Based in FlexBio, our pilot-scale facility in Edinburgh, this course is aimed at scientists, engineers, suppliers, post graduate students and postdocs wishing to learn more about bioprocessing and the biotech sector.

**Note** SARS-CoV-2 outbreak (causing CoVid 19 disease):  While all courses are still scheduled, we will look to follow university guidelines at all times.
Should a course need to be postponed then we will look to inform attendees as soon as possible and aim to find a mutually suitable date for all, or issue a refund.

Part theory, part practical - the course introduces the most common fermentation operations performed in biotechnology and biopharmaceutical production facilities.

Who should attend this course?

  • Scientists or engineers in industry who want to develop and/or optimise bioprocesses
  • Suppliers moving into, or wanting to learn more about, the biotech sector
  • PG student or postdoc currently working with industry or planning to in the future

Theory Session

  • Basic principles of fermentation
  • Host strain selection
  • Growth medium development
  • Process types and optimisation

Practical Session

  • Principles of bioreactor technology and parameter control
  • Inoculation Train: How to prepare your seed culture to volume
  • Sterilisation in place (SIP) of 30L fermenter
  • Pre-run preparation (setup and calibration)
  • Inoculation and initial growth
  • Sampling, sensors, automation, data collection and analysis
  • Understanding changes in nutrient levels and their correlation to growth phases
  • Harvest and post-cultivation disinfection, CIP & cleaning

Date and Venue

Wednesday 6th May 2020
FlexBio, John Coulson Building, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AL


Course Booking

Full day course: £550
(Preferential tariffs for start-ups, SMEs and academics)

Email to reserve your place or call the bioprocessing team on 0141 548 5946 for more information.