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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 Eddie D V

May 25, 2022

great course


Jun 22, 2021

thanks sir...

By Esthela P O

Apr 4, 2018

Great course!

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Nov 26, 2022

Great course

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Jun 25, 2022

great course

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Apr 9, 2022

Great work !

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Dec 20, 2021

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Aug 23, 2021

it,s so good

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Sep 6, 2020

Just amazing

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Jun 30, 2020

I learned so


Apr 25, 2020

Is very good

By Rimsha t

Feb 20, 2019

Very helpful

By Eslam A

Jul 10, 2022

very useful

By Prajwal P D

Jan 9, 2022

good course

By Devesh M

Sep 26, 2020

good course

By Shanmukha A P

Jun 12, 2020

Good course


May 27, 2020

Good course

By Prabuddha W

May 26, 2020

Best Course

By Shubham S

May 24, 2020

Nice course

By Yash K

May 7, 2020

all is well

By Swapnil J

May 4, 2020

best course


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By Silvia G

Jun 14, 2022

i love it