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Fermentation Short Course

REGISTER

When: March 28-30, 2023 

Where: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab (ibrl.aces.illinois.edu) 

Cost: $3000 (Register before January 31, 2023 to receive a $500 discount) 

With faculty lectures, equipment manufacturers, and hands-on training activities. 

 

DAY 1

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

8:00am – 4:00pm 

INTRODUCTION TO FERMENTATION 

An overview of fermentation science and applications of fermentation technology  

  • Introductions 
  • Fermentation Overview and Examples 
  • Designing a Fermentation – Prep, Media, Sterilization 
  • HANDS ON LEARNING: Fermentation preparation demonstrations in pilot plant 

EVENING 

Reception & tour at local brewery 

 

DAY 2

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

8:00am – 5:00pm 

MICROBIOLOGY & MONITORING 

How do those single-celled organisms operate, and what motivates them?  

  • Growth, metabolism, & feeding 
  • Molecular biology and strain design 
  • Aerobic vs. Anaerobic – kinetics, mass & heat transfer
  • Sterility and Phage Management 
  • HANDS ON LEARNING: Laboratory monitoring of your fermentations – HPLC, GC, YSI, UV-Vis 

EVENING 

Reception & tour at iHotel – Reception and Research Presentations

 

DAY 3

Thursday, March 30, 2023 

8:00am – 3:30pm 

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE AND SCALING UP

Understanding the scientific background of fermentation is great, but what happens when you’re ready to implement it in an industrially-relevant setting? Hear from industry representatives and leaders! 

  • Scale-Up Considerations & Equipment 
  • HANDS ON LEARNING: Downstream Processing Equipment 
  • Waste Handling 
  • Process Modeling & Economic Analysis 

4:30pm 

CERTIFICATE AWARDS AND ADJOURNMENT 

 

General Information 

REGISTER

Early Bird Registration by: January 31, 2023

Registration closes March 1, 2023 or when course capacity is reached (32 registrants)

Contacts:

Beth Conerty (217) 300-4543 bconety@illinois.edu

Amy Rogers (217) 300-7613 arogers9@illinois.edu

Hotel information: iHotel, Blocked Rooms

https://stayatthei.com/; 217-819-5000