Navigation Links
Training the future biomanufacturing workforce
Date:10/24/2013

New Rochelle, NY, October 24, 2013To maintain strong growth of the bioeconomy, a pool of skilled workers is needed to fill biomanufacturing jobs in the areas of bioenergy and biobased products. A proven strategy for building a high-quality regional workforce is for colleges and industry to work together to develop innovation solutions that combine education and hands-on training, as described in a Roundtable Discussion published in Industrial Biotechnology (IB), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Industrial Biotechnology website.

Moderator Sonia Wallman, PhD, Executive Director, Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2, Blue Bell, PA), leads a panel comprised of corporate executives, the directors of two academic biotechnology programs, and graduates of those programs who now work in the biofuels and renewable materials industries. In the Roundtable Discussion "Training Technicians to Support the Bioeconomy: Defining the Need; Designing and Implementing Innovative Solutions," the participants discuss industry workforce needs and the development of biomanufacturing degree programs that combine classroom learning with hands-on research and scale-up experience within a college laboratory or onsite in an industrial setting.

The Roundtable Discussion is part of an IB IN DEPTH Special Section on the Biomanufacturing Workforce published in the October issue of Industrial Biotechnology. The section also includes an Overview entitled "Meeting Current Needs and Assessing Future Opportunities to Drive the Global Bioeconomy;" and three Catalyzing Innovation articles: "Putting Life to Work: Tales of Community and Collaboration in Industrial Biotechnician Education," by Michael Fino, Director, Biotechnology Program, MiraCosta College (Oceanside, CA); "Strategic Alliances Create Path to Commercialization for a Microalgae-Focused Start-Up," by Adelheid Kuehnle, PhD, President, CEO, and Co-Founder, and Mark Ritchie, Chief Business Development Officer, Kuehnle AgroSystems (Honolulu, HI); and "Undergraduate Research: A Platform to Enhance Community College STEM Education," by Daniel Kainer, PhD, Director, Biotechnology Institute, Lone Star College-Montgomery (Conroe, TX).

"This issue of IB seeks to underscore the importance of hands-on education and training in developing the next generation of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers that will help drive the development of the global bioeconomy. Partnerships like those featured in this issue are essential to developing innovative educational and training programs to encourage young people to engage the bioeconomy and to support life-long learning for all those who desire to be part of the bioeconomy," says Larry Walker, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Professor, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathryn Ruehle
kruehle@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology
2. Academy scientists receive top honors for long-term research and training initiatives in Mongolia
3. Intensive training for aphasia: Even older patients can improve
4. Strength training improves vascular function in young black men
5. OU research groups awarded NSF grants to expand research and training in science and engineering
6. Brain training may lessen cognitive impairments associated with coronary bypass surgery
7. NIBIB and HHMI announce graduate biomedical training awards
8. Swim training plus healthy diet factor in cancer fight: New study
9. Training cells to perform Boolean functions? Its logical
10. NJIT, Chinas Bengbu Glass Institute sign agreement for R&D, training
11. Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics announced
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Training the future biomanufacturing workforce
(Date:5/24/2016)... facilitates superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging ... product recently added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo ... ... ... News ...
(Date:5/12/2016)... May 12, 2016 WearablesResearch.com , a ... the overview results from the Q1 wave of its ... wave was consumers, receptivity to a program where they ... a health insurance company. "We were surprised ... says Michael LaColla , CEO of Troubadour Research, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... and BANGALORE, India , April ... EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... today announced a global partnership that will provide ... to use mobile banking and payment services.      ... a key innovation area for financial services, but it also ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... from $29.3 billion in 2013. The market is expected to grow ... 2015 to 2020, increasing from $50.6 billion in 2015 to $96.6 ... during the forecast period (2015 to 2020) are discussed. As well, ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... ANGELES , June 22, 2016   StockNewsNow.com ... SNNLive Video Interview with Dr. Nader Pourhassan , ... biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and potential ... prevention of HIV infection, according to the company,s website ... recorded on Tuesday, June 7 th , 2016, at ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... 22, 2016   ViaCyte, Inc. , a privately-held ... islet replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes in ... Annual Meeting.  ISSCR 2016, the Global Stem Cell Event, ... West in San Francisco.    ... as follows:Event: , Focus Session: Tools for Basic and ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2016 ... ... ceremony aimed at placing a spotlight on immigrant achievements and contributions to North ... this year’s most important contributors from the immigrant community to the civic and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: