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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

JQ

Aug 07, 2017

I really enjoyed this course and although I am not a chemist nor a research biotech guy, I am a dentist that enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about industrial biotechnology. Thanks so much!

YH

Oct 30, 2017

It is a very interesting course that inspired my passion in industrial biotechnology. The introduced knowledge covers a wide range of fundamental science and applied technologies.

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By Mariia D

Jun 06, 2018

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

By Malintha P

Jan 14, 2020

PRETTY GOOD COURSE TO GET AN OVERALL IDEA ABOUT THIS FIELD

By Prajwalitha P

Apr 08, 2018

It would be better if there would be a certificate for it

By Dr. M g F

Mar 26, 2020

Thank for this effort really i got Good knowledge

By Abhinandan R

Dec 11, 2018

Shows exactly what is industrial biotechnology

By Martin M

Oct 06, 2018

Broad range of topics presented very clearly!

By Ankit K

Oct 10, 2019

But I Am Not Receiving My Result Mail's.

By Nitesh K P

Sep 01, 2019

It is very interesting and informative

By Emmanuel P Q

Aug 22, 2018

Muy bueno como repaso y actualizado.

By Feargal G

Feb 04, 2018

A useful overview of modern biotech

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Mar 20, 2019

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By FALEH M N A

Nov 03, 2019

i really enjoyed this course

By Somaieh M

Sep 22, 2018

it was a very useful course

By Hilman N A

Dec 13, 2017

It's very useful courses

By Benji J S M

Apr 15, 2018

Interesting course.

By Wael A M H

Dec 12, 2017

Very useful course

By Eva K

Dec 29, 2019

Very interesting!

By Esthela P O

Apr 04, 2018

Great course!

By Rimsha t

Feb 20, 2019

Very helpful

By Saulo A S d O

Jun 01, 2019

Very good!

By MOHAMED S T

Mar 07, 2018

Excellent

By René A J

Aug 22, 2019

excelent

By mansi g

Dec 20, 2018

its easy

By POORNA V V

Mar 08, 2020

awesome

By JULIANA N D O

Aug 11, 2019

GREAT