Fermentation Science Institute
#SIUDAY March 7, 2018


Established in 2014, the Fermentation Science Institute is a campus resource that supports educational, research and outreach activities involving various aspects of fermentation. Topics include the production and analysis of alcoholic beverages and fermented foods, as well as the production of fuels, pharmaceuticals and biomaterials. As an interdisciplinary initiative involving various departments from multiple colleges,

the Institute coordinates and supports collaborative research projects and outreach programs providing advanced educational and training opportunities.


The Institute is the home the Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Science, which is one of 6 programs in North America recognized by the Master Brewers Association. Located in newly renovated space in the McLafferty Annex, the Institute provides state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and operates a fee-for-service laboratory providing analysis of wine, beer and distilled spirits for industries in the region.  Fermentation science students have numerous opportunities to particulate in faculty guided research and to interact with industry.


We appreciate the generous support from alumni and donors. Your contribution will benefit the educational, research and service activities of the Fermentation Science Institute, including public seminars and workshops, fermentation and laboratory equipment, and various opportunities for students.


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1 IL 5
2 CO 2
3 AA 0
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1 College of Agricultural Sciences 203
2 School of Medicine 137
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 128
4 College of Education and Human Services 100
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20 College of Science 17
21 Performing Arts 14
22 SIU Alumni Association 13
23 SIU Press 11
24 University Honors Program 11
25 Economic Development 10
26 Graduate School 7
27 Campus Lake Fund 7
28 Fermentation Science Institute 6
29 New Student Programs 2
30 Class of 1967 Class Gift 1
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