Course Description

Industrial Food & Drug Fermentation and Separation Biotechnology Short Course


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

Fermentation and Separation for the Food & Drug Industries:
Principles, Process, Recovery, and Product

Short Course


Separation Sciences Program
Process Engineering Research & Development Center (Formerly Food Protein R&D Center)
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-2476

February 26 - March 2, 2017
College Station, TX

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
5:00 PM

Registration, CS Hampton Inn

5:30 PM Welcome and Annoucements - YongJae Lee

Social/Mixer/Dinner (optional)

Monday, February 22, 2016
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM Introduction - Welcome & Announcements - YongJae Lee
9:00 AM "The Growth and Metabolism of Microorganisms Used for Production of Metabolites" - J. Sefan Rokem
10:00 AM "Microbial Physiology: Growth of Cells, Population and Nutrition " - Osama Ibrahim
10:40 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
11:00 AM "Organic Acids by Fermentation " - J. Stefan Rokem
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Medium Formulation for Industrial Fermentations " - J. Stefan Rokem
2:30 PM "Microbial Fermentation: Enzymology, Metabolic Pathways and Fermentation Aspects " - Osama Ibrahim
3:30 PM Refreshments
3:50 PM "Microfluidic Bioreactor Array for High-Throughput Screening" - Arum Han
5:00 PM Round-Table -  YongJae Lee

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Fermentation Basics: First and Second Order Kinetic Studies for Biofuel Production" - Sergio Capareda
9:10 AM "Micro Algae as Protein, Fuel and Novel Food Source for the Growing World Population" - Sergio Capareda
10:00 AM Refreshments
10:20 AM "Biofuel Process on Fermentation" - Mark Holtzapple
11:10 AM "Mammalian Cell Culture: Immorality to Disposability" - Steven Davy
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Industrial Fermentation and Purification Trends" - Dharti Pancholi
2:20 PM "Facilities Design for Single Use Technologies" - Steven Davy
3:10 PM


3:30 PM "Comparison of Cases SS versus SU" - Dharti Pancholi
4:20 PM Demonstrations: Project Execution Phases and Fast Track Approach to Projects after CD Phase - Steven Davy and Dharti Pancholi
5:30 PM Round Table - YongJae Lee
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Upstream Industry for Microbial Fermentation" - Ken Clapp
9:20 AM "Bioreactor Design Based on Applications for Microbial Fermentation " - Scott Glass
10:00 AM Refreshments
10:20 AM Demonstrations: WAVE Bioreactor- Ken Clapp and Scott Glass
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Demonstrations: XDR-10 Bioreactor - Ken Clapp and Scott Glass
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM Demonstrations: Normal Flow Filtration for Harvest - Ken Clapp and Scott Glass
3:40 PM

"Single-Use (Disposable) Technologies in Biomanufacturing" - Ken Clapp

4:30 PM Roundtable - YongJae Lee
Thursday, February 25, 2016
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Cell Disruption and Nonoparticle Emulsions Through the Use of a High Pressure Homogenizer" - Ted Appel
9:10 AM "Preventing Contamination in Large Scale Bio-Fermentation Processes" - Christiane Waldron
10:00 AM Refreshments
10:20 AM "Transition of Biomanufacturing from Early Development to cGMP" - Jack Higgins
11:00 AM "Immobilized Cell Reactor: Advantages and Disadvantages" - Donald F. Day
11:50 AM Roundtable - Yongjae Lee
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch @ Texas A&M Rudder Tower - University Club
1:30 PM Bus leaves for NCTM
1:40 PM "Single-Use Technologies for Aspetic Fermentation " - Zivko Nikolov
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM "Design of Experiments for Fermentation Operations" - Alexander Wood
3:40 PM Demonstrations: Aseptic Fermentation for the Production of Biologics- Matthew Johnson & Joan R. Hernandez
4:30 PM Wrap up and bus leaves for hotel



All lectures will be held at TIPS (Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies) and NCTM (National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing) on the Texas A&M University Campus. 
Participants will be taken by bus to Riverside Campus for daily afternoon demonstrations.


ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION                                             

Reservations for lodging should be made directly by the attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn for short course participants at the special rate of $119/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the group code "FER". Hotel reservations must be received before February 5, 2016 in order to get the special rates. You can make your reservations by telephone, fax, or internet. Shuttle service is provided from Easterwood Airport to and from the Hampton Inn. Shuttle service can be arranged by calling the Hampton (979) 846-0184                                

Hampton Inn
320 South Texas Avenue
College Station, TX 77840, USA
Tel: 979-846-0184
Fax: 979-268-5807



The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations includes Sunday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificates of completion. Registration fee is $1,495 if paid in full by February 5, 2016. After this date, registration fee is $1,595. A black & white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $150 fee.

There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available.


Make checks payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office, 3124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3124. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm.

Mail the registration form and a copy of your check to Short Course Coordinator (See address on registration application form). Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


For additional information, write, call, fax or email:

Dr. YongJae Lee Cyndi Casanova
Program Head, Separation Sciences Short Course Coordinator
Food Protein R&D Center Food Protein R&D Center
Phone: 979.845.2758 Phone: 979.845.2741
Fax: 979.845.2744 Fax: 979.845.2744
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Ted Appel, Regional Manager, GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc.

Sergio Capareda, Associate Professore, Biological and Agricultural Engineerign Department, Texas A&M University

Ken Clapp, Product Manager, Bioreactors, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, LS-Bio Process

Steven Davy, Lead Engineer, NNE Pharmaplan

Donald F. Day, Professor, Audubon Sugar Institue, Louisiana State University 

Scott Glass, Field Application Scientist,GE Healthcare Life Sciences, LS-Bio Process

Arum Han, Associate Professor, Director of NanoBio Systems Lab, Texas A&M University iversity

Joan Hernandez, Techniocal Lab Coordinator, NCTM, Texas A&M University

Jack Higgins, Executive Vice President Operations, Molecular Templates

Mark Holtzapple, Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

Osama O. Ibrahim, Consultant Biotechnology, Bio Innovation

Matthew Johnson, Technical Laboratory Coordinator, NCTM, Texas A&M University

YongJae Lee, Program Head, Separation Sciences, Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University

Zivki Nikolov, Professor, Assoc. Head of NCTM, Texas A&M University

Dharti Pancholi, Principal Process Engineer, P&F Engineering NNE Pharmaplan

J. Stefan Rokem, Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Christiane Waldron, Senior Engineering Manager, Kaneka North America LLC

Alexander Wood, TEES Research Engineering Associate I, NCTM Texas A&M University