The State of Iowa has recently announced the Iowa Bioscience Development Program as its centerpiece for future economic development efforts. News release from Governor’s office: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/newsDetail/6581 This program revolves around the following four pillars of excellence
The Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tonya Peeples as its latest Associate Director. In this capacity, Tonya will focus on enhancing academic ties between the Center and its affiliated colleges, departments, faculty, and students pursuing research in the general area of Biocatalytic Science. Tonya will also work to coordinate programs designed to enrich the CBB community of faculty, staff and students.
The Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Student Group is intended to serve as a networking and outreach platform for students and faculty interested in the unique area of biocatalysis and its associated research. Through cooperation and collaboration we hope to build on a tradition of fruitful interactions between faculty, students, other institutions, industry, and government.
This new course entitled Upstream Biotechnology Processes is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in basic
upstream fermentation processes applicable to the biotechnology industry. Basic concepts and general designs of upstream
fermentations will be covered through a series of lectures. The bulk of the course, however, will be spent in the laboratory
where students will have an opportunity to perform a fermentation on a 5-liter scale. All the fundamental steps used within the