Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining

Module Delivered at CPI, Wilton

Strengthen your knowledge and learn how to improve your biocatalytic processes

21 - 23 April 2015

This unique module will introduce options for integrating biocatalysis into chemical manufacturing processes, and also explore methodologies in synthetic biology for biocatalyst design.

In this module a series of lectures, problem solving case studies, and a discussion workshop will provide close interaction with key academic and industrial speakers, enabling you to:

  • Strengthen your knowledge in biocatalysis, and whole biotransformation processes, from fermentation to product.
  • Understand the available chemistries in biocatalysis, and their use in industrial applications.
  • Evaluate biological engineering and reaction engineering options.
  • Explore microscale experimentation to improve your large scale biocatalytic process development.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all those involved in the development of industrial biotechnology including:

  • Process engineers
  • Biocatalyst developers and biologists
  • Chemists
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Research managers
  •  Consultants


Day 1

• Biorefining Principles and Challenges
• Principles of Fermentation for Biocatalysis
• Biocatalytic Reactor Design and Operation
• Successful and emerging enzyme chemistries
• Fundamentals of biocatalysis

Day 2

• Biocatalyst engineering by directed evolution
• High throughput fermentation and biocatalytic process development
• Enzyme immobilisation and kinetics
• Modelling tools to speed biocatalytic process design and optimisation
• Tour of CPI facilities

Day 3

• Process Development Case Study
• Practical Considerations in Biocatalytic Process Development
• Biorefining Principles and Challenges

Teaching Staff

Dr Paul Dalby, UCL - Module Leader
Dr Frank Baganz, UCL
Prof Gary Lye, UCL
Harvey Branton, CPI
Dr Christopher Reeve, CPI
Steve Pearson, CPI
Jonathan Robinson, CPI

The module costs £1450, with a £100 discount if you register and pay before 1 June 2014.

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