Helena Mylise Sørensen is a PhD researcher in I-Form and at Dublin City University in the area of advanced manufacturing bioprocessing systems. She comes from Denmark where she did her B.Sc. in biochemistry followed by a M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology at the University of Copenhagen, which also included an exchange at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. Her main research interests are in the areas of microbial fermentation and process optimization.
Research Interests (Lay Summary)
Helena started her PhD in December 2020 and aims to develop and optimize a microbial fermentation process starting from media selection to final pilot-scale production. The project will develop an advanced manufacturing process using state-of-the-art experimental, monitoring, control, and analysis techniques to provide a platform for lean bioprocess development of a cell line.
Fermented foods and beverages are well known for their health promoting properties. Some of these benefits can be attributed to the live microorganisms present in the product as well as bioactive components excreted as metabolites during fermentation. An alternative vessel for delivery of these health benefits is through a fermentate, defined as a powdered preparation derived from the fermentation, and can consist of either the microorganisms itself, metabolites or bioactive components. The project will focus on developing an advanced manufacturing process for a fermentate using state-of-the-art experimental, monitoring, control, and analysis techniques to provide a platform for lean bioprocess development.
Advanced Manufacturing, Closed Loop Process Control, Control Engineering, Data Analytics, Multi-variate Time Series Data Analysis, Predictive Modeling, Process Modeling, Process Monitoring and Control, Process Optimisation, Real-time Data Analytics