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By Biocat

The European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) and the European Section of Biochemical Engineering and Science (ESBE) will give a new edition of bioprocess engineering course (BEC 2012) for doctoral students and experienced biotechnologists from research centers to universities and industry sector, from 2nd to 8th September 2012 in Supetar (Island of Brac, Croatia). The bioprocess engineering course is organized in Europe every two years since 1992, and offers 70 places.

BEC 2012 covers the full spectrum of bioprocess engineering, starting from genetic concepts for micro-organisms used to produce pharmaceutical and other products via microbial physiology, bioreaction kinetics to bioreactor design and scale-up.  The organisms considered range from simple bacteria to highly specialized animal cell cultures. There is also a strong coverage of measurement, control and optimization and how they interact with each other.

The course consists of a series of lectures given by recognized experts in their fields, which are supplemented by computer-based (MATLAB) exercises, discussions and a case study. Selected candidates will be invited to make short oral presentations (of approximately 5 minutes duration), within the course time limits. Finally, BEC also offers a strong social programme, specifically designed to ensure that there are many opportunities to discuss the course with the lecturers.

The European Higher Education Area (Bologna) recognizes five credits to the certificates of the EFB BEC.


Registration (participants must have training in chemical engineering or biochemistry, biotechnology or other related disciplines)

In recent years, the EFB and Biocat have collaborated in several actions aimed at uniting capabilities in the areas of internationalization, events’ organization of interest to the biotechnology sector and training, and boosting knowledge-based economy.

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