15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BSc Bioscience/BEng Chem Eng or equivalent

Aims/Description: The aim of this unit is to provide students with an awareness of biotechnological developments, especially with respect to biopharmaceutical bioprocessing. A particular philosophical aim of the unit is to give students an appreciation of the role of chemical engineers in the current and newer phases of the biotechnology industry. Generic examples of cell engineering, metabolic engineering, systems biology and other related topics will be covered with reference to particular products and processes. The unit will be run as group teaching with additional seminars and case histories provided by invited expert speakers from industry. Directed reading will be provided.

Staff Contact: Prof DC James
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project work

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