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About the Course

Fossil fuels have been the primary energy source for society since the Industrial Revolution. They provide the raw material for the manufacture of many everyday products that we take for granted, including pharmaceuticals, food and drink, materials, plastics and personal care. As the 21st century progresses we need solutions for the manufacture of chemicals that are smarter, more predictable and more sustainable. Industrial biotechnology is changing how we manufacture chemicals and materials, as well as providing us with a source of renewable energy. It is at the core of sustainable manufacturing processes and an attractive alternative to traditional manufacturing technologies to commercially advance and transform priority industrial sectors yielding more and more viable solutions for our environment in the form of new chemicals, new materials and bioenergy. This course will cover the key enabling technologies that underpin biotechnology research including enzyme discovery and engineering, systems and synthetic biology and biochemical and process engineering. Much of this material will be delivered through lectures to ensure that you have a solid foundation in these key areas. We will also consider the wider issues involved in sustainable manufacturing including responsible research innovation and bioethics. In the second part of the course we will look at how these technologies translate into real world applications which benefit society and impact our everyday lives. This will include input from our industry stakeholders and collaborators working in the pharmaceutical, chemicals and biofuels industries. By the end of this course you will be able to: 1. Understand enzymatic function and catalysis. 2. Explain the technologies and methodologies underpinning systems and synthetic biology. 3. Explain the diversity of synthetic biology application and discuss the different ethical and regulatory/governance challenges involved in this research. 4. Understand the principles and role of bioprocessing and biochemical engineering in industrial biotechnology. 5. Have an informed discussion of the key enabling technologies underpinning research in industrial biotechnology 6. Give examples of industrial biotechnology products and processes and their application in healthcare, agriculture, fine chemicals, energy and the environment....

Top reviews


Mar 5, 2021

Great course. Im a chemical engineering, applying for master's in Chemical Biotechnology. This course really helped in understanding the basics of this amazing field. Thanks guys. Humans are awesome.


Apr 28, 2020

Very informative and very well organised course and it really helped me provide a good insight into the world of Biotechnology, the applications in the health sector and its potential in the future.

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By Erik j l

Jun 10, 2021

great course, thank you

By hilman n a

Dec 13, 2017

It's very useful courses

By sweety d

Jan 17, 2021

It's was a great course

By Paul M

Jan 13, 2021

great and learned a lot

By Fady N

Jan 1, 2021

very interesting course

By Rajalakshmi R

Aug 26, 2020

Very informative course


Jun 4, 2020

awesome new learning...


Jun 2, 2020

very helpfull course.!!

By Md N

May 15, 2020

Very informative course

By Chrispinus S

Nov 1, 2022

The course is awesome.


Jun 22, 2022

Great Learning Course.

By Ankush S

Jan 25, 2021

One of the best course

By Nisha N

May 1, 2020

It is really great app

By Melvin K

Sep 8, 2020

Excellent professors!


Jul 21, 2020

Really concise course

By Nivedita K

Jun 1, 2020

Well designed course

By Komal L

May 1, 2020

Great place to learn

By Tim E

Mar 17, 2023

Super good overview


Jul 30, 2020

Very useful course.

By Sharib K

May 13, 2020

Very Good overview!

By Ali A

Apr 20, 2020

Very good course...

By Benji J S M

Apr 15, 2018

Interesting course.

By Javy A

Apr 13, 2021

very informational

By Pasindu M R

Feb 6, 2021

Very Useful Course

By Asmaa A H E

Oct 7, 2020

very useful course