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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 Wael H

Jul 20, 2020

Very useful course

By Sadman I A

May 14, 2020

Exceptional course

By Mendernesh N

Apr 21, 2020

it is very helpful

By Syed Y s

Jan 10, 2023

very informative

By Juan M R H

Oct 30, 2022

Muy interesante.

By 1843_AZBT_Madhav K S

Aug 30, 2022

more than perfect

By Rinaldo J

Jan 25, 2021

Very informative.

By Naresh R

Aug 29, 2020

Really insightful

By Aakash g

Apr 25, 2020

intresting course

By Eva K

Dec 29, 2019

Very interesting!

By Võ N T T

Apr 14, 2022

So great to try!

By Lokendra S

Mar 27, 2022

Very Nice course

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Dec 23, 2020


By Vidumini

Nov 1, 2020

Excellent course

By Astitva S

Jul 22, 2020

Absolutely best.

By Ashok

Jun 30, 2020

It's very useful

By Harini

Jun 23, 2020

It's very useful

By Minnu S

May 11, 2020

very informative

By Valentina R B

May 10, 2020

Muy enriquecedor

By D S J

Sep 3, 2021

nice experience


Jun 24, 2021

It was amazing.

By Kadam A

Sep 23, 2020

good and useful

By Daniel J P d

Sep 8, 2020

excelente curso


Aug 31, 2020

Excelente curso

By Sabbar A

Jul 17, 2022