CEP: November 2009 The October 2007 issue of CEP featured a 20-page Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) Special Section entitled "From Chinese Hamsters to Therapeutic Proteins,"and a cute little Chinese hamster graced the cover... Share Ace the Interview November2009Career CatalystLisa L. WalkerFew situations can be more anxiety-provoking than a job interview. Although the skills required for a successful interview may not come naturally, they can be honed — with practice, introspection, and informed preparation. Wastewater Treatment: Understanding the Activated Sludge Process November2009Back To BasicsMark SustarsicThe activated sludge process is used to treat waste streams that are high in organics and biodegradable compounds. Here are some principles of design and operation. SBE Update: Enhancing Bioprocessing November2009SBE Special SectionMiriam Cortes-Caminero Using Genomic Tools to Improve the Production of Biologics November2009SBE Special SectionDr. Wei-Shou Hu, Nitya M. Jacob, Wei-Shou Hu, Bernard Liat Wen Loo, and Miranda Yap Recombinant DNA technology transforms mammalian cells into factories for protein-based therapeutics. New techniques provide chemical engineers with a better understanding of the process as well as the cells themselves. Your Personal Genome for $1,000? November2009SBE Special SectionIBM scientists from four fields — nanofabrication, microelectronics, physics and biology — are collaborating to develop a “DNA transistor” that could make obtaining a personalized genome analysis easier, faster, and cheaper — ultimately as low as $... Principles of Bioprocess Control November2009SBE Special SectionJoseph S. AlfordThe use of complex living organisms, process variation, and lack of real-time measurements of key parameters are some of the challenges involved in automating a bioprocess. This article explains an indirect approach to monitoring and controlling a... Beware of Errors in Numerical Problem-Solving November2009Computational MethodsMichael B. Cutlip, Michael Elly, Mordechai ShachamUnderstand how to detect and prevent common errors when using mathematical software tools. ChemShow Experts Look to the Future November2009News FeatureMatthew McKeon-SlatteryIndustry experts share their opinions on what they consider to be important recent breakthroughs and what they predict will be next for the CPI. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.