Downstream Processing

What a great start of this summer!

"It was great to be able to participate. I will highly recommend it."

From 1-5 July 2024 the Advanced Course on Downstream Processing was organized by BioTech Delft (Yvonne van Gameren, Jenifer Baptiste) in the Applied Sciences building of the TU Delft.

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, Jurgen Hubbuch, Alexander Hanke, Danielle Horneman, Rob Geertman, Michel Eppink, Beckley Nfor, Maarten Pennings 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 2024. The challenge is to work in a team of two 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, Tim Neijenhuis, Meryl Copray and Mariana Carvalho.
We proudly present the winners of this year: Aryo Nugroho (Wageningen University & Research) and Jan-Philip Prahl (Invert, Dover US).

The 23 participants in the course are from all over the world and work in the industry or at a university.

“It was great to be able to participate. I will highly recommend it.”

“Had a great experience and gained a lot of knowledge and the course was well organized.”