Wädenswil ZH, Switzerland

Cell Expansion and Protein Expression in Standard and Single-use Bioreactors

when 24 August 2023 - 1 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee CHF 900

The course provides students from the ZHAW, students from partner schools in Switzerland as well as students from abroad the opportunity of an intercultural exchange and knowledge transfer in a unique atmosphere.
17 different practical exercises will be executed on campus by the students to deepen the theoretical background. The students will meet experts from the biotech industry to debate about latest trends and for more discussions outside the university
building an additional social programme is planned.
To take part in the practical part the completion of the edX course "Cell cultivation techniques: An introduction" with certificate is mandatory.
We are looking forward to welcome you here in Wädenswil.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Regine Eibl
Contact: Iris Poggendorf (pogg@zhaw.ch)

Target group

Students from B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph.D. programmes and first year postdoctoral researchers.
Participants should be trained in aseptic working techniques.
Minimum “First Certificate” in English (FCE, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations)

Course aim

Main lecture topics: Basics of cell cultivation techniques for animal cells, Antibody production systems with CHO, Insect cells and BEVS, Stem cells, Cellular agriculture, Engineering aspects and Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Lab training (Small groups of 4 persons): Cultivation of CHO cells: Inoculum and IgG production in lab scale bioreactors,
Cultivation of hMSCs in t-flasks and small spinner flasks, Demo of freezing and handling of insect cells and plant suspension cells.

Fee info

CHF 900: The fee includes lunch at the venue and the excursion.
The accomodation is not included and will have to be booked on your own seperately.