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

Theory & Practical Sessions Delivered by the Equipment Centre Team

Laura Rana (FlexBio Scientist)
Neil Renault (Biofacilities & Operations Manager)
Jennifer Haggarty (Technical Project Manager)
Kelly Stewart (Heriot-Watt Post Doc Researcher)


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

You will learn about:

  • Media development and process optimisation of microbial fermentations
  • Basic fermenter use i.e. calibration, Sterilisation-In-Place (SIP), pH monitoring, fermentation of the culture and harvest
  • Downstream processing and product isolation including cell separation, filtration and purification of products

You will see in action:

  • A pilot-scale plant
  • How a fermenter works and a Sterilisation-In-Place demo at 30L scale
  • Specialist fermentation skills (sterile technique and anaerobic manipulation)


Date and Venue

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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 0131 451 4441 for more information