Fermentation Microbiology Workshop and Symposium (Fermentation Worksho)

Venue: University of Maryland College Park

Location: College Park, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 20, 2003
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jun 10, 2003
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Lecture topics include:

cell physiology and medium components
• fermentors and accessories, probes and instrumentation
• recombinant E. coli protein expression and fermentation
• oxygen consumption and transfer data analysis
• scale-up of fermentations: principles, practice and problems
• case studies illustrating how principles are applied in practice

Workshop laboratory sessions include
• assembly and disassembly of bench top fermentors (2-5 liter) from several different vendors
• sterilization procedures
• preparation of inoculums and inoculation
• process sampling
• measurement of optical density and glucose levels
• process control
• harvesting techniques.

Workshop laboratory sessions:
The workshop laboratory sessions take place in a newly renovated learning facility located within the University of Maryland Bioprocess Scale-up Facility (BSF) on the College Park campus. The BSF houses bioprocessing equipment for process development and optimization ranging from 1 L to 280 L. All workshop participants will examine and test large-scale fermentation equipment while they perform their own experiments on bench-top units provided by several vendors. The three-day format is fast-paced, but plenty of time has been allocated for discussion with workshop faculty.

Case Studies: In response to requests from past attendees, a series of case studies are being added to the curriculum so that participants may gain a greater understanding of how the principles of fermentation are applied in practice. Therefore, participants may choose a track that is more case study/applications intensive or a track that is more hands-on laboratory intensive (especially useful for those with limited experience with fermentors). Please see the complete workshop schedule for more details.


Bioprocess Scale-up Facility
College Park
United States

Additional Information

Cost Two-day workshop plus one-day symposium $895 One-day symposium only $125 Lodging is not included in registration fee. Meals Continental breakfasts, catered lunches and coffee breaks will be provided, and are included in the registration fee.