Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:13

The article linked below describes how our Masters program blends business and science to turn out masters students ready for jobs in the biotech industry

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 22:49

The Masters in Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing (MBB) program working closely with the BFF in training the next generation of industrial scientists is pleased to announce the latest group of graduates.  Janet Fisher, Diana Carolina Mogrovejo Arias and Michael Supe have successfully completed their training which included intensive study in microbial physiology, fermentation as well as business classes alongside MBA students in the Terry College of Business.  Janet, Diana and Michael completed their studies through internships at Novozymes, Swissaustral LLC and Genentech respectively.

The MBB program trains students to take on leadership roles in biotechnology having gained knowledge in diverse areas such as fermentation, cell culture, regulatory affairs and finance.  As part of the program students get hands on experience with equipment used in industry and develop business skills that will assist them in their future... Read Full Article

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 13:12

The Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility (BFF) with support of the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Georgia announces the installation of a Tryton fermentation system manufactured by DCI Biolafitte.  The Tryton system includes two control towers capable of operating up to 4 vessels simultaneously with 5L and 10L vessel options. 


 The system is capable of microbial batch, fed-batch, and continuous culture methods. It includes state of the art optical probes for dissolved oxygen measurement as well as stainless steel construction and 4 fixed speed pumps per vessel for feeds or acid/base addition.  “This system builds on our existing infrastructure which uses the DCI-Biolafitte SCADA system and EVO fermentors for our SIP fermentation... Read Full Article

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 07:17

The Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility (BFF) within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology () in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a non-tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Research Scientist level.

The BFF was established in 1967 and houses one of the largest fermentation pilot plants in the United States.  The facility specializes in fermentation, protein purification, cell culture and monoclonal antibodies.  In addition to contract work, the facility provides student training as part of the Masters in Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing degree.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology or related disciplines and have a strong background in protein purification techniques.  The successful candidate will be expected to manage protein purification projects contracted through the facility and be responsible for writing reports for client... Read Full Article