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Due to campus guidelines related to COVID19, this workshop is being postponed.  This workshop will tentatively be planned for August 2022.

This 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor principles and bioprocess development. Speakers from UC San Diego, Genomatica, DuPont and more will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills needed to design, develop, optimize, control, scale-up, analyze, and troubleshoot your fermentation processes.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the biological principles behind microbial metabolism, growth, and genetic modification

  • Review the principles behind bioreactor design, operation, monitoring control, and scale up

  • Learn how to improve fermentation performance through statistical design and analysis of experiments

  • Learn a structured approach to downstream bioprocess design

  • Learn how to carry out economic analysis of bioprocess operating and capital costs

  • Solve real-world, industrial fermentation problems

Who Should Attend?
The workshop is intended for scientific, engineering, and business professionals with some prior fermentation-related experience.


  • Michael Japs, Senior Director, Process 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
  • Jason Ryder, Ph.D., CTO and Co-Founder, Miraculex
  • Karen Fortmann, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, White Labs, Inc.

This workshop is offered in conjuction with Metabolic Engineering during Industrial Biotechnology Workshop week. 

 For more information, please contact or (858) 534-9353.

Course Number: BIOL-40281
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)