MIT Professional Education Extends Registration for Fermentation Technology Course

Jun 26, 2019

The course takes place on the MIT Campus July 29-Aug. 2, 2019.

Posted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Recent research reports show the global microbial fermentation technology market will experience significant growth over the next several years. Advances in science & technology are driving a marked increase in applications, from biopharmaceuticals and medical  to food and alcoholic beverage products. At the same time, the bioengineering process is becoming more complex with the introduction of new, more sophisticated biomolecules and cell systems.

These trends combined are driving the need for further training and development in the field, which is why MIT Professional Education is in turn extending registration for its highly regarded summer course, Fermentation Technology.

Fermentation Technology is an intensive, five-day summer course that not only explores the fundamentals of fermentation, but also how professionals in the field can establish an efficient and reproducible manufacturing process for the bioproducts they are developing.  

Led by Kristala Jones Prather, Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT and an investigator in the multi-institutional Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), the MIT Professional Education Short Program emphasizes the application of biological and engineering principles to problems involving microbial, mammalian, and biological/biochemical systems. Participants review fundamentals of molecular biology (as they pertain to development of bioprocess engineering) and gain up-to-date knowledge of latest biological and biochemical technology (with a focus on industrial practices).

The course is open to all industry professionals and interested individuals and could prove especially valuable to engineers, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists working in areas of the biological systems in prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts.

Those who attend will hear from experienced guest speakers who will share lessons learned and real-world case studies along with lectures on topics such as: 

  • Growth and metabolism
  • Recombinant Organisms for Bioprocesses
  • Protein Glycosylation in Mammalian Cells: Basic Principles and Effects of Cell Culture
  • Bioreactor Operations: Microbial Fermentations
  • Bioreactor Operations: Mammalian Cell Culture
  • Molecular Biology in Bioprocess Development
  • Scale-Up of Bioreactors: Mammalian and Microbial Systems
  • Modeling and Bioprocess Monitoring
  • Perfusion Reactors – Applications and Examples
  • Medium Design and High Cell Density Cultivation
  • Power Requirement in Bioreactors
  • Oxygen Transfer and Shear in Bioreactors
  • Design of Experiments
  • Single-Use Bioreactors
  • Bioprocess Design, Simulation and Economics
  • Bioprocess simulation and economics

The course takes place on the MIT Campus July 29-Aug. 2, 2019. Register today before time runs out: 



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