Project Details

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.

Aims: 

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.

Methodology: 

The project methodology involved the development of an open source fermentation software simulation.

Team

the university of waikato

Dr Aydin Berenjian

Project Leader

The University of Waikato
Waikato

Tony Smith

Continuous-System Model Design

The University of Waikato
Waikato

Keith Soo

Interface and Storyboard Design; Interaction Design

The University of Waikato

Status

Completed

Funding

$15,000.00 (excl GST)

$15,000.00 The University of Waikato

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Tool

Virtual Bioprocess Engineering Lab

A 3D virtual bioprocess engineering laboratory that enables users to learn about both basics of laboratory safety and fermentation principles in a million dollar laboratory. 

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