Fermentation Technology - MIT Short Course

Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 2013

This event was posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: MIT Campus | Cambridge, MA

“Fermentation Technology” is the longest-run course in the MIT Professional Education catalog, having been offered continuously for more than 40 years. This course emphasizes the application of biological and engineering principles to problems involving microbial, mammalian, and biological/biochemical systems. The aims of the course are to review fundamentals and provide an up-to-date account of current knowledge in biological and biochemical technology. The lectures will emphasize and place perspectives on biological systems with industrial practices.

This course has made some major additions, modifications, and revisions in the course topics and course contents over the past couple of years. Relative to the 2010 session, and in recognition of the increasing number of attendees from non-pharmaceutical industries, we are rebalancing the course to provide equal emphasis on mammalian and microbial technologies. More than half of the lecturers are currently working in industry or have industrial experience.

The course is intended for engineers, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists who are interested in the areas of biological systems in prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts. It is desirable that individuals enrolled be familiar with some of the general aspects of modern biology, genetics, biochemical engineering, and biochemistry. Some general knowledge of mathematics is also desirable for dealing with the engineering aspects of the course.


The program is under the direction of Professor Daniel I. C. Wang and Dr. Kristala L.J. Prather. Lectures will be presented by:

Dr. Charles L. Cooney, Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and the Faculty Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT

Dr. Robert D. Kiss, Director, Late Stage Culture Development, Genentech, Inc., S. San Francisco, CA

Dr. James C. Leung, Adjunct Associate Professor, Northeastern University; Visiting Scientist, Department of Biology, MIT

Dr. Kristala L. Jones Prather, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Dr. Morris Z. Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Development at Seattle Genetics, Inc., Seattle, WA

 Dr. Daniel I.C. Wang, Institute Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT

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