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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 Baisham M

Jun 24, 2021

It was a great course with a lot of emphasis on Industrial methods and practical ways . Thank You

By Julie M

May 14, 2018

Great course as introduction to industrial biotechnology. More difficult than imagined initially.

By Sina L F

May 30, 2021

t​he most impressive course that i have ever passed by coursera, thanks for these great modules.

By Oscar A A V

Oct 20, 2020

Excelente curso da muy buenas bases y te hace comprender muy bien el entorno de la biotecnologia

By Nitisha G

Oct 2, 2020

It is a. Very helpful couseful with full knowledgeable content about industrial biotechnology.

By Nwodo I Z

Jun 27, 2020

Very beautiful course...made very easy by the facilitators. Thank you for the outstanding job.

By Bayram H B

Oct 16, 2021

He made very useful and instructive course program. Thank you to the University of Manchester

By Harneet K

Jun 2, 2021

this course assists me to enhance my interest in industrial biotechnology to a higher extent.

By Madhav S P

Sep 29, 2020

nice deep and thorough knowledge of the subject. highly helpful during the pandemic lockdown.

By Tan P

Oct 13, 2019

I enjoyed my time in studying this course.

The explanations were brief and easy to understand.

By Joyel J

May 23, 2020

The Online Classes are Perfect with Qualified Teachers.But the Course certificate is Pending

By N S S K

May 16, 2020

course was well designed and experts have delivered the contents in the most appropriate way

By 兰宇轩

Nov 11, 2018

It covers a lot of basic knowledge and concepts in IB, which is very friendly for beginners.


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By Thennakoon M D D

Sep 21, 2020

EXCELLENT course!!!Thank you coursera team to the golden opportunity you have given to me.

By Atika T

Sep 5, 2020

I have learnt alot regarding my research in bioprocess engineering and mycotoxins control.

By erik c

Nov 21, 2020

Excelente curso, muy didactico y preciso en los temas y conceptos empleados

muchas gracias


May 31, 2020

It's a very good course...for people who are interested in production...and biotechnology

By Pandimadevi M

Nov 10, 2017

Excellent course , taught me the insights of many mechanisms,techniques, and applications

By Laísa X S

Nov 18, 2021

A​chei o curso bastante completo, contempla vários aspectos da biotecnologia industrial.

By Emmanuel O

Dec 30, 2020

It was an exciting training. I gained in-depth insights into biotechnological processes.

By wasana f

Apr 29, 2020

This is very important course,its change my life.i learned lot of things in this course.

By Ms. A M F

Jul 10, 2020

Nice, good exposure to all advanced technology of industrial. Great advance technology.


Jul 26, 2021

I had a lot to learn in tis course. Gave me ideas on proposals for the local industry.

By Sanskriti

Jul 29, 2020

This course has no certificate..... Otherwise I learned many things from this course..