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MicE 5355

Advanced Fermentation and Biocatalysis Laboratory

This 5-day laboratory class provides a hands-on introduction to fermentation technology. Class participants will learn to set-up and run 5-litre bench-scale fermenters, as well as how to collect and analyze data during the fermentation. The class is being taught in the BioTechnology Institute's Biotechnology Resource Center, the University's central fermentation pilot plant. The head instructor is Dr. Fred Schendel, who has over 25 years of industrial and academic experience across a broad range of fermentation processes. The laboratory work is complemented by lectures on critical fermentation and biocatalysis topics given by BioTechnology Institute faculty members.

Class details

Laboratory Schedule: M-F: 8am-5pm. The laboratory will be taught in room 59 (access by U-card), Gortner Laboratory (St. Paul campus).

Lecture Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-11:45am in 317B Snyder Hall

Number of credits: 1 (pass/fail)

Price schedule for industry participants

Pricing is $1,750 per person ($1,500 for iPrime members).

Call 612-624-6774 or email for more information.

BRC reactor

The MicE 5355 course - Advanced Fermentation & Biocatalysis Laboratory - is offered through the BioTechnology Institute to both students and industry professionals and provides hands-on experience in fermentation as well as an opportunity for both students and professionals to connect and collaborate.