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Date(s) - 06/03/2018 - 08/03/2018
All Day

Jury's Inn



If you are looking to diversify into Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE), need to learn more, or want to transfer your skills to the emerging IBBE sector, then CBMNet’s trailblazing course, based at The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, provides a hands-on live working environment, within world class Industrial Biotechnology facilities.

This 3 day CBMNet short course, will provide delegates with a foundation understanding of biological membranes, the role they play in IBBE and demonstrates this in action on-site for two state of the art industrial processes.

This unique course will also introduce the science behind the CBMNet remit through a series of lectures, problem solving case studies, and a practical workshops, which will provide close interaction with key academic and industrial speakers.

View the Agenda.

  • Understand the IBBE sector in the UK
  • Learn how the range of different biological membranes in micro-organisms can be utilised for IBBE
  • Strengthen your knowledge of industrial biotechnology processes, from fermentation to product
  • Discover the industrial potential of synthetic biology
  • Explore the challenges and options for large scale bioprocessing
  • Develop your understanding of the socio-economic challenges related IBBE 
  • Practice common analytical techniques for IBBE

Who is the programme for?
This programme targets both fundamental knowledge and workplace skills in the IBBE sector with relevance to food, pharmaceuticals, fuels and chemicals. We encourage all early career scientists to join us for this exciting course.

Places are limited to 15 delegates – REGISTER NOW. Registration is free and covers all the costs of the 3 day event, including accommodation in Middlesborough, transport within the 3 days and networking dinners. 

Time Activity Presenter
Day One: Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough
11:00 Coffee and Registration  
11:30 Course Introduction Professor Jeff Green, University of Sheffield
11:45 Introduction to IBBE in the UK; Key sectors, markets served by IBBE David Turley, NNFCC
12:15 Lecture 1 – Biological membranes: the basics and why they are important in Industrial Biotechnology Professor Jeff Green, University of Sheffield
12:45 Lecture 2 – Getting things in and out – mechanisms of solute transport across membranes and their applications in IBBE Professor Gavin Thomas, University of York
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Lecture 3 – Biophysical interactions of lipid membranes and biomanufactured chemicals Dr Alan Goddard, Aston University
14:30 Lecture 4 –  Societal challenges, responsible research and innovation, and synthetic biology Dr Liz Jenkinson, Green Biologics Limited
15:00 Lecture 5 – Consolidated Bioprocessing Professor Gavin Thomas, University of York
15:30 Coffee  
16:00 Case Study: Improving the tolerance of Clostridia to n-butanol Dr Alan Goddard, Aston University & Liz Jenkinson, Green Biologics Limited
16:30 Lecture 6 – Molecular Biology Techniques Supporting IBBE Dr Jared cartwright, University of York
17:15 Questions, round up and close for day  
19:00 Dinner at Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough  
Day Two: Wednesday 7th March 2018 – Jury’s Inn, Middlesbrough
09:00 Developing disruptive bio-based processes Dr Adriana Botes, Videra Services Ltd
09:45 Flash 3 min presentations from participants on their research and Q and A Delegates
11:00 Journal Club Professor Gavin Thomas, University of York
12:00 Group Task – Process Design Dr Jen Vanderhoven, University of Sheffield and Dr Alan Goddard, Aston University
13:30 Lunch  
14:15 Minibus to CPI Wilton  
14:30 CPI Wilton Tour CPI Staff
16:30 Minibus Back to hotel  
16:45 Presentations on Group Task and discussion Delegates
17:30 Questions, round up and close for day  
19.00 Dinner at Al Forno, Middlesbrough  
Day Three: Thursday 8th March 2018  – Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Billingham
08.30 Minibus to FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies  
09.15 Introduction to FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Dr Ian Hodgson Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Staff
10.00 Site tour of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Process Development and Manufacturing facilities Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Staff
12.00 Lunch  
12.45 Challenges facing Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, in particularly relating to biological membranes, aspects of commercial manufacturing and IP, understanding of industrial processes and how they differ from lab scale, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Staff
14.00 Lab demonstrations analysing subcellular location of products in fermentation samples and additional site tours. Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Staff
15.30 Questions, round up and close  
15.45 Minibus back to Middlesbrough

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