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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 Dr. M g F

Mar 26, 2020

Thank for this effort really i got Good knowledge

By Alejandra B

Sep 24, 2021

Me encantó, me ayudo a ampliar mis conocimientos

By Eduardo T

Apr 1, 2021

The best course, I like it.

Thank you very much!

By philip o

Feb 11, 2021

The course is interesting and quite insightful.


Jun 3, 2020

Easy to understand content, quite useful for me

By Wael a k

Nov 3, 2021

it's so useful and creative, thank you so much

By bye h

Aug 21, 2020

very informative and career developing course.

By Cristina F T U

Apr 17, 2020

Excelente curso. Muy dinamico y bien explicado

By Abhinandan R

Dec 11, 2018

Shows exactly what is industrial biotechnology

By Lucía C

Aug 20, 2020


By laurina l d

Jun 11, 2020

Great course and so may new things was learn.

By Varsha V

May 15, 2020

this is really helpful it is more informative

By Liban D B

May 7, 2020

Great course but could not find a certificate

By Sravani n

Apr 23, 2020

its very intersting. i enjoyed new technology

By Martin M

Oct 6, 2018

Broad range of topics presented very clearly!

By Ekta M

Apr 20, 2020

Excellent learning platform, thank u so much

By Adnan O

Apr 9, 2020

Course was good, but without a certificate..

By Chalani H

Aug 28, 2021

Very useful course for Biotechnology field.


Aug 1, 2021

I learned a lot of things from this course.

By Dilip K T

May 19, 2020

Very informative. I learned with hard work.

By Julian A P G

Apr 24, 2021

unos videos no cuentan con el mejor audio.


May 24, 2020

Very Crude Subject with great explanation.

By Suraj B

Sep 20, 2021

Deep learning and easily understandable .

By Gracesuganthi J

Jun 7, 2021

I gained a lot in this module and enjoyed

By Rajesh K S

Jun 10, 2020

It is very good course and i learned lot