Post-graduate course

Industrial Biotechnology for Lignocellulose Based Processes

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden


October 25th-29th, 2021
Course will be given fully online.


Course Aims and Contents

The aim is to introduce the students to production of biofuels and other chemicals using plant cell wall materials as the raw material with emphasis on the biotechnology aspect of the production process.
Lectures and exercises will be mixed. The course also includes a presentation of the group exercise completed during the course. 

Download the course leaflet here.

Who should attend?

The course is suitible to PhD students or researchers with a background in biotechnology, chemical engineering or biochemistry. The course can be taken as a 3 ETCS course, by following lectures + passing the end exam, or as a 5 ETCS course, by additionally completing a group assignment.

Course fee

The course fee is 700 SEK (≈ 70 €) for academic participants and 1000 SEK (≈ 100 €) for participants from the industry. The course fee includes all course material, participation through zoom and feedback of group assignment (presentation + written report).

Registration and information

The course registration is closed for 2021. The course will be given again in 2023.

Course Program

Course schedule is available here as a PDF.


Biomass composition and characterization


Enzymes and their action


Microorganisms as cell factories


Fermentation processes


Written exam
Presentation of group work


Lisbeth Olsson (Course Responsible)  
Yvonne Nygård  

Course lecturers

Principal investigators at the Division of Industrial Biotechnology (Lisbeth Olsson, Carl Johan Franzén, Johan Larsbrink, Yvonne Nygård, Cecilia Geijer and several national + international guest lecturers).

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