Biotech Lifelong Learning Courses

    Looking to upgrade your skills in the field of biotech?

    DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemical Engineering, and DTU Biosustain offer a variety of short courses. We can also tailor courses for your specific company. The courses are mainly targeted at biotech professionals, e.g. individuals working in the biomanufacturing industry, wishing to strengthen their professional skills, or for keeping up with new developments.

    Short courses

    3-5 May 2022

    Getting Started with Python for Data Science and Automation in Biotechnology

    Learn how to keep up with the rising demands on computational and automation skills and get more time to solve your research problems.

    BioEng Python
    BioEng Python

    Getting Startes with Pythin for Data Science and Automation in Biotechnology

    3-5 May 2022
    15.000 DKK

    Learn how to keep up with the rising demands on computational and automation skills and get more time to solve your research problems.

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    7-9 June 2022

    into Use: A Course in Future QC Technologies

    Are you working in the pharmaceutical industry and are you looking for novel measurement techniques for collecting data?

    Dates after agreement

    Microscopy hands-on tailor-made course

    Are you looking to advance your knowledge of optical microscopy?

    Microscopy hands-on tailor-made course

    21-22 August 2023

    Introduction to Biomanufacturing 1

    This two-day course provides you with the basic and state-of-the-art biomanufacturing methodologies, delivered by a diverse range of university teachers and industry guest lectures.

    Introduction to Biomanufacturing 1

    23-24 August 2023

    Introduction to Biomanufacturing 2

    In this course, you will be exposed to the challenges and understanding of sustainability and you will work with questions, like if biomanufacturing is a sustainable option.

    Introduction to Biomanufacturing 2

    5-6 September 2022

    Global Regulatory Affairs for Medical Products

    This course introduces you to the quality systems used to meet the regulatory requirements for developing, testing, manufacturing, and selling medical products in the global marketplace.

    Bio Engineering short course_Global Regulatory Affairs

    4-6 September 2023

    Cell Culture Engineering: A Single-Use Perspective

    Want to gain a fundamental understanding of growth of mammalian cells in bioreactors, and production of recombinant proteins?

    7-8 September 2023

    Cell Culture Engineering: Hands-on Perfusion

    Want to get hands-on experience with perfusion equipment and gain insights into growing mammalian cells in perfusion?

    13-15 November 2023

    Biomanufacturing Operations and cGMP

    This course provides an overview of the up- and downstream operations that comprise a typical biopharmaceutical process.

    Date to be confirmed

    Evaluating Sustainability for Bio-based Products

    Learn more about the quantification of sustainability of bio-based processes in a commercial and planetary context.

    6-8 June 2023 (Cancelled)
    Next course: 11-13 June 2024

    Process Analytical Technology for Biomanufacturing

    Do you want to increase your competences within novel measurement techniques for collecting data?

    PhD courses – also for industry participants

    We reserve a limited number of seats for industry participants on the following PhD courses.

    For more information on course registration and the cost of PhD courses, please contact Program Coordinator Seungmi Nam ( For registration please include your name, university or company/department.

    PhD courses

    27-31 March 2023 (fully booked)

    Upstream Process Development

    Upstream Process Development

    17-21 April 2023

    Automation and Control of Yeast Fermentation

    Automation and Control of Yeast Fermentation

    8-10 May 2023 (fully booked)
    Free seats 21-23 August 2023

    Introduction to Python for Data Analysis and Automation in Biology

    BioEng Python

    15-16 May 2023

    Introduction to Chemical Modification of Protein Therapeutics

    Introduction to Chemical Modification of Therapeutic Proteins

    21-23 August 2023

    Introduction to Python for Data Analysis and Automation in Biology

    BioEng Python

    4-11 August 2023

    Microbial Biofilm Techniques

    Photo: Jesper Scheel

    4-8 December 2023

    Industrial Mycology

    Industrial Mycology

    4-8 December 2023

    Industrial Mycology

    Industrial Mycology

    If you are planning to participate on one of our courses, you will spend the time on the Technical University Denmark’s Lyngby Campus. On this page, you will find some useful tips to ensure a comfortable time in Denmark.

    DTU Lyngby Campus

    DTU’s main campus is located 20 minutes north of Copenhagen city centre, in the town of Lyngby. The campus is divided into 100 buildings, which are scattered across the 106-hectare great plain.


    The Greater Copenhagen area is a popular tourist destination and there are many hotels and Airbnb locations throughout the city, including in Lyngby. We recommend the following hotels:

    In Lyngby:

    • Zleep Hotel Lyngby is about 1,4 km from the DTU Lyngby campus and is the closest hotel to our course venues. Car parking is free for hotel guests.
    • Scandic Eremitage, Kongens Lyngby is located in the heart of Lyngby and is 2.4 km from the DTU Lyngby campus. It is located in the heart of Lyngby centre and is a 5-minute walk from the Lyngby Station. A bus stop right outside of the hotel takes you straight to campus (around 8 minute ride) that is located right outside of the hotel.
    • Hotel Postgaarden, Lyngby is located in the heart of Lyngby, right around the corner from Lyngby Station. This hotel is around 2,7 km from DTU’s Lyngby campus and you can easily catch multiple direct buses to campus from Lyngby Station.

    In Copenhagen:

    • Hotel Kong Arthur is in the lively Nørrebro neighbourhood of Copenhagen, and is around 13 km from DTU’s Lyngby campus. You can catch a direct bus or train/bus combination to DTU’s Lyngby campus (around 40 minutes total).
    • Absalon Hotel is located near the Copenhagen Central train station and is around 14,7 km to DTU’s Lyngby campus. You can catch a direct train from Copenhagen Central station to Lyngby station and then a direct bus from the station to campus (around 40 minutes total).
    • Woodah Boutique Hostel is located near the Copenhagen Central train station, and is around 14,7 km to DTU’s Lyngby campus. You can catch a direct train from Copenhagen Central station to Lyngby station, and then a direct bus from the station to campus (around 40 minutes total).


    By bus or train

    Several busses cross or pass the campus area and Lyngby Station is just 2 km away with even more bus connections.

    Access the Journey Planner to see how to get to DTU with public transportation from the airport and the main stations of Copenhagen.

    By car

    Please use Google maps to navigate your way to DTU’s Lyngby Campus. Practical information on the course venue’s address and suggestions for parking will be sent to participants via e-mail prior to the course.

    By taxi

    From the airport, a taxi to campus will cost you around DKK 600 (EUR 80) and from the downtown Copenhagen area, a taxi will cost you around DKK 350 (EUR 47). Please note that these costs are subject to vary.

    To order a taxi in advance, please call one of the following numbers:

    • Amager-Øbro Taxa, tel. (+45) 3251 5151
    • DanTaxi, tel. (+45) 4848 4848
    • Taxa, 4×35 tel. (+45) 3535 3535.

    Restaurants in Lyngby

    The following are a selection of restaurants in Lyngby centre:

    • Sticks’n’Sushi
    • Wok Shop
    • Meyers Spisehus
    • Madklubben Lyngby

    Group Logistics

    If your company is sending multiple participants to our course, please contact the Biotech Lifelong Learning Project Manager at for help arranging all travel and accommodation logistics.

    Useful Links

    Important Information for Short Course Participants.

    Acceptance of our Terms & Conditions

    By visiting the Biotech Lifelong Learning website viewing, accessing or otherwise using any of the services or information created, collected, compiled or submitted to you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions.

    The Technical University of Denmark reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion and without any notice.

    Changes to our Terms become effective on the date they are posted and your continued use of after any changes to Terms will signify your agreement to be bound by them.

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    We are committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal information will only be viewed by Technical University of Denmark employees. Your information will never be shared with third parties, unless we are legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. We will not use your e-mail address for unsolicited e-mails. All emails sent by Biotech Lifelong Learning will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products. If you would like to stay up-to-date on our courses and activities, you can sign up for our newsletter via our website or follow us on LinkedIn. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.


    Course fees can be paid by invoice or bank transfer. Our preferred method of payment method is payment by invoice.

    DTU employees can use their internal project codes.

    Customers will receive an invoice to the email address that you have provided during your course registration.

    Customers are requested to pay the course fee within 30 days after receiving the invoice, but at the latest three weeks before the course starts.

    If no payment arrangements or confirmation has been received within 30 business days after receiving the invoice and at least two weeks before the start of the course, we reserve the right to cancel your participation.

    The course fees need to appear in our bank account before the course starts. Participation before payment is only possible if Biotech Lifelong Learning grants special permission.

    DTU reserves the right to make any adjustments to the participant payment.

    Cancellation Policies

    Cancellation by registrant

    To cancel a registration and be eligible for a refund of course fees, you must notify DTU by e-mail to, cc to Fees are refunded according to the following schedule:

    • A 100% of the course fees will be refunded if notification is received at the latest 4 weeks prior to the course start date.
    • A 50% refund of the course fees will be refunded if notification is received 2-4 weeks in advance of the course start date.
    • No refund will be issued if notice is received less than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date.

    If you are not able to participate in the event, a colleague is welcome to attend in your place. Substitutions may be made up to two business days prior to the course start date. Notify DTU by sending an e-mail to, cc to, and please include the name and email contact for the participant replacement.

    Cancellation by DTU

    Biotech Lifelong Learning retains the right to cancel a continuing education short course with no less than 4 weeks notice in advance of the scheduled course start date.

    Biotech Lifelong Learning will notify registrants if a course is cancelled via e-email and the registrants will receive a full refund of the paid course fees.

    Neither Biotech Lifelong Learning nor DTU are responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to the cancellation of a course.

    In the case that a speaker is not able to present their lecture, due to unforeseen circumstances, Biotech Lifelong Learning will keep the right to arrange a replacement or cancel that presentation.

    Pre-course communication

    Upon successful registration for a course, registrants will receive an automatically-generated email confirming their registration. If you do not receive this within two business days of registering for a course, please contact, cc to, to confirm your registration.

    Once registered, confirmed course participants will receive an email approximately three weeks before the scheduled course with detailed information regarding travel to DTU, parking information, and any other relevant information.

    Waitlist policy

    Please note that seats are limited on each of our continuing education courses.

    If the course that you want to take is already full, you are welcome to e-mail and ask to be placed on a waitlist for that course.

    The waitlist is used to fill any seats that become available in the case that registered participants are unable to attend.

    If one or more seats become available, individuals on the waitlist are contacted in the order in which they were added to the list.

    In addition to ensuring that popular courses remain full, our course waitlists provide a means of tracking interest to determine if additional course dates are necessary.

    Biotech Lifelong Learning makes every effort to schedule additional course offerings if there are a sufficient amount of people on a course waitlist.

    If a new offering is scheduled, those on the waitlist will be notified before the registration opens to the general public.

    Please note that placement on a waitlist does not commit individuals to attend a course.

    It simply ensures that they are given the first opportunity to enroll on a course, if a seat becomes available.

    We are unable to provide information about the number wait-listed individuals for any given course, nor an individual’s place on such a list.


    The copyright of course materials rests with the Technical University of Denmark, except where copyright is located elsewhere (for example, with external lecturers).

    Course materials are for personal use by staff and participants of the courses.

    It is forbidden to reproduce, store in a retrieval system, or transmit any part of the course materials without permission of the copyright owner.

    Complaint policy and procedure

    Biotech Lifelong Learning is committed to providing a high quality service and positive course experience. If you do have a query or concern, please contact us at so that we can address any concern before they become complaints.

    However, we do accept that things may go wrong occasionally. If you have any comments or concerns about our service, please tell us. We want to help resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

    Continuing Education at the Technical University of Denmark

    Biotech Lifelong Learning

    Biotech Lifelong Learning organizes biotechnology-related education at a PhD and professional level.

    Biotech Lifelong Learning is coordinated from DTU’s Department of Bioengineering, in collaboration with DTU’s Chemical Engineering department and DTU Biosustain: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability.

    For any questions about the program or collaboration opportunities, please contact:
    Jennifer Hemphill, Department of Bioengineering.

    Lifelong Learning Advisory Board

    The board of Biotech Lifelong Learning consists of the following people:

    • Friederike Buchholtz, Joint Program Manager, Department of Bioengineering
    • Malene Bonné Meyer, Head of Teaching and Talent Development, Department of Bioengineering
    • John Woodley, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    • Andreas Worberg, Chief Commercial Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

    Partners & Funding

    Biotech Lifelong Learning has been funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, under the Fermentation Based (FBM) Initiative and Accelerated Innovation in Manufacturing Biologics (AIM-Bio) Project.