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This one week program includes two highly-interactive workshops that address core aspects of industrial biotechnology.  The two workshops will take place August 15-19, 2022.

  • Practical, hands-on training provided onsite at UC San Diego
  • Immediate application of tools and techniques at your organization
  • Taught by UC San Diego faculty and expert practitioners in the field

The first workshop, Metabolic Engineering for Industrial Biotechnology, will focus on metabolic engineering as applied to high volume/low cost chemical and materials and explore how systems approaches are used in this area.


  • Ben Griffin, Ph.D., Program Director & Director, Genomatica
  • Michael Japs, Senior Director, Process Development, Genomatica
  • Harish Nagarajan, Senior R&D Manager, Sytems Biology & Bioinformatics, Genomatica
  • Nicky Caiazza Ph.D, Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cellibre
  • Bernhard Palsson, Ph.D., Professor, UC San Diego and CEO, Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability
  • Adam Feist, Ph.D., Project Scientist, UC San Diego and Senior Scientist, Technical University of Denmark
  • Kirsten Benjamin, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D, Amyris
  • Pirkko Suominen, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, Cargill
  • Richard Fox, Executive Director, Data Science at Inscripta, Inc.
  • Fernando Valle, Biology Advisor, BP

The second workshop, Microbial Fermentation Workshop, will provide a deep dive into bioreactor principles and bioprocess development.


  •     Michael Japs, Senior Director, Process Technology, Genomatica
  •     Tim Dodge, Senior Principal Engineer, International Flavors and Fragrances
  •     Jason Ryder, CTO, Joywell Foods
  •     Jason Crater, Head of Process Technology, Geltor
  •     Pip Reeder, Director of Bioprocess Development, Invaio Sciences
  •     Ben Griffin, Senior Director Biocatalyst Engineering, Genomatica
  •     Bo Chen, Sr. Director, Process Development and Modeling, Genomatica
  •     Jake Lenihan, Senior Fermentation Process Engineer, BASF

For more information, please contact or (858) 534-9353.

Course Number: PRGF-70018
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)

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