Virtual Bioprocess Simulation Laboratory for Teaching and Learning
A project undertaken by the University of Waikato to develop an open source fermentation software simulation where students can learn about both basics of laboratory safety and fermentation principles using multimillion-dollar facilities.
The main aims of the project were to:
- develop efficient and low-cost simulation software for use within a range of scientific fields
- apply virtual technology to support teaching and learning
- enable users to learn about both basics of laboratory safety and fermentation principles in a million-dollar laboratory using a 3D virtual bioprocess simulation
- enable users to develop a deeper understanding about fermentation principles, common lab procedures, experiment design and analysis of data.
The project methodology involved the development of an open source fermentation software simulation.