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Penn State’s Biotechnology Community Overcomes COVID-19 Challenges

One of the many Penn State units that adapted to the pandemic’s challenges was the Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology (CoEIB).

Penn State’s Industrial Biotechnology Ecosystem Continues to Bloom

In just 30 months and despite facing a global pandemic, Penn State and collaborating companies have successfully established and advanced the industrial biotechnology ecosystem and talent pipeline at the university.

Student funding available for laboratory research

The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL) announced its 2020-21 funding opportunity for Penn State students. The program, called EESL Green, is now accepting proposals for funding that will support energy and environment, materials and fermentation laboratory research.

CSL Behring Scholarship Recipients (left to right) Nicole Guise, Yihao Lin, Matthew Aronson, Morgan Roggenbaum, Hinkal Patel, Brianna Frederick.

Nineteen Penn State students from Six Departments Earn Prestigious CSL Behring Scholarships in Industrial Biotechnology

Each year, Penn State’s Center of Excellence of Industrial Biotechnology awards scholarships to undergraduate students demonstrating academic achievement and involvement in the field of industrial biotechnology.

Chemical engineering professor receives membrane research award

The North American Membrane Society (NAMS) has named Andrew Zydney, Penn State Bayard D. Kunkle Chair, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology, as their 2020 recipient of the Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology.

Hetian Hu, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, holds bacterial cellulose.

Center Seeks Proposals for 2020 IMPACT Seed Grants in Industrial Biotechnology

Students from all majors are welcome to apply although they must partner with a faculty or staff member as Principal Investigator.

Industrial Biotechnology Scholarships Announced

The Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology is excited to announce two new CSL Behring Scholarships for Penn State undergraduate students interested in the broad area of industrial biotechnology, ranging from biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food biotechnology, to the production of bio-based chemicals.

CSL Behring honored as Penn State’s Corporate Partner of the Year

Penn State has named global biotech leader CSL Behring as its 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year. The University presented the award to corporate representatives at a luncheon today (Oct. 18).

First Annual Seed Grant Recipients Announced by the Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology

Seed Grant funding allows faculty at Penn State to initiate research in novel areas of biotechnology.

Paul Perreault, CEO and managing director of CSL Limited, was the guest speaker at the March 12 Penn State Forum. IMAGE: PATRICK MANSELL

Heard on Campus: Paul Perreault at the Penn State Forum

Paul Perreault, chief executive officer and managing director of CSL Limited, the second largest biotherapeutics company in the world with more than 22,000 employees, presented “Innovation in Biotechnology: The Promise, The Potential, The Pitfalls” at the Penn State Forum on March 12 at The Nittany Lion Inn.