Cellular Bioprocess Technology Course at the University of Minnesota

August 6-9, 2018


Highlights in 2018!

  • Practical examples in continuous biomanufacturing
  • Biomanufacturing for virus vaccines and cell therapy
  • Overview of product characterization and protein variants
  • Focal topic on control of glycosylation
  • Targeted integration and cell engineering
  • In-depth discussion on metabolic shift and control of lactate metabolism


Intended Course Audience

  • Engineers and physical scientists who wish to gain essential knowledge in cell biology and molecular genetics and learn the relevance of physical principles in bioprocess operations
  • Life scientists who wish to learn facets of biology that relate to process engineering, as well as key engineering principles that can constrain and amplify biological potentials
  • Those want to understand the "why" behind the "how" in cell culture bioprocessing


What You Can Expect From This Course

  • Bioprocess design and operations: engineering principles in action
  • Expert perspectives on emerging technological trends for biologics
  • Efficient packaging of knowledge, succinct summary of how-to's, and effective passing-on of valuable experiences
  • Optional computer and workshop sessions for cell culture data analysis
  • Lessons learned and success stories from the past two decades


On-Site Company Short Courses

  • Companies interested in providing their employees with a strong understanding of cellular processes and engineering have the option of holding an on-site, customized, two-day Cellular Bioprocess Technology short course taught by Professor Wei-Shou Hu.
  • A growing number of companies are choosing this option. Recent offerings include courses at Genentech, Merck, BMS, and Amgen.
  • For more information, see our on-site short course page.
CBT 2016

2016 attendees, when the course celebrated its 30th year.

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Explore the research of Professor Hu and his graduate students on their website.



This course is world-class.

-J.G. Merck & CO.


This course was an excellent way to experience a broad spectrum of subjects within biotechnology. These experiences have given me the skills I needed to excel at my current position and inspired me to explore new opportunities within the biotech industry.

-Ricardo Ibarra Jr., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals


This course was really excellent! Thank you to all of the instructors and individuals that helped. I'll take a lot of information and new ideas back to work. The hands-on sessions were particularly useful. I hope this course continues for many years to come.

-Past course participant


Excellent course condensed into a short time. Thank you!

-Past course participant


Contact Us

Victoria Roberts and Jennifer Moss
University of Minnesota
421 Washington Avenue SE
280 Amundson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
+1 (612) 626-7630
acre@umn.edu, bioeng@umn.edu

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