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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 Unays S

Jun 8, 2020

I am absolutely overjoyed and cannot thank you enough for helping me!

By Luiz E N

Aug 6, 2020

Extremamente bem feito, com conteúdos pertinentes e bem explicados.

By Fahiatuzzaman S

May 17, 2020

Its a great course. I am very much pleased to complete this course.

By Sivasubramanian G

Apr 28, 2022

Wonderful and informative course. The quizes were really worth it.

By Mariia D

Jun 6, 2018

Great course, especially for those, who knows the matter a little.

By Vikas K

Mar 5, 2022

Very informative and useful for development of industrial enzymes

By Tawfiq B A

Jun 2, 2020




May 27, 2020

i am learn industrial biotechnology course it is very learnfull

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Jul 17, 2020

the experience is very nice ,all the topics are very informative

By Vijaishree S

Mar 3, 2023

The course has made me understand biotechnology so much better.

By Madhurjya D

Oct 14, 2022

an excellent course offered to everyone around the world. Glad

By Rohit B

Jan 10, 2022

The best course from any online course providing site, Thak you

By Abelardo G d T

Dec 31, 2021

It was excellent the level and details of information. Thanks!

By Ghulam F

Sep 11, 2020

I learned a lot from this course. Thanks for certificate 🌸🌸

By Jabir A

May 21, 2020

I like to do this industrial biotechnology, it's very helpful

By Thirumurugan A

Apr 15, 2020

The course content and delivery by professors were excellent.

By Mohammad A

Feb 8, 2022

Really informative and explainations are easy to understand.

By Jéssica B A

Jan 28, 2022

Amazing course, full of usefull and insightfull information.

By Tanmay p

Jan 24, 2022

It is a very heipful course and is made easy to understand

By vijay s

Dec 28, 2022

great for the persons who pursue masters in biotechnology

By Gustavo d P P

Jan 21, 2022

O curso foi ótimo para abrir minha mente sobre essa área!

By Jasper E

Nov 21, 2020

Great course and useful illustrations. Highly recommended

By Juan C P A

May 8, 2020


Provides an overview of current biotechnology

By Bellam D

Apr 8, 2022

Very informative course. Thakyou for this awsome content

By Michelle T

Feb 6, 2021

quite challenging but this course is really fascinating!