Bionanotechnology from Theory to Practice

An interdisciplinary and up-to-date overview of the rapidly developing area of bionanotechnology.

  • Duration

    6 weeks

  • Commitment

    8 hours per week

  • Price


  • Study mode

    Tutor guided

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion

    • Start

      26 September 2022

    • Finish

      07 November 2022

    • Enrol by

      19 September 2022

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Explore Bionanotechnology from Theory to Practice

Course overview

The field of Bionanotechnology has developed dramatically over the last 30 years, and continues to develop at a rapid pace. Positioned at the intersection of nanotechnology and biology, this course provides scientists, engineers and non-scientists with a systematic overview of the field, bridging the gap between different concepts.

With a focus on the techniques, strategies and methods that characterise the design of bionano structures, this interactive and dynamic course intertwines theory with experiments, teaching you how to interpret and draw conclusions from your own data, and provides case studies that highlight the most recent developments in the field. You will learn how various Bionanotechnology concepts can be applied to solve key problems across different industries such as energy, healthcare, agriculture and the environment.

By the end of the course, you will strengthen your interdisciplinary knowledge, and be able to communicate your findings to a range of stakeholders to help secure project support and funding, as well as to tackle challenging issues with bionano-inspired solutions.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • design a functional material or device using bionano elements
  • describe how bionanotechnology can be used to address current challenges in the fields of medicine and biosensing
  • choose and apply an appropriate Bionanotechnology strategy to existing solutions or structures
  • decide on analytical methods and appropriate combinations to be used to characterise a particular bionano system
  • make informed decisions on alternative analytical strategy based on cost/availability analysis
  • communicate the unique value proposition of your strategy and communicate this convincingly to a range of stakeholders

Study commitments

  • 8 hours per week

Who is this course for?

This course will be of interest to, but not limited to, the following:

  • graduate students with a science or engineering background
  • stakeholders working in research and development
  • lecturers
  • medical students and clinical researchers
  • biotechnology consultants
  • intellectual property experts
  • policy makers

What will I get on completion?

Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion

University of Cambridge course lead

  • Dr Ljiljana Fruk

    Dr Ljiljana Fruk is Associate Professor of Bionanotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, at the University of Cambridge. Dr Fruk has over 15 years' experience of international teaching and recently authored the first textbook on bionanotechnology.

Course dates

  • 2022

    26 Sep - 07 Nov

    Places available

    Enrol by 19 Sep


Level of knowledge

  • It is recommended that you have a background in science, technology, engineering, or medicine to get the most out of this course

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