Advanced Course

Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Course introduction

This very successful course will be held in 2025 for the 34th time! The course aims to familiarize participants with the integrated, interdisciplinary approach required in modern biotechnology. Microbial physiologists, metabolic engineers and (bio)process engineers from the faculty staff, together with invited international experts from other universities and industry, will offer a combination of lectures, exercises and demonstration experiments. In this way, the course will present an intensive and in-depth overview of the state of the art. At the same time, the course provides the necessary link between, on one hand, fundamental subjects (e.g. stoichiometry/kinetics of metabolic networks, physiology/systems biology) and, on the other hand, applications for design of microorganisms and optimization of large-scale biotechnological processes.

13 - 24 January 2025
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Programme

  • Energy transduction and growth thermodynamics
  • Kinetics and stoichiometry of growth and product formation
  • Regulation of metabolism by environmental parameters
  • High cell density fermentation
  • Metabolic networks: stoichiometry and fluxes
  • Rate based design
  • Regulation and control of metabolic fluxes
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Heterogeneity and mixed cultures

Study load

The course (including preparatory materials) is valued 98 hours of work.

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Who should attend?

This Advanced Course is aimed at professionals (MSc, PhD or equivalent experience) in microbiology, biochemistry or biochemical engineering with a basic working knowledge of the two other disciplines. Also, molecular biologists with a microbial background may apply. The course is primarily aimed at those already employed in industry who wish to update their theoretical knowledge and practical insight in this field.

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Fee

*To be eligible for the reduced early bird fee you need to register before 6 November 2023. If this date is exceeded, the regular fee applies.

**A limited number of fellowships is available for PhD students and SME’s (small/medium enterprise). Fellowships will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. To apply as to one of these fellowships, please include a copy either of your registration as a PhD student from your university or a proof of the SME-status of the company you work at.

The fee includes course materials, lunches and the buffets and the course dinners as indicated on the program. The fee does not cover other meals or lodging.

The course fee

Early bird*

€ 4.250,-

Regular fee

€ 4.500,-

PhD Students**

€ 2.100,-

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Course board members

Prof.dr.ir. Pascale Daran-Lapujade

Board member

Prof.dr.ir. Henk Noorman

Board member

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

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Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

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After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from us and another email with an invoice. We look forward to welcoming you in our course in Delft!

Note

A limited number of fellowships is available for PhD students (reduced fee). Deadline for registration is 25 December 2023.

Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

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Advanced Course Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology

Testimonials

‘A collaborative environment which fostered discussion and exposure to multiple schools of thought’

Samuel Jayakanthan

Principal Scientist, Protein chemistry and engineering, Vandstrom, Inc As a protein biochemist using batch fermentation to express integral membrane proteins, I have long been interested in the course offered by TU delft in Microbial physiology and fermentation technology. TU Delft being a nerve-centre for such process development initiatives, has a series of courses offered around the year. Read more
‘I took this course to improve my understanding of fermentation technology’

Christoffer Rode

PhD student, DTU Biosustain As a PhD student interested in cell factory engineering, I took this course to improve my understanding of fermentation technology. This course is packed with valuable information and is taught by highly experienced lecturers from both academia and industry. An average understanding of fermentation technology helps a lot Read more
‘An interdisciplinary approach and learning from real industry cases is crucial’

Beata Lehka

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) The Advanced Course on Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology taught me that an interdisciplinary approach and learning from real industry cases is crucial when developing a successful fermentation process. Learnings from the course will enable me to collaborate better Read more
‘I highly recommend this course to anyone working or interested in microbial biotechnology’

Martijn den Hoed

PhD student, Wageningen University & Research I enrolled for this course to get a deeper fundamental understanding of fermentation technology for my PhD project. Read more
‘The best part was the interaction with industry leaders and the active engagement during each session’

Ilaria Poledri

Co-founder, CSO, ExCulture B.V. I enrolled in this course to get a better understanding on how to best apply fermentation technology for pharmaceutical production. Read more