Kozue Okamura, Department of chemical system engineering (B4), received the Best students award in the poster session A of the 84th SCEJ annual meeting.

Title: Dynamic simulation and process assessment of cultivation modes in monoclonal antibody production

The model that enables process designers to choose the optimal cultivation modes in the monoclonal antibody production was developed. The mathematical cultivation model was defined based on the one experiment case,and the dynamic simulation of the batch, fed-batch, and perfusion modes was done. From the result of the simulations, different scenarios were compared,and the mapping for supporting decision making in the cultivation process design was created.

I have just started my career as a researcher, and this award encouraged me very much. I want to concentrate on my research and break new ground with a broad perspective.