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Introduction to Biomanufacturing

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Introduction to Biomanufacturing covers basic and state-of-the-art biomanufacturing methodologies, delivered by a diverse range of university teachers and industry guest lectures. Our course will take you on a compact, deep-dive into today’s technologies, approaches and stories, which shape Life Science and biomanufacturing in Denmark and abroad.

Whether you are a career starter or changer, with an education or professional background, this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of biotechnologies.

We start our course by introducing the basics of life science and reviewing the relevant terminology related to biomanufacturing. A tour of our pilot plant facilities will expose you to real reactors and process units and allow you to see and experience how manufacturing equipment works together.

Through our course, you will become familiar with the power of automation, the new age of DNA Foundries, and data science. You will explore how software modeling and new science in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data change that shape of our understanding of life and how to work with these technologies. We invite a selection of industrial lecturers to cover biomanufacturing topics from different angles.

At DTU, we are passionate about technology and people. Have you have ever wondered to develop a process, what methods you could use to influence the economic outcome, or what it takes to bring a technology from laboratory to production scale? We are happy to teach you how we are doing it.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have a basic understanding of industrial biotechnology and its application areas, the fundamentals of biomanufacturing, its terminology, methodologies, and strategies. You will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of Biomanufacturing
  • Understand the common tools and instruments used in the fermentation process
  • Discuss examples of industrial bioproduction
  • Discuss challenges in scale up and scale down of bioprocesses
  • Reflect on the use and potential of industry 4.0 / digitalization in biomanufacturing
  • Recognize common problems and suggest solutions

Who should attend?

Our Introduction to Biomanufacturing course is especially beneficial for individuals who need to become more knowledgeable about the field of biological manufacturing and production, technology and process development, and who are curious about automation and data science in biotechnology.

This course targets professionals with a background, skills, and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Natural scientists from a different field of expertise
  • Engineering and production disciplines from design, planning, R&D and operations
  • Postdocs and Senior Scientists who want to learn about a different scientific field
  • Non-scientific professionals (e.g., in administration, finance, sales, or other non-technical positions), who are seeking to gain a thorough understanding of biotechnology


Participants do not need to have specific knowledge in the field of biotechnology other than a basic high-school level understanding of natural sciences.

Important information 

Here you will find important information for short course participants regarding cancellation policies, location and waitlist policies.


To register for the course please click “Add to basket” .

Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to course start.

In case, you have any questions related to your registration, please contact Khaled Chatila (

Discount for start-ups and academics

We offer employees in start-up companies, educational institutions and the public sector a 25% course fee reduction. Tick off the relevant boxes in the registration form to apply for this discount. You will get to the registration form when adding the course to the basket.

Companies wishing to arrange a tailored/private course are more than welcome to contact us to discuss this opportunity.

The FBM initiative – funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

This course was developed in the framework of the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, in collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain, and DTU Chemical Engineering. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.



3 days, 8:30-16:30


DTU Lyngby Campus


See available discounts at the bottom of the page


21.000,00 DKK