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Microbial Fermentation Workshop


This 3-day workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor principles and bioprocess development. Speakers are long time industry professionals who will and provide you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills needed to design, develop, optimize, control, scale-up, analyze, and troubleshoot your fermentation processes.


Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the biological principles behind microbial metabolism, growth, and genetic modification
  • Review the principles behind bioreactor design, operation, monitoring control, and scale up
  • Learn how to improve fermentation performance through statistical design and analysis of experiments
  • Learn a structured approach to downstream bioprocess design
  • Learn how to carry out economic analysis of bioprocess operating and capital costs
  • Solve real-world, industrial fermentation problems

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is intended for scientific, engineering, and business professionals with some prior fermentation-related experience.




  • Michael Japs, VP, Process Technology and Engineering, Genomatica
  • Tim Dodge, Senior Principal Engineer, International Flavors and Fragrances
  • Jason Ryder, CTO, Joywell Foods & Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley
  • 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, Global Technology Manager, BASF
  • Noelia Gudino, Sr. Fermentation Engineer, Genomatica



Workshop Details

UC San Diego
Park & Market Building
1100 Market St
San Diego, CA 92101

A continental breakfast, lunch and coffee service is provided each day.

An networking reception at Mission Brewery will be held on August 17 immediately following workshop lectures.




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

This workshop is offered in conjuction with Metabolic Engineering during Industrial Biotechnology Workshop week. 

Course Number: BIOL-40281
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)