Short courses


Vaccines Bioprocess Development and Commercialisation (MBI Training, Bioprocess Industries)

  • 20 hours
  • 3 days


This three-day workshop will explore the critical issues at each stage of vaccine development.

You'll hear from international experts about the research, operational and regulatory challenges of the vaccine market.

The course is for research scientists, programme managers, process engineers and policy makers.

This workshop is being run by UCL in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It's part of the Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries programme (MBI), run by the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL.

Course content and structure

Teaching is in small classes, with an emphasis on interactive problem solving and case studies.

Topics covered will include:

  • Scale-up from lab to pilot scale
  • Quality by Design (QbD) as part of vaccine development
  • Expression systems
  • Single use platforms
  • Regulation and its impact on development
  • Final formulation and adjuvants
  • Developing worlds's needs

Who the course is for

The course is for research scientists, programme managers, process engineers and policy makers.

It's suitable for:

  • those new to the vaccines development (recent graduates/research scientists)
  • specialised vaccines staff who want to broaden their knowledge of vaccine technologies and platforms
  • project managers, funders and policy-makers wanting to gain an understanding of vaccines

Costs and group bookings

The standard price for this course is £1,750.

Special prices are available for groups and SMEs. Contact mbi-training@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

Course fees include materials, lunches and refreshments. Accommodation isn't included, but details of special rates at nearby hotels will be sent with your registration pack.

Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries (MBI)

The award-winning MBI programme is a series of UCL-accredited short courses for people working in the bioprocessing industry. It's designed and delivered in collaboration with over 70 industrial experts.

The programme provides flexible professional development training. You can choose to take standalone courses or combine them for a Certificate, Diploma or Master's qualification. It complements in-house training by providing broader perspectives for more informed decision-making.

Courses have so far been delivered to over 900 individuals from more than 300 companies, 30% of which are non-UK, demonstrating its strong international impact.

MBI plays a central role in the department's knowledge-transfer activities. This ensures that cutting-edge research is undertaken to capture the value of integrating engineering with complex and fast-moving biology, which helps keep the global industry ahead in manufacturing.

Benefits of MBI

By attending an MBI course, you'll:

  • benefit from knowledge transfer and upskilling in core bioprocessing fundamentals and trends in industry
  • gain a deeper understanding of process options and engineering constraints
  • acquire the tools to optimise process performance and economics
  • learn about the latest technical and regulatory developments
  • have access to cutting edge research methodologies
  • network with sector leaders and subject matter experts
  • increase your flexibility, motivation, creativity and professional status

Further information

There's more information about the MBI on the Department of Biochemical Engineering's website.

If you have questions about fees or how to combine courses for a specific qualification, please email mbi-training@ucl.ac.uk

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 16:00