DTU and NC State offer a variety of biotech lifelong learning courses, and 2024 courses are now open for enrollment. These courses increase the knowledge and skills of people working in — or aspiring to work in — the biotech and life sciences industries. Both universities’ lifelong learning programs provide education about basic and advanced topics. With the growth of life sciences industries in Europe’s Medicon Valley and in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area, DTU and NC State play a vital role in fulfilling the professional development needs of industry employees.
Learn more about the lifelong learning programs at NC State and DTU below.
NC State University Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Established at NC State University in 2007, the Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) was founded to help establish, attract, and expand biomanufacturing in North Carolina and thus drive innovation and job creation. BTEC is a unique cross-disciplinary instructional center that provides education and training to develop skilled professionals for the growing biomanufacturing industry. The center offers open enrollment and custom courses to provide job-focused instruction in the largest, most advanced biomanufacturing training facility in the United States.
Thanks to the support of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the AIM-Bio Program has developed eight new hands-on and online courses that are offered at BTEC. The hands-on courses cover a variety of topics from analytical methods for gene therapy, lyophilization and spray drying, protein precipitation and crystallization, and process analytical technologies (PAT). Online courses cover topics ranging from mass spectrometry, chemical modification of proteins, and aspects of upstream and downstream processing. Visit the BTEC website to learn about the courses offered in 2024 and to register.
The Technical University of Denmark’s Biotech Lifelong Learning Program
The Technical University of Denmark’s biotech lifelong learning program for 2024 presents a comprehensive suite of short courses designed to cater to the ever-evolving landscape of biotechnology. The program is developed and delivered as a collaborative effort between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, and North Carolina State University’s BTEC.
With a prime focus on biomanufacturing, these courses serve as a vital resource for professionals seeking to augment their expertise or remain current with the latest industry advancements. Distinctively, the program offers bespoke, company-specific courses meticulously crafted to address the unique training needs of organizations.
The roster of 2024 courses spans a wide spectrum, including subjects such as Sustainability Assessment of Bio-based Products, Python for Data Analysis in Biology, Process Analytical Technology for Biomanufacturing, and more. Notably, hands-on sessions like Mammalian Cell Cultivation and Industrial Mycology promise immersive, practical learning experiences.
To deepen your insights and thrive at the forefront of biotechnological innovation, learn more at DTU Biotech Lifelong Learning.