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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

MK
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.

JC
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 TULIKA B

Sep 26, 2020

OUTSTANDING COURSE VERY MUCH INFORMATIVE

By Antonio C

Aug 12, 2020

this course is great. thanks to coursera

By Nikhil G N

Jun 17, 2020

Nice presentations. Interesting quizzes.

By Wendy M A M

Jun 11, 2020

This course was quite useful. Thank you.

By SEELAM K K R

May 30, 2020

I get most of knowledge from this course

By NEHA S

May 27, 2020

It was very helpful.

Thank you, everyone.

By Ankit K

Oct 9, 2019

But I Am Not Receiving My Result Mail's.

By shava s

Oct 27, 2021

​this course is great to gain knowledge

By Anivarya R

Jun 14, 2020

Very helpful and detailed explanantion.

By Dr. S J M

May 9, 2020

The course was interesting and helpful.

By João V R P

Feb 22, 2021

Muito bom, vale muito fazer esse curso

By Nitesh K P

Sep 1, 2019

It is very interesting and informative

By Valeria L M G

Feb 12, 2021

Excellent course, I learned too much!

By Hugo L M

Nov 12, 2020

Complete, objective, and interesting.

By Rishikesh S

May 28, 2020

Nice course with valuable information

By Gusak V

Apr 24, 2020

Very interesting and complete course.

By Zeinab t a

Sep 11, 2020

The greatest course I have ever had

By Bimal Y C

Jun 13, 2020

Good MOOC to learn the fundamentals

By Nyakuni P

Jul 26, 2021

very informative, great lecturers!

By Khamil K

Apr 22, 2021

Great, fun and infomative course!

By B K

Jul 9, 2020

more informative and nice lecture

By Abdulaziz A

Jan 20, 2021

Thank you so much it was a great

By JAZMIN G G O

Aug 21, 2020

It was a perfect course, thanks.

By AVANISH M

Jun 3, 2020

It was fun to learn ..

enjoy it..

By Caroline N B P

Jul 23, 2020

excellent course, very useful!