After the great success of the two previous Courses organised by ESACT on Animal Cell Technology, in Llafranc (Costra Brava, Spain), and the positive feed-back from the participants, we are now announcing the Thrird Course, to be celebrated in the same location from September 29th to October 3rd 2013. ESACT is presenting this activity as one more contribution to the scientific community involved in the use of Animal Cells in Biotechnology and Biomedicine.
This is an introductory course to Animal Cell Technology, providing an overview of the field, from the more basic aspects to the final application. It should be of interest to those starting their research activity in Animal Cell Technology, both from Academia or Companies. It is also of interest for those wishing an up-date of the state-of-the-art of Animal Cell Technology in a short Course.
The Course is planned in an intensive four day schedule, with a number of participants limited to a maximum of 30, in order to facilitate the interaction among them and with the lecturers. Lecturers will stay for most of the Course duration. The Course comprises lectures covering the main topics of Animal Cell Technology: 1. Cell line development; 2. Cellular mechanisms; 3. Post-translational modifications; 4. Bioreactor design; 5. Downstream processing; 6. Genomics and proteomics; 7. Bioreactor scale-up and scale-down/Single use bioreactors; 8. Process Analytical Technology; 9. Economical aspects of ACT bioprocesses; 10. Integrated bioprocess for protein production; 11. Integrated bioprocess for stem cells. There will also be slots in the program dedicated to the preparation and presentation of case studies by the participants, and discussion groups with the lecturers.
Please find attached the flyer announcing the Animal Cell Technology Course taking place between 29th September to 3rd October 2013 in Llafranc, Costa Brava, Spain.
Further information can be found in the attached flyer and in the www.esact.org website.
Paula Alves and Francesc Gòdia (Course Coordinators)
Antonio Roldao (ESACT Office)