CBT 2018

Cellular Bioprocess Technology Course at the University of Minnesota

August 6-9, 2018


New and Updated Course Notes for 2018

The course notes include have been completely updated! All attendees will receive a copy of the 2018 lecture notes, as well as a digital ebook.

Highlights in 2018!

  • 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

Intended Course Audience

  • Engineers and physical scientists who wish to gain essential knowledge in cell biology and molecular genetics and learn the relevance of physical principles in bioprocess operations
  • Life scientists who wish to learn facets of biology that relate to process engineering, as well as key engineering principles that can constrain and amplify biological potentials
  • Those want to understand the "why" behind the "how" in cell culture bioprocessing


What You Can Expect From This Course

  • Bioprocess design and operations: engineering principles in action
  • Expert perspectives on emerging technological trends for biologics
  • Efficient packaging of knowledge, succinct summary of how-to's, and effective passing-on of valuable experiences
  • Optional computer and workshop sessions for cell culture data analysis
  • Lessons learned and success stories from the past two decades


On-Site Company Short Courses

  • Companies interested in providing their employees with a strong understanding of cellular processes and engineering have the option of holding an on-site, customized, two-day Cellular Bioprocess Technology short course taught by Professor Wei-Shou Hu.
  • A growing number of companies are choosing this option. Recent offerings include courses at Genentech, Merck, BMS, and Amgen.
  • For more information, see our on-site short course page.
CBT 2018
CBT 2016

2016 attendees, when the course celebrated its 30th year.

2019 Course

The 2019 CBT Short Course will be held July 29th–August 1st of 2019 at The University of Minnesota. Registration will open in January of 2019.

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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