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miniBIOMAN 2018: Incorporating Undergraduate Research in Process Development

June 25 & 26, 2018
Hosted By: James Hewlett, nbc2 co-pi and biotechnology Professor at Finger Lakes Community College
  1. The objective of process development for biomanufacturing is to develop a robust, scalable, reproducible and cost-effective process that results in safe and efficacious bioproducts. Process development is performed over several years and begins when a potential bioproduct is first expressed in a cell and proven to have the correct identity. The process continues through evaluation and optimization of various steps, followed by scale-up to manufacturing. The objectives in the early research phase are different from those of full scale production. During the early research phase, the objective is to produce material for preliminary studies. The focus is not on the cost, but on making material to be evaluated for full scale production. As the product proceeds through higher levels of evaluation and trials, the focus will turn to developing a satisfactory manufacturing process.
  3. This two-day workshop will model the process development early research phase in biofuel production, with a focus on incorporating undergraduate research avenues. Participants will consider multiple variables involved in cellulosic biofuel production in order to design a standard operating procedure (SOP) for obtaining optimized product output. They will also receive instruction on how to integrate undergraduate research initiatives into their existing biotechnology programs.
  5. At the conclusion of the mini-BIOMAN, participants will have a comprehensive, ready-to-insert curriculum module to utilize in their own classrooms. Curricular materials include PowerPoint slides and links to helpful resources, references and hands on activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the conference, and transportation to off-site venues is included. Participation in both days of the workshop is required.
  1. * A limited number of $500 travel stipends are available for out-of-town participants.
  2. ** Individuals who have not previously received travel stipends for NBC2 events, and those incorporating materials & content into their programs will be given preference.
  3. *** Registration will remain open until all participant positions are filled. 

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