Virtual Workshop

Designing and Engineering of Artificial Microbial Consortia (AMC) for Bioprocess: Application Approaches

Artificial Microbial Consortia, Bioprocess Design, Microbial Engineering, Consortia Optimization, Systems Biology, Application Approaches, Bioengineering, Metabolic Engineering, Genetic Design, Microbial Communities, Bioprocessing Strategies, Consortia Dynamics, Functional Genomics, Biomolecular Engineering, Integrated Bioprocessing, Microbial Interactions, Bioprocess Innovation, Precision Biomanufacturing, Cellular Design Strategies.

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Virtual (Google Meet)
Mentor Based
1.5 Hours/ Day
4 Hours


The program on Designing and Engineering of Artificial Microbial Consortia (AMC) for Bioprocess: Application Approaches aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques involved in constructing and optimizing artificial microbial consortia for bioprocessing applications. Participants will delve into the intricate world of microbial interactions, exploring design strategies, and engineering approaches to tailor microbial communities for specific biotechnological tasks. The program  will cover diverse applications, ranging from environmental remediation to biofuel production.Through a combination of lectures, case studies for sustainable bioproduction.


The aim of the program on Designing and Engineering of Artificial Microbial Consortia (AMC) for Bioprocess: Application Approaches is to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and methodologies involved in the design and optimization of artificial microbial consortia for diverse bioprocessing applications. The program seeks to foster expertise in the manipulation of microbial communities through engineering strategies, enabling participants to apply this knowledge to address real-world challenges in fields such as environmental remediation, biofuel production, and other biotechnological processes. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, the program aims to empower participants to contribute to the advancement of sustainable bioproduction by effectively designing and engineering artificial microbial consortia tailored to specific application needs.

Courses Objectives

  • Enhance Environmental Remediation Skills: Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to design microbial consortia for environmental remediation purposes, addressing challenges such as pollutant degradation and soil or water restoration.
  • Optimize Biofuel Production: Provide insights into engineering microbial consortia for improved biofuel production, focusing on metabolic engineering strategies and the optimization of pathways involved in bioenergy synthesis.
  • Facilitate Waste Conversion: Explore applications of artificial microbial consortia in waste conversion processes, guiding participants in designing consortia capable of efficient organic waste degradation and conversion into valuable products.
  • Improve Agricultural Bioprocessing: Demonstrate the application of microbial consortia in agricultural bioprocessing, such as biofertilizer production or plant growth promotion, by optimizing nutrient cycling and enhancing soil microbial communities.
  • Address Industrial Biomanufacturing Challenges: Provide solutions to challenges in industrial biomanufacturing by teaching participants how to engineer microbial consortia for the production of chemicals, enzymes, and other bio-based products.
  • Develop Sustainable Bioprocesses: Encourage participants to focus on the sustainability aspects of bioprocessing by designing microbial consortia that reduce resource inputs, minimize waste generation, and enhance overall process efficiency.
  • Explore Medical and Healthcare Applications: Introduce the potential of microbial consortia in medical and healthcare applications, including the development of probiotics and engineered microbial communities for therapeutic purposes.

Courses Structure

Day 1: Concept, designing and engineering of AMC for industrial bioprocesses

  • Potential of AMC for the improvement of established microbial consortium
  • AMC based novel processes for bioproduction of platform chemicals, biofuels, or
    pharmaceutical compounds.
  • AMC platform for co-cultures, exploration of the interaction mechanisms for the
    optimization of product enhancement factors
  • AMC based solution to bioprocesses that fundamentally face metabolic restrictions or
    kinetic limitations

Day 2: Parameter optimization, volumetric expansion and product yields for AMC based bioproduction of high value platform chemicals from wastes

  • Design and engineering of AMC as per the substrate profile without compromising the
    product yields
  • Volumetric expansion of fermentation, AMC and optimization of eco-biotechnological
  • Identification of bioprocess space (ecological niche) & analysis of meta-data of
    microbial physiologies for the selection of microorganisms

Day 3: Challenges with designing of individual pure cultures, mutual medium and scale up processes

  • Design of eco-biotechnological conditions (bioprocess parameters) for cultivating the
    individual pure cultures
  • Designing of mutual medium and optimization in the eco-physiological section
  • Scale up Industrial challenges

Participant’s Eligibility

Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars, Academicians, Industry Professionals of bioprocessing, microbial engineering, biotechnology, environmental science, microbiology, microbial biotechnology, bioengineering

Important Dates

Registration Ends

Indian Standard Timing 02:00 PM

Courses Dates

2024-02-15 to 2024-02-17
Indian Standard Timing 03:00 PM

Courses Outcomes

  • Design and Construction Skills: Attendees will develop skills in designing and constructing artificial microbial consortia, considering parameters like strain selection, metabolic pathways, and ecological interactions to achieve specific bioprocessing goals.
  • Metabolic Pathway Optimization: The program aims to enhance participants’ abilities to optimize metabolic pathways within microbial consortia, enabling them to improve the efficiency of bioproduction processes, whether for biofuels, bio-based chemicals, or other applications.
  • Microbial Interaction Understanding: Participants will gain insights into microbial interactions within consortia, including mutualistic, syntrophic, and competitive relationships, allowing them to design consortia with desired cooperative behaviors for bioprocessing.
  • Process Scale-up Considerations: The program may cover technical aspects related to the scale-up of bioprocesses involving artificial microbial consortia, addressing challenges and considerations for successful implementation on an industrial scale.
  • Monitoring and Control Strategies: Attendees will learn about monitoring and control strategies for engineered microbial consortia, including sensor technologies and feedback control systems, to maintain stability and optimize performance in dynamic environments.
  • Application-Specific Adaptation: Participants will gain the ability to adapt design principles and engineering strategies to different applications, demonstrating versatility in applying artificial microbial consortia across a range of bioprocessing scenarios.

Mentor Profile

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Designation: Scientist
Affiliation: Innovative Scientist and Nanobiotechnology Expert

Dr. Ratul Das is a distinguished Scientist specializing in Nanobiotechnology. With a PhD in Industrial Biotechnology (Product Development) from the University of Quebec, Canada, Dr. Das has established himself as a trailblazer in his field. His research experience spans 3.5 years at IIT Guwahati and includes groundbreaking work in developing nanoformulation for delivery to cancer cells. Dr. Das has an impressive publication record, with 70 peer-reviewed international research and review papers, including one edited book (Wiley). He has also contributed significantly to conferences and holds a US patent. As an Associate Fellow at TERI- Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre (TDNBC), India, and an Honorary Fellow of IFM, Deakin University, Australia, Dr. Das supervised PhD students and collaborated on pioneering projects. He was one of the core members of the scientific team of TDNBC in preparing the national guidelines for evaluation of nano-based agri-input and food products published by the DBT, Govt. of India. He co-founded the prestigious journal ‘Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering’ and serves as an Associate Editor. Dr. Das’s expertise extends beyond academia. He currently serves as an external consultant in the area of nano-induced health effects for ‘Save The Environment’ (STE), a non-government organization focusing on environment. Driven by his passion for innovation and commitment to the environment, Dr. Ratul Das continues to make remarkable contributions to the field of Nanobiotechnology.

Fee Structure


INR. 1399
USD. 50

Ph.D. Scholar / Researcher

INR. 1699
USD. 55

Academician / Faculty

INR. 2199
USD. 60

Industry Professional

INR. 2699
USD. 85





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