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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Industrial Biotechnology by University of Manchester

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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 Rocio U

Sep 12, 2020

Un curso básico que permite tener una mapa completo de lo que consiste la biotecnología industrial

By Þórdís S

Mar 17, 2020

This is a great introductory course into industrial biotechnology that made me want to learn more!

By Alex L

Jun 24, 2018

Gained a broad understanding of the biotechnology field (methods of production, formulation, ect)

By Roland G W

Jun 29, 2022

fue entretenido dicatico y ala ves muy eficiente aprendi muchas cosas que intentare aplicarla.

By Alexander M C

Nov 23, 2020

Muy buenas charlas y material apropiado, algunos problemas con los audios. me gusto el curso

By Rasťo J

May 8, 2018

the lectures about the structure of the medicines was a bit too much but over all quite good

By Okeke E R

Apr 15, 2020

It's a very eye opening course. I really enjoyed learning so many things from this course

By moumen e

Nov 11, 2020

it was specific at the start but i feel like it deviates as long as the course proceeds.

By James S

Jun 22, 2020

Course was a great overview of the topic. Lots of examples of the uses of biotechnology

By Muhammad A

Sep 24, 2021

Great Learning Opportunity for all students and professionals related to the field.

By Laura M P C

Dec 11, 2019

Muy interesante pero me hubiera gustado que den certificado por realizar el curso

By Prajwal K P

Jul 29, 2019

fairly inquisitive course, great insights of industrial processes and approaches.

By Bharothu s

May 17, 2022

Good course for learning and gaining knowledge for students biotech student.

By alireza s

Jun 2, 2022

The course was wonderful, but the questions were relatively simple to answer.

By Eidren L

Dec 13, 2021

Good amount of details for the lecture note and the quizzes are interesting!

By Ankitha N

Aug 22, 2021

some more knowledge on bioprocessing calculations could have been included.

By Dianne R H C

Jan 8, 2021

I recommend the course but there is a slight problem with the certificate.

By Anjali G

Sep 26, 2020

It was very information. I got a huge perception about IB processing.

By Svein E

Jan 20, 2019

This course should more acurrely , but has intersting facts


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By Abhishek k

Dec 11, 2019

I didn't get any certificate so little bit disappointed.

By Md. A R

Feb 27, 2021

This course was important for knowledge provide me

By Aparna T

May 21, 2020

Lectures were superb, understanding and convenient

By Rahmi A I D M

Dec 18, 2020

It is very great, helpfull, and also informative.