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Algae Biotechnology

University of California San Diego

Discover the potential of microalgae in Algae Biotechnology. This course delves into the intricate world of synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and metabolic engineering as applied to algae. Uncover the challenges and opportunities in commercial production and explore real-world applications of algae biotechnology.

  • Coverage of synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and metabolic engineering in algae biotechnology
  • Examination of challenges and opportunities in commercial production
  • Exploration of real-world applications and products derived from algae

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Algae Biotechnology
Course Modules

Algae Biotechnology covers the potential and challenges of algae biotechnology, genetic and metabolic engineering of algae, commercial production, and real-world applications through industry examples.

Introduction to Algae Biotechnology

Algae Biotechnology delves into the potential and challenges of algae biotechnology, providing a comprehensive understanding of its applications. It explores synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and metabolic engineering as applied to algae, offering insights into the intricate world of microalgae.

Genetic and Metabolic Engineering of Algae Part 1

This module delves into the genetic and metabolic engineering of algae, providing a detailed understanding of molecular biology, synthetic biology, and genetic engineering. It covers the development of algae for commercial production and explores genetic engineering in various types of algae, including cyanobacteria and green algae.

Genetic and Metabolic Engineering of Algae Part 2

Continuing the exploration of genetic and metabolic engineering, this module focuses on genetic engineering in diatoms and metabolic engineering of algae and cyanobacteria. It provides insights into the complexities of manipulating the genetic and metabolic pathways of different types of algae for various applications.

Algae Biotechnology Commercial Production

This module provides an overview of commercial production in algae biotechnology, covering a wide range of products that can be derived from algae. It also delves into regulatory approval processes and showcases real-world examples, such as outdoor algae field trials and the production of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Algae Biotechnology Companies Part 1

Exploring real-world applications of algae biotechnology, this module presents various companies utilizing algae biotechnology to create commercial products. It features industry examples, such as Triton Algae Innovations, Algenesis, Qualitas Health, and Corbion, showcasing the diversity of products derived from algae.

Algae Biotechnology Companies Part 2

Continuing the exploration of real-world applications, this module features additional companies leveraging algae biotechnology. It showcases innovations in spirulina production, seaweed biorefinery, and product research and development, offering a comprehensive overview of the industry's advancements.

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