CBT 2018

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Course at the University of Minnesota

Registration for the 2020 course is now open

The 2020 course will be held July 27–30, 2020.


Review recent advances in process research, learn the current state of technology, and see future opportunities with this concise, in-depth course.

Join leading researchers from around the world for this interactive four-day seminar covering the fundamentals and practical analysis of cell culture technology and bioengineering.

  • Attend the definitive course in cell culture technology
  • Learn fundamentals, practical analysis, and emerging tools and trends
  • See complex data translated to relevant points for application
  • Learn from three decades of research expertise and practical know-how presented in organized, user-friendly formats

Home countries of short course attendeesOver 4,000 researchers from around the globe have attended this annual course held at the University of Minnesota. The course has also been hosted on-site by numerous companies.


Updated Course Notes for 2020

The course notes have been updated! All attendees will receive the 2020 lecture notes in binder format.

Highlights in 2020!

  • Practical examples in continuous biomanufacturing
  • Biomanufacturing for virus vaccines and cell therapy
  • Overview of product characterization and protein variants
  • Focal topic on control of glycosylation
  • Targeted integration and cell engineering
  • In-depth discussion on metabolic shift and control of lactate metabolism


What Makes This Course Special?

  • Three decades of hard-earned knowledge and complicated research packaged in succinct, practical terms and examples
  • This is not a conference; the materials, lectures, and breakout sessions are all designed to work cohesively to maximize information delivery
  • It is uniquely designed for scientific professionals of diverse backgrounds in engineering and the physical and biological sciences
  • Participants will come away with a renewed excitement for their own work

Our Group

Explore the research of Professor Hu and his graduate students on our website.


It was a wonderful oppurtunity to attend the Cellular Bioprocess Technology workshop. It introduced some new concepts, I obtained a deeper understanding of the process, and helped refresh many concepts that I hadn't seen since undergrad.
-Past course participant
The course was great, Hu was wonderful, both engaging and knowledgeable. The notes are very thorough. Thank you!
-Past course participant
This course is world-class.
-J.G. Merck & CO.
This course was an excellent way to experience a broad spectrum of subjects within biotechnology. These experiences have given me the skills I needed to excel at my current position and inspired me to explore new opportunities within the biotech industry.
-Ricardo Ibarra Jr., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
This course was really excellent! Thank you to all of the instructors and individuals that helped. I'll take a lot of information and new ideas back to work. The hands-on sessions were particularly useful. I hope this course continues for many years to come.
-Past course participant

Contact Us

Camille Hanson
University of Minnesota
421 Washington Avenue SE
280 Amundson Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
+1 (612) 626-7630

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