Course Description

Industrial Food & Drug Fermentation and Separation Biotechnology Short Course


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

Bio and Pharmaceutic Development

(Formerly: Fermentation and Separation for the Food & Drug Industries)

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 26, 2017
5:00 PM

Registration, CS Hampton Inn

5:30 PM Welcome and Annoucements - YongJae Lee

Social/Mixer/Dinner (optional)

Monday, February 27, 2017
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
9:40 AM "Microbial Physiology: Growth of Cells, Population and Nutrition " - Osama Ibrahim
10:20 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:40 AM "Organic Acids by Fermentation " - J. Stefan Rokem
11:30 AM 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 28, 2017
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
9:50 AM Refreshments
10:10 AM "Biofuel Process on Fermentation" - Mark Holtzapple
11:00 AM "Fermentation, Enzymes and Antibiotics" - Donald Day
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Nanomaterials in Medicine" - Lorraine Day
2:20 PM "Industrial Fermentation and Purification Trends" - Dharti Pancholi
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, March 1, 2017
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Discovering New Chromatographic Separations for Starch and Bio-Based Products using Ion Exchange Resins" - Steven Pease & Collin Martin
9:20 AM "Bioreactor Design Based on Applications for Microbial Fermentation " - Scott Glass
9:40 AM Refreshments
10:00 AM "Decolorization and Demineralization of Fermentation-and Starch-Derived Products with Ion Exchange Resins" - Stephen Pease & Collin Martin
11:00 AM Demonstrations: Ion Exchange Resin Application - Steven Pease & Collin Martin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "What can we Bring to the Table: A Perspective from Molecular Biologist" - Mahua Choudhury
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM

"Cell Disruption and Nanoparticle Emulsions Through the Use of a High Pressure Homogenizer" - Ted Appel

3:30 PM "Preventing Contamination in Large Scale Bio-Fermentation Processes" - Gordon Armstring
4:30 PM Round Table - YongJae Lee
Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:00 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:30 AM "Natural Drug Discovery from Crop-Derived Compounds and Its Pharmaceutical Application" - Yongjae Lee
9:40 AM Refreshments
10:00 AM "Application of Nanoparticples in Medicine as Therapuetics or Diagnostics" - Dongin Kim
11:00 AM "A Human 3D Microtissues for Improved Cell Therapy and Screening CAndidate of Therapeutics" - Jonghoon Choi
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch @ Texas A&M Rudder Tower - University Club
2:00 PM "Practical Applications of Phage Therapeutic Technology" - Elizabeth Summer
3:00 PM "PID and PCA Controlling System" - Ryan Martin
4:00 PM Round Table - YongJae Lee




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 RELLIS 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 12, 2017 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 $995.         

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
Process Engineering R&D Center Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: 979.845.2758 Phone: 979.845.2741
Fax: 979.845.2744 Fax: 979.845.2744
Email: Email:



Ted Appel, Regional Manager, GEA Mechanical Equipment US, Inc.

Gordon Armstrong, Senior Project Engineer, Kaneka North America LLC

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


Jonghoon Choi, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M Health Science Center


Mahua Choudhury, Assistant Professor, Department of Phamaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center

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

Lorraine Day, Professor, Biomedical Science, Louisiana State University

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

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

Osama O. Ibrahim, Consultant Biotechnology, Bio Innovation

Dongin Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Phamaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center

YongJae Lee, Program Head, Separation Sciences, Process Engineering R&D Center, Texas A&M University

Collin Martin, Research Scientist, Dow Chemical

Ryan Martin, Technical Sales Consultant, Hanna Instruments

Dharti Pancholi, West Coast Director of Operations, Advent Engineering Services, Inc.

Stephen Pease, Goldan R&D Manager-Nutrition, Dow Chemical

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

Elizabeth Summer, Chief Science Officer, Ecolyse Inc.