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    BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM > Training

    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential

    WORKFORCE TRAINING

    The University of Maryland, in conjunction with industry experts and additional university partners, offers multiple comprehensive certificate programs in the latest bioprocessing technologies and techniques.

    Each workshop features classroom instruction from leading faculty and hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment in the University of Maryland's Bioprocess Scale-Up and Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facilities. Attendees can choose from tracks in cell culture, fermentation, downstream processing, or analytical sciences.

    Upcoming Workshops

    BREP/NIST Analytical Sciences Training Program

    Rockville, MD
    June, 2020— $1,299

    This industry-driven and application-focused laboratory workshop offers an avenue for training the next generation of biopharmaceutical analytical scientists.  Laboratory experience utilizing NIST reference materials will provide an unparalleled simulation of industry-relevant characterization technologies.  This is a robust training workshop with an integrated, targeted focus on product quality.

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    Cell Culture Technologies

    College Park, MD
    June, 2020 — $1,295

    The University of Maryland, College Park, together with industry experts, is pleased to offer a two-day workshop on cell culture technology. The session features hands-on instruction with various cell culture expression systems and introduces attendees to the techniques, methodologies, principles, and applications of anchorage dependent and suspension adapted cell lines. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants not only to learn the principles of cell culture scale-up at the bench, but also covers recent advances and up-to-date applications of this methodology including single-use systems.

    The laboratory sessions take place in the University of Maryland Bioprocess Scale-up Facility (BSF) on the College Park campus. The BSF houses bioprocessing equipment for process development and optimization ranging from 1 L to 250 L. All workshop participants will track their own anchorage-dependent and suspension-adapted cell lines over a two day period. Attendees will also prepare, inoculate, and harvest a cell culture bioreactor. The format is fast-paced, but plenty of time has been allocated for discussion with workshop faculty.

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    Fermentation Microbiology

    College Park, MD
    June, 2020 — $1,295

    The University of Maryland, College Park, in cooperation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, is offering a two-day fermentation microbiology workshop on state-of-the-art fermentation processes and practices.

    The workshop provides hands-on experience and instruction with various fermentation systems and acquaints attendees with the techniques, methodologies, principles and applications of aerobic bacterial and fungal fermentation.

    The workshop provides an opportunity for participants not only to learn the principles of bacterial and fungal fermentation scale-up at the bench, but recent advances and up-to-date applications of this methodology.

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    Downstream Processing and Protein Purification

    College Park, MD
    June, 2020 — $1,895

    The University of Maryland, College Park, together with industry experts is pleased to offer a three-day workshop on downstream processing techniques. The workshop will provide hands-on laboratory exercises and classroom instruction on recovery and purification strategies for biotechnology products, especially proteins. Participants will integrate theory with practice in areas such as cell separation, cell disruption, chromatography theory and systems, sample preparation, columns and packing, adsorptive chromatography, and elution optimization.

    The laboratory sessions take place in the University of Maryland Bioprocess Scale-up Facility (BSF) on the College Park campus. The BSF houses bioprocessing equipment for process development and optimization ranging from 1 L to 250 L. Cell separation and protein purification equipment by several vendors will provide hands-on learning opportunity to participants.

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    Who Should Attend

    These workshops are intended for biotechnology professionals, faculty, research scientists, and students who wish to increase their knowledge, understanding, and proficiency with bioprocessing technologies and techniques. Prior knowledge in molecular biology, cellular biology, chemistry or biochemistry is recommended.

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