Downstream Processing

How to meet the experts on Downstream Processing

Just before the summer holiday, we are all waiting for, the Advanced Course on Downstream Processing was organized by BioTech Delft (Yvonne van Gameren, Jenifer Baptiste).

The aim of the course is to provide the tools for the participants to be able to quantitatively and systematically design an integrated downstream process. This course has been organised since 1989, the course leaders are Luuk van der Wielen TU Delft/University of Limerick and Marcel Ottens TU Delft.

An international group of experts (Manuel van Leusden, Raquel Aires Barros, Reinoud Noordman, Marc Bisschops, Alexander Hanke, Danielle Horneman, Rob Geertman, Michel Eppink, Beckley Nfor and Matthias Wiendahl) from both industry and academia gave lectures to assure an optimal balance of practical knowledge and theoretical insight, which subsequently was trained by exercises, into the quantitative engineering aspects of bioseparations.

There was a prize to win during this course, the Best Design Award 2023. The challenge is to work in a team in a case study, designing a downstream process. At the end of the week, the team with the best designed process wins. This case study was greatly supported by PhD’s from the Bioprocess Engineering group of Biotechnology, Roxana Disela, Daphne Keulen, Tim Neijenhuis and Mariana Carvalho. We proudly present the winners of this year: Jeroen Geheniau (Koppert BV) and Davide Rometta (EngD TU Delft).

The 32 participants in the course are from all over the world and work in the industry or at a university.

“I loved the events after the course, they allowed you to learn to know the participants”

“Loved the case study! It was a great way to incorporate what we learned in the lectures”