Summer School 2023
Summer School: Advanced training course from 24th August to 1st September 2023
The course provides students from the ZHAW, students from partner schools in Switzerland as well as students from abroad the opportunity of an intercultural exchange and knowledge transfer in a unique atmosphere. Focus of the course will be a CHO cell-based antibody production and stem cell expansion in reusable and single‑use benchtop bioreactors. Furthermore latest trends and developments in the field of cell culture will be discussed.
The students will meet experts from the biotech industry for more discussions outside the university building an additional social programme is planned.
Award: Course certificate, 3 ECTS, marks are awarded for the experimental report and oral presentation.
Requirements: Students from B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph.D. programmes and first year postdoctoral researchers. Students who did not complete the ZHAW biotechnology studies, will have to participate and pass the exam of the edX course “Cell cultivation techniques: An introduction” (https://www.edx.org/course/cell-cultivation-techniques-an-introduction). This will give you the theoretical basis for the summer school.
Level: Participants should be trained in aseptic working techniques
English level: Minimum “First Certificate” in English (FCE, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations)
ZHAW, Campus Grüental(PDF 917,2 KB)
BBQ, House of Chocolate
- Cultivation of CHO cells: Inoculum and IgG production in lab scale bioreactors
- Cultivation of hMSCs in t-flasks and spinner flasks
- Handling of insect cells and plant suspension cells
- Novel applications of plant and animal cells focussing on food and food additives
- Latest developments in cell cultivation techniques