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
Food Protein Research & Development Center
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-2476

February 2 - 4, 2014
College Station, TX

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Sunday, February 2, 2014
5:00 PM

Registration, Hilton Hotel

5:30 PM Welcome and Annoucements - YongJae Lee

Social/Mixer (optional)

Monday, February 3, 2014
7:50 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM "Welcome & Announcements " - YongJae Lee
8:30 AM "The Growth and Metabolism of Microorganisms Used for Production of Metabolites" - J. Stefan Rokem
9:15 AM "Organic Acids by Fermentation" - J. Stefan Rokem
10:00 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:15 AM "Microbial Physiology: Growth of Cells, Population and Nutrition " - Osama Ibrahim
10:45 AM "Microbial Fermentation: Enzymology, Metabolic Pathways and Fermentation Aspects " - Osama Ibrahim
11:15 AM "Preventing Contamination in Large Scale Bio-Fermentation Processes " - Christiane Waldron
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Three Generations of Production of Fermentation. How to Make it Profitable." - J. Stefan Rokem
2:10 PM "Medium Formulation for Industrial Fermentation " - J. Stefan Rokem
2:50 PM "Microfluidic Bioreactor Array for High Throughput Screening " - Arum Han
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM "Immobilized Cell Reactors, Advantages and Disadvantages" - Donal F. Day
4:45 PM "New Frontiers in Fluorescent Single Use pH and Dissolved Oxygen Sensors " - Loe Hubbard


Tuesday, February 4, 2014
7:50 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM "Fermentation Basics for Biofuel Production " - Sergio Capareda
8:40 AM "Bio-Fuel Economic and Development: Bio-Ethanol " - Osama Ibrahim
9:10 AM "Bio-Fuel Economic and Development: Bio-Diesel, Bio-Gas, and Bio-Hydrogen " - Osama Ibrahim
9:40 Am Refreshments
9:45 AM "New Process of Citrus Peel and Fruit Waste Biorefinery " - In Seong Choi
10:05 AM "Fermentation: Food Application With a Special Emphasis on Probiotics " - Chandra Ankolekar
10:25 AM "Effective Processes for Downstream Purification " - Daniel H. Bar
10:55 AM "Upstream Trend & Single-Use Reactor Design for Microbial Fermentation " - Jiyoung Lee
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch @ Texas A&M Rudder Tower - University Club
1:30 PM Bus leaves for NCTM
1:45 PM "Single-Use Technologies for Aseptic Fermentation " - Michael V. Pishko
2:30 PM "Design of Experiments for Fermentation Operations " - Michael V. Pishko
3:15 PM Refreshments
3:30 PM "Lab: Aseptic Fermentation for the Production of Biologics " - Michael V. Pishko





All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus.  Participants will be taken by bus to Cater-Mattil Hall (TAMU Campus) for daily afternoon demonstrations.



Reservations for lodging should be made directly by the attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for the short course participants at the special rate of $109/night plus tax for single or double occipancy. Ask for the rate specifically and meotion the group code FERM. Hotel reservations must be recieved before January 12, 2014 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 Hilton Hotel. Shuttle service can be arranged by calling the Hilton (979) 693-7500.

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Dr. East, College Station, Texas 77840, USA
Tel: 979-693-7500
Fax: 979-260-1931



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 $895 if paid in full by January 17, 2014. After this date, registration fee is $995. 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                                     

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

E-mail:        E-mail:



Chandra Ankolekar, Food Scientist, International Food Network

Daniel H. Bar, Vice President/General Manager, Amerida, Division of Eurodia Industrie

Sergio Capareda, Associate Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

In Seong Choi, Bio-Energy Research Center, Chonnam National University

Donal F. Day, Professor, Audubon Sugar Institute, Louisiana State University

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

Loe Hubbard, Bioreactor Applications Manager, Pall Life Sciences

Osama O. Ibrahim, Consultant Biotechnology, Bio Innovation

Jiyoung Lee, Marketing Manager, Bioprocess, GE Healthcare

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

Michael V. Pishko, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University; Director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing

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

Christiane Waldron, Senior Engineering Manager, Kaneka North America LLC