EUROMBR-workshop Microbioreactors and Cultivation: Think big - act small at Technische Universität Braunschweig

The European consortium EUROMBR - European network for innovative microbioreactor applications in bioprocess development organized their 6th workshop Microbioreactors and Cultivation: Think big – act small on 2016, 9 to 12 May at the Institute of Biochemical Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig.

The main objective of the EUROMBR project is to deliver a trans-European network of industrially oriented specialists fully trained in the development and application of MicroBioReactor technology to support the progress of innovative bio-based processes.

The topics of this 3 day workshop program were a PI lecture program with following lectures:

  • Overview of microbioreactors (Nicolas Szita, University College London),
  • Basics in transport phenomena for bioreactor design (Juan M. Bolivar, TU Graz)
  • Shaken or stirred - Scaling of bioprocesses using miniature bioreactors (Frank Baganz, University College London),
  • Biological reaction kinetics (Rainer Krull, TU Braunschweig),
  • Modeling for chemical and biochemical process and data interpretation (Krist Gearney, Danish Technical University) and
  • CFD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Ulrich Krühne, Danish Technical University).

Further the ESR / ER presented and discussed their progress reports of their doctoral projects in the workshop sessions Online monitoring and sensoring, biocatalytic applications and modeling and simulation. The workshop program was further complemented by a practical course in the laboratory of the Institute of Biochemical Engineering.

       The EUROMBR consortium at their workshop Microbioreactors and Cultivation in Braunschweig

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) supported PhD students and post-doctoral fellows across nine European countries in the EUROMBR-network: DTU as the coordinator of the project (Krist Gearney and Ulrich Krühne), Technische Universität Braunschweig (ibvt, Rainer Krull), University College London (Nicolas Szita), Technical University of Graz (Torsten Mayr and Bernd Nidetzky), University of Ljubljana (Polona Žnidaršič-Plazl and Igor Plazl), University of Oulu (Adama Sesay) and University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro (Gerardo Perozziello ). As companies Microfluidic Chip Shop GmbH (Jena, Germany), Micronit GmbH (Dortmund, Germany), Micronit Microfluidics BV (Enschede, The Netherlands) and Nanomateriales y Polimeros SL (Granada, Spain) are engaged in the EUROMBR-consortium.