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Fermentation Engineering

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This course can count toward your Professional Certificate in Biomanufacturing Science.

Why should you attend?

Learn fermentation principles and engineering fundamentals of growing recombinant microorganisms in a bioreactor to express therapeutic proteins. Gain fundamental understanding of the relationship between process design and product quality. Engage in hands-on pilot-scale laboratory experiences that define and explore the critical control parameters required to achieve a robust fermentation process.

Attend and you will learn

  • How microbial cells grow and express product
  • The critical components of an industrial bioreactor
  • How to determine critical control parameters for your process
  • The importance of mixing and aeration
  • How to experimentally determine the mass transfer coefficient
  • Automation and control including Process Analytical technology (PAT) and FT-NIR
  • How to determine yield and productivity
  • What to look for during scale-up
  • The proper methods to clean and sterilize fermentation equipment

Who should attend

Those seeking a more advanced hands-on course on the engineering aspects of fermentation, for example:

  • Experienced fermentation supervisors and/or managers looking to build engineering skills
  • Scientists with experience in other biomanufacturing areas, such as validation, quality assurance, and R&D
  • Individuals who hold engineering degrees but have limited hands-on experience in biotechnology or fermentation

Attend and you will receive

  • 21 hours of instruction (2.1 Continuing Education Units)
  • Notebook containing all course lecture and lab materials
  • Morning coffee and tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon beverage break
  • Certificate of completion

Instructor

TBA

Fee

$2,975


Location

All courses are offered on site at BTEC, other than online courses. The Golden LEAF BTEC building is located at 850 Oval Drive on NC State University's Centennial Campus.

If a course is full: Waitlist policy

If a course you want to take is already full, you are welcome to email mswoodya@ncsu.edu and ask to be placed on a waitlist for that course. The waitlist is used to fill any seats that become available when individuals registered for the course are unable to attend. If one or more seats become available, individuals on the waitlist are contacted in the order in which they were added to the list.

In addition to ensuring popular courses remain full, waitlists provide a means of tracking interest and determining if additional sessions are necessary. BTEC makes every effort to schedule additional course offerings if sufficient people are wait-listed. If a new offering is scheduled, those on the waitlist are notified before registration opens to the public.

Placement on a waitlist does not commit individuals to attending a course. It simply ensures that they are given first opportunity to enroll if a seat becomes available in a full course and that they are among the first to know if an additional course offering is scheduled during the current year.

BTEC is unable to provide information about the number of those wait-listed for any given course or an individual's place on such a list.

Payment

BTEC requires payment by credit card at the time of registration. BTEC accepts payment from all major credit cards including American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

Any additional questions prior to registration should be directed to mswoodya@ncsu.edu.

Discounts available

A 40% discount is available for NIIMBL members for the following courses:

Check out BTEC’s professional development certificate program for an additional way to save money on short course costs. Any additional discount questions prior to registration should be directed to Scott Latus at sclatus@ncsu.edu.

Cancellation policies

Cancellation by registrant

To cancel a registration and be eligible for a refund of course fees, you must notify BTEC by email to mswoodya@ncsu.edu or fax to 919-513-1697. Fees are refunded according to the following schedule:

  • 100% refund – If notification is received at least 15 business days in advance of course start date
  • 75% refund – If notification is received 10–14 business days in advance of course start date
  • 50% refund – If notification is received 6–9 business days in advance of course start date
  • No refund will be issued if notice is received 5 or fewer business days in advance of course start

Refunds will take 60–90 days for processing.

Substitutions may be made up to two business days prior to the course start date. Notify the BTEC office by fax at 919-513-1697 or by email to mswoodya@ncsu.edu. Please include the name and email contact for the replacement. Please note that BTEC is unable to honor substitutions for individuals taking discounted courses as part of the professional development certificate program.

Cancellation by BTEC

BTEC retains the right to cancel a professional development short course no less than 10 business days in advance of the scheduled course start date. Registrants will be notified by BTEC if a course is cancelled and will receive a full refund of registration fees paid. BTEC is not responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation.

Pre-course communication

Upon successful registration for a course, you will receive an automatically-generated email as well as another email from Melody Woodyard confirming your registration. If you do not receive these emails within two business days of registering for a course, please email mswoodya@ncsu.edu to confirm your registration.

Once registered, confirmed course participants will receive a series of emails approximately three weeks before the scheduled course with detailed information regarding travel to BTEC, parking information, and a short pre-course questionnaire.