The topics will include the interpretation of fermentation data, using off-gas data to make process decisions, medium design concepts, mixing and mass transfer, gas transfer, scaling up and scaling down fermentation processes, and advanced process troubleshooting techniques. The course will not include just the academic principles. Rather it will include example-based case studies to reinforce the concept base for the workshop.

Who Should Attend?

For attendees who have an established foundation with fermentation concepts, a one-day workshop is being offered that delves into topics that are generally considered to be at the advanced end of the fermentation knowledge spectrum.


8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point


Tim Cooper – Novozymes

Dr. Tim Cooper has over 26 years of industrial fermentation experience from multiple companies and multiple areas. As Director of Fermentation for Wyeth his team developed key elements of the blockbuster vaccine Prevnar 13®. Dr. Cooper has additionally led fermentation research groups for DowAgro (industrial biopesticides), Proterro (photosynthesis), and Eastman Chemical (Butanol). He is currently employed with Novozymes, coming on board to lead the fermentation efforts of the then newly created BioAg Alliance. He has recently stepped into the newly created role of Fermentation Specialist in Novozymes’ Microbial business, providing development, trouble-shooting and scale-up expertise across the portfolio of production sites.

Billy Allen – Bioprocess Mixing Solutions, LLC

Dr. Billy R. Allen served as the fluid mixing subject-matter expert for 15 years for a major pharmaceutical company supporting both chemical and biochemical API and formulation manufacturing and process development. Dr. Allen led a pilot-scale experimental program to better characterize oxygen transfer in commercial fermentors working closely with fermentation groups on process scale-up and manufacturing process issues. Prior to leading the mixing initiative, he led fermentation laboratories for development of commercial cell culture and E. coli – based fermentation processes. Dr. Allen currently provides consulting services on fluid mixing and fermentation scale-up through his consulting company, Bioprocess Mixing Solutions, LLC.


SIMB Member $600
Nonmember $750

ONSITE REGISTRATION (if space available)
SIMB Member $700
Nonmember $850

Cost includes workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks.

Limit: 35 attendees