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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.

Programme information

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” ( 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 202,6 KB)

Social programme:
BBQ, House of Chocolate

Agenda & Topics

Lab training

Industry workshop

Registration and further information

Registration deadlline: 31st May 2023

Contact: Iris Poggendorf, Research Scientist

Plese register via E-Mail to

For further information please check our prospect.(PDF 810,6 KB)