15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of technologies that contribute to manufacture of complex biological products by engineered cells. An emphasis will be placed on (i) core design principles and tools that underpin engineering of genetic vectors, cells and biopharmaceutical products (e.g. proteins, vaccines, gene therapeutics) and (ii) biomanufacturing process design and optimisation. Case histories and exemplars will be provided by invited external experts from bioindustry to reinforce students' understanding of core principles.

Staff Contact: JAMES DAVID C
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK