Introduction to Biomanufacturing




About the course

This course aims to kick-start careers in industrial fermentation or to support career changers from related areas (e.g. downstream processing, QC, etc) in moving to fermentation and biobased production processes. We will present an overview of fundamental knowledge, state-of-the art biomanufacturing technologies, and provide the participants with insights, terminology and explanations around fermentation technology, data analysis, quantitative considerations, integrated process development, operational basics and context around the rapid development of biotechnology in the 21st century (e.g. automation, scale-down/-up approaches, computer aided design and manufacturing, simulation capabilities, integrated AI and ML concepts, DNA foundry operations, etc.). This course will be a combination of lectures and hands-on activities.

By the end of the course, participants should have a basic understanding of industrial biotechnology and its application areas, the fundamentals of biomanufacturing, methodologies, and strategies and be able to:

  • Describe basic concepts of Biomanufacturing
  • Describe the common tools / instruments in a fermentation process
  • Describe process control and monitoring techniques 
  • Perform fundamental calculations of a bioproduction process
  • Discuss examples of industrial bioproduction
  • Discuss challenges in scale up and scale down of bioprocesses
  • Reflect on the use and potential of  industry 4.0/digitalization in biomanufacturing
  • Reflect on strategies for process optimization
  • Recognize common problems and suggest solutions

Who is this course for

This course is intended for individuals with background, skills, and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Natural scientists from a different field of expertise 
  • Engineering and production disciplines from design, planning, RD and operations 
  • Postdoc and senior scientists who want to update themselves in a different science field 
  • Non-scientific and natural sciences background professionals, from administration, finance, sales or other non-technical disciplines, to get a thorough understanding of biotechnology and applied tools and methods. 

Participants do not need to have specific knowledge in this field other than school-level understanding of natural sciences.

The course will be beneficial for individuals who need to become more knowledgeable about the field of biological manufacturing and production, technology and process development, such as the following:

  • Graduates entering careers in industrial fermentation or career changers from other areas (e.g. downstream processing, QC, etc)
  • Graduate students and postdocs interesting in learning more about Biomanufacturing

This course has been developed in the framework of the NNF funded project Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, in collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain and DTU Chemical Engineering.

Practical Information for Participants.


Anne Margrethe Dahl Nielsen
Continuing Education Coordinator
DTU Bioengineering
+45 93 51 01 76

Practical Information

Date: 24-26 August 2021

Location: DTU Lyngby Campus

Language: English 

Price: TBA

Registration: OPENING SOON