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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 Anjani D C

May 16, 2020

This course is well informative and enriched my concepts. The course is well designed

By eke k f

Sep 30, 2017

This course has really given me an insight about this course Industrial Biotechnology

By Elif G U

Oct 10, 2020


It's a basic lesson on biotechnology and nicely explains the basic concepts.

By Robert N

Aug 27, 2020

Very interesting, definitely requires prior knowledge in biotechnology to understand

By osuji n

Sep 3, 2020

Absolutely interesting to be part of the great course, hope you enjoyed it too!!!


Aug 26, 2020

te da lo indispensable y mas sobre lo que se hace en una industria biotecnológica


Aug 6, 2020

nice course...good for beginners interested in learning Industrial Biotechnology.


Aug 24, 2020

A very complete and comprehensive course, although a bit superficial. I love it.

By Dimitris S

Apr 17, 2020

Now I am sure that I want to do my master degree in Industrial Biotechnology!!!!

By Fortune K

Jul 13, 2021

the platform as helped me acquire more knowledge in my current field of study.

By mohammad l

Dec 26, 2020

Thanks coursera

I am so glad to learn excellent many things about biotechnology


Sep 30, 2020

Very useful material for my career, also easy and understandable explanations

By Jonathan P

Apr 27, 2020

An excellent course was a great refresher course on Industrial biotechnology.

By Oscar J F A

Sep 4, 2021

Excelente curso, resulto muy útil para mi formación académica y profesional.

By purnima p

Nov 24, 2020

Best experience with Coursera it is surely good for increasing my knowledge.


Oct 28, 2020

Very informative course, thank you so much for the Lecturers of this course


Jul 18, 2020

It was very much knowledgeable and informative..Thank you so much for this..

By smith O

May 30, 2018

highly educative and insightful would love to take a course in Biotechnology


Aug 16, 2021

Great course !! the content covered in video lectures is just too valuable.

By Kale M S

Mar 3, 2021

this course gives good idea about latest use of biotechnology in industries


Jun 20, 2020

I am unable to download my certificate after completing all the 6 weeks


Aug 15, 2020

It was really insightful and informative. I learnt alot from this course.

By Tanisi R

Jul 14, 2020

amazing course. Very informative, interesting and well explained course.

By Samad K

Jan 29, 2021

Fantastic course with quality lectures on different aspects of biotech!

By Gaurav D M

Apr 11, 2020

knowledgeable section attaining . day to day life study biotechnology .