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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Enzymes, Enzyme Discovery and Engineering

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
2 hours to complete

Methods in Systems and Synthetic Biology

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
2 hours to complete

Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering

8 videos (Total 90 min), 1 quiz
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
2 hours to complete

Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals

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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Top reviews from Industrial Biotechnology

By JQAug 7th 2017

I really enjoyed this course and although I am not a chemist nor a research biotech guy, I am a dentist that enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about industrial biotechnology. Thanks so much!

By MBJan 28th 2018

Awesome intro to modern technologies and production processes used in the Biotech Industry! Does a great job of detailing where the industry is headed in the upcoming years.

Instructors

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Prof. Nicholas Turner

Deputy Director
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
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Prof. Nigel Scrutton

Director
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

About University of Manchester

Tracing its roots back to 1824, the University of Manchester is home to almost 40,000 students. The University has three Nobel laureates among its current staff – more than any other British university - and a total of 25 Nobel laureates have come from our past and present students and staff. We have three main goals: to undertake world-class research; to deliver an outstanding learning and student experience; and to be socially responsible....

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