IAP Cell Ag Course Materials

How could we produce animal products without slaughtering animals?

 

These courses, designed by MIT students and alumni, introduce cellular agriculture: the manufacture of animal products from cell cultures. Students learn about the bioengineering, business, and food science of the field first in the brief crash course, before delving deeper in the 4 week intro course. In addition to lectures by the instructors and pioneering guest researchers, students of the 4 week intro course had the opportunity to delve into new research with their own research projects. The course culminated in presentations of novel student research.

We want to share these resources with anyone who wants to learn more about the cell ag field. Below you will find links to the class recordings as well as the class slides.

 

These courses were inspired by the Tufts Cellular Agriculture Course

Crash Course Material

Our 2 hour-long introduction to cellular agriculture, and Lecture 1 of our 4 week-long course.

Cell Ag Intro Materials

Click "Slides" or "Recording" to be directed to the materials of each lecture of our 4 week-long introduction course to cell ag. Lecture 1 is the Crash Course.

week 01

Monday: Crash Course (also linked above)

Slides

Recording

Wednesday: Cell lines for cultured meat & fermentation

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Recording

Week02

Monday: Media formulation for cultured meat & fermentation

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Recording

Wednesday: Scaffolds for cultured meat

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Recording

Week 03

Monday: Bioreactors for cultured meat & fermentation

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Recording

Wednesday: Downstream processing, regulation & entrepreneurship

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Recording

week 04

Monday: Food science & Marketing

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Recording

Wednesday: Student Project Presentations (not recorded)