Fermentation Basics

Fermentation Basics 2017-12-11T21:13:54+00:00

SIMB Annual Pre-Meeting Workshop

When & Where:

Sunday, July 30, 2017, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, CO


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 lecture based with visual aids to help the attendees understand the fermentation principles discussed.

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 topics.

The first section of the workshop will include topics on fermenter 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.

Included will be discussions about media considerations, foam control strategies, shear, mixing, aeration, feeds and different types of fermentations and the controls involved. The workshop will finish with a section that covers issues involved in scale-up to production size fermenters.


Mark Berge, Medimmune

Who should attend?

Individuals requiring an introduction to fermentation concepts in industrial settings.


Included: Breakfast, 2 breaks, workshop materials. (Lunch on your own).

Limit 30 attendees.

SIMB Members: $325 ($375 – onsite, if available)
Nonmembers: $500 ($575 – onsite, if available)
Students: $200

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.