These lab training opportunities can help them stand out among life science and bioresearch job applicants.

1-Day Hands-on Laboratory Courses

Principles of Flow Cytometry

By Application

This 1-day course introduces the fundamental principles, sample preparation, experimental controls, and data analysis of flow cytometry. Trainees will gain hands-on flow cytometry experience with industry-standard instruments, reagents, application, and software analysis. Trainees will perform a multicolor panel experiment using best practices in analytic cytometry, experiment design and analysis. Trainees have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive a digital credential through UCI.

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HPLC Methods and Fundamentals

By Application

Learn the basics of HPLC operation and acquire valuable laboratory skills that prepare you for basic research in the pharmaceutical and synthetic biology sectors. Trainees will complete hands-on, problem-based challenges where they will apply classroom knowledge in a HPLC laboratory setting. Trainees will learn how to solubilize pharmaceuticals, create quantitative concentration curves and prepare samples from complex biological mixtures. Trainees have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive a digital credential through UCI.

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Multi-Week Hands-on Laboratory Courses

Molecular Biology 1

Genome Engineering Research Program

This 8-week hybrid course provides hands-on training industry-standard knowledge and skills in bacterial cloning, genomic and plasmid DNA isolation, PCR, restriction digest, and gel electrophoresis as well as experimental design and execution.

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Molecular Biology 2

Gene Expression Research Program

Prerequiste: Molecular Biology 1

This 8-week hybrid course provides hands-on training with industry-standard knowledge and skills in qPCR, protein purification, quantification, experimental design and execution. Participants will learn the best practices in the standard molecular biology techniques performed in biomanufacturing, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories.

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Life Science Scholarship Opportunities Available

Our mission is to cultivate the future life science workforce by focusing on educating and developing young professionals post-college. ULP’s life science scholarships allow professionals to continue their STEM education and further push the boundaries of new discoveries, fostering a continued hands-on experience in life science research.

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April 16, 2024
Tuesday, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Irvine Tech Week 2024

Join us for an exciting week-long event series that showcases the thriving ecosystem of Irvine.

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April 17, 2024
Wednesday, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

ULP Open House #IrvineTechWeek

Join ULP for an open house with appetizers and drinks in collaboration with Irvine Tech Week.

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April 25, 2024
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

HR for Life Science Startups Series 2/4: Compensation & Compliance

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May 08, 2024
Wednesday, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SBIR/STTR Series 1/4: Overview of SBIR/STTR Proposals

4-part series to help your company write a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

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May 09, 2024
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

HR for Life Science Startups Series 3/4: Staffing Needs for Scaling

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May 14, 2024
Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Access to Capital: How to get a Term Sheet in Today's Investment Climate

Join us for a hybrid Lunch and Learn with leading local investors.

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May 22, 2024
Wednesday, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SBIR/STTR Series 2/4: Budgeting & Building Your Team

4-part series to help your company write a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

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May 22, 2024
Wednesday, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

OC LIFe: University Innovator Venture Funding

OC LIFe aims to connect industry with entrepreneurs and strengthen the life sciences and medical tec...

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May 23, 2024
Thursday, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

HR for Life Science Startups Series 4/4: Strategics & Beyond

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June 05, 2024
Wednesday, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SBIR/STTR Series 3/4: Writing your Research Strategy

4-part series to help your company write a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

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June 12, 2024
Wednesday, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SBIR/STTR Series 4/4: Commercialization Plans

4-part series to help your company write a winning SBIR/STTR proposal.

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July 08, 2024
Monday, 11:45 PM

Golden Ticket Applications Open

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics. Aesthetic startups pitch to win lab space.

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September 10, 2024
Tuesday, 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Golden Ticket Demo Day

Sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics. Watch the aesthetic start-up finalists pitch live to win FREE lab ...

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September 14, 2024
Saturday, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

University Lab Partners Annual Gala

An evening celebrating and supporting innovation and STEM education in Orange County.

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Life Science Volunteers

ULP generously relies on volunteers to support our programming. Sign up to inspire the next generation of innovators.

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Employment Training Panel

ULP is a state approved ETP training provider. Businesses looking to advance their team’s life science careers may be eligible for program reimbursements when conducting their training with ULP.

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