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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Enzymes, Enzyme Discovery and Engineering

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Introduction from Nigel Scrutton38s
Overview and introduction9m
How do enzymes work?15m
How do we discover enzymes for application in biotechnology?5m
How can we study and characterise the catalytic activity of enzymes?7m
Engineering Enzymes I: Directed Evolution8m
Engineering Enzymes II: Rational Design of Biocatalysts11m
2 readings
Pre Course Survey and Course Credits10m
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Enzymes, Enzyme Discovery and Engineering22m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Methods in Systems and Synthetic Biology

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to Synthetic Biology: Visions for Biotechnology 2.06m
Designing biological systems: Computational modelling and systems biology9m
Building biological systems I: Genome synthesis and genome editing9m
Controlling and engineering pathways in Synthetic Biology9m
Testing Biological Systems Biological debugging using metabolomics8m
Deploying biological systems: Perspectives on Responsible Research & Innovation and bioethics I5m
Deploying biological systems: Perspectives on Responsible Research & Innovation and bioethics II6m
Conclusions and Outlook Systems and Synthetic Biology6m
2 readings
Glossary10m
Systems and Synthetic Biology10m
1 practice exercise
Methods in Systems and Synthetic Biology22m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 90 min)
8 videos
Introduction from James Lawrence and Michael Sulu45s
Introduction to Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering12m
Microbial fermentation processes and bioreactor design10m
Biocatalysis and enzymatic processes24m
Recovery and purification of small molecules11m
Recovery and purification of large molecules9m
Process economics and scale-up19m
1 practice exercise
Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering24m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Industrial Example 1: Hydrolases11m
Industrial Example 2: Transaminase11m
Industrial Example 3: DERA Aldolase10m
Industrial Example 4: Alcohol Dehydrogenases12m
Industrial Example 5: Nitrile Hydratases8m
Industrial Example 6: Amino Acid Oxidases9m
2 readings
CHEM2110m
References and Further Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals24m

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