UNCP’s Biotechnology Research and Training Center is committed to benefiting the citizens and economy of the UNC at Pembroke’s service region as well as state wide by providing training, education and scientific research. UNCP recognizes the importance of training and entrepreneurship towards establishing knowledge-based business and industry.
The Sartorius Stedim Biotechnology Fermentation Lab is housed at the UNCP Biotechnology Research and Training Center. Established Feb. 2, 2009, the fermentation lab has the capability to grow microbes (protis) cells under controlled conditions of pH, temperature and agitation at 10L batch volumes with two bioreactor configurations; stirred reactor and wave reactor. In addition, the lab has the capability for growing microbial cells engineered for specific purposes.
Current research areas are: bioluminescence and quorum sensing, bioluminescence as a tool for studying physical microbiology under sheer and altered gravity conditions, suspended cell microbial cell culture for production of alcohols (ethanol & butunal).
The work in the fermentation lab centers around fermentation and microbial physiology with special interest in bioluminescence of micro E. coli M294 Lux+ and Pyrocystis fusiformis, a photosynthetic dinoflagellate.
The lab staffs of the Biotechnology Research and Training Center are:
Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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