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Fermentation Workshop

Mr. Ken Carter kcarter at umbc.edu
Tue Apr 14 09:20:12 EST 1998

JUNE 3-5, 1998
Limited to 20 participants
Fee: $895.00
2.1 CEUs
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Bioprocess
Scaleup Facility (BSF)
Sponsored by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
workshops at atcc.org
A three-day course designed to provide you with hands-on experience and
instruction with various fermentation systems.  The program will acquaint
you with the techniques, methodologies, principles and applications of
aerobic bacterial and fungal fermentation and anaerobic bacterial

The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn the
principles of bacterial and fungal fermentation scale-up at the bench, as
well as recent advances and up-to-date applications of this methodology.

Lecture topics include an overview of fermentation, medium components and
cell physiology, stoichiometry and kinetics,
data analysis, oxygen consumption and transfer, computer-assisted control
and monitoring, quality control and assurance,process scaleup, safety, and
inoculation and sampling. 

Laboratory sessions include assembly and disassembly of benchtop
fermentors (2-5 liter) from four different vendors,
sterilization procedures, preparation of inoculum and inoculation, process
sampling, measurement of optical density and glucose levels, process
control, and harvesting techniques.

This year the workshop has been streamlined into a three-day format. The
workshop laboratory will tale place in a newly-renovated learning facility
located within the University of Maryland Bioprocess Scaleup Facility
(BSF) on the College Park campus. The BSF houses bioprocessing equipment
for process development and optimization ranging from 1 L to 350 L. All
workshop participants will examine and test large scale fermentation
equipment while they perform their own experiments on benchtop units
provided by four vendors. The three-day format is fast-paced but plenty of
time has
been allocated for discussions with the workshop faculty.

Faculty: William Bentley, Ph.D., Director, Bioprocess Scale-up Facility,
University of Maryland College Park (Workshop Co-Director); Biswarup
Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Workshop Co-Director);
Gregory Payne, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
University of Maryland Baltimore County; Govind Rao, Ph.D., Department of
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
University of Maryland Baltimore County; Terry Chase, Manager Bioprocess
Scale-up Facility, University of
Maryland College Park.

Ken Carter			          ^	
American Type Culture Collection        / | \       (301) 231-5525
12301 Parklawn Drive                  /___|___\__   fax:(301) 816-4364
Rockville, Maryland  20852             \______/      kcarter at atcc.org

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