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This one week program includes two highly-interactive workshops that address core aspects of industrial biotechnology.  The two workshops will take place August 13-17, 2018.

  • Practical, hands-on training provided onsite at UC San Diego
  • Immediate application of tools and techniques at your organization
  • Taught by UC San Diego faculty and expert practitioners in the field

The first workshop, Metabolic Engineering for Industrial Biotechnology, will focus on metabolic engineering as applied to high volume/low cost chemical and materials and explore how systems approaches are used in this area.


  • Ben Griffin, Ph.D., Senior Director, Microbial and Enzyme Engineering, Synthetic Genomics
  • Nicky Caiazza Ph.D, Director, Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Genomics
  • Jeff Lievense, Ph.D., Senior Engineering Fellow, Genomatica
  • Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, UC San Diego
  • Adam Feist, Ph.D., Project Scientist, UC San Diego
  • Kirsty Salmon, Ph.D., Head of Research, BP
  • Kirsten Benjamin, Sr. Research Fellow, Amyris
  • Pirkko Suominen, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Cargill
  • John Pierce, Ph.D., Principal, Devenir Consulting, LLC

The second workshop, Microbial Fermentation Workshop, will provide a deep dive into bioreactor principles and bioprocess development.


  • Jeff Lievense, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the CEO, Bioengineering & Technology, Genomatica
  • Rachel Dutton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, UC San Diego
  • Jon Hansen, Ph.D., Chief Engineering Officer, Triton Algae Innovations
  • Tim Dodge, M.S., Senior Staff Scientist, DuPont
  • Michael Japs, Senior Director, Process Technology, Genomatica
  • Jason Ryder, Ph.D., CTO and Co-Founder, Miraculex
  • Jason Crater, Manager, Process Deployment, Genomatica

Course Number: PRGF-70018
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)

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