Pre-meeting Workshop

Fermentation Basics

Fermentation Workshop2018-07-18T20:47:04+00:00


In an effort to provide individuals with an introduction to fermentation concepts in industrial settings, a pre-meeting, one day workshop is being offered. The workshop will be broken into sections based upon the topics that are being presented. After each section has been completed, the attendees will be given real life fermentation case studies that they will work through to reinforce the just discussed topics. The first section of the workshop will include topics on fermenter equipment and design including aspect ratios, agitator design, sparger design and sterilization of equipment and media. The second section will deal with actual operational issues of fermentation processes including media design considerations, foam control strategies, shear, mixing, aeration, and feeding methods. The workshop will finish with a section that covers issues involved in scaling up to production size fermenters.

Who Should Attend?

The class should be attended by those who are new to fermentation or have limited (less than 5 years) exposure to fermentation concepts. Scientists and non-scientists will benefit from the concepts discussed in the workshop.

How to Register

You can register for the workshop with your Annual Meeting registration (online or registration form). For more info, go to the Annual Meeting registration page.

If you wish to attend the workshop only (and not the SIMB Annual Meeting), you may register online and select “Workshop Attendee Only” as your registration fee. Or, you may fill out the Annual Meeting registration form.

Walk-on registrations for the workshop will be accepted Sunday, August 12, from 7-8 am only. Space will be limited.


8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Hilton Chicago


Mark Berge

Limit: 30 attendees


Early Registration
SIMB Member: $325
Nonmember: $500
Student: $225

Regular and onsite registration
SIMB Member: $425
Nonmember: $600
Student: $225

Includes breakfast, lunch, 2 breaks and workshop materials.