Nanobiotechnology from Theory to Practice

Learn and develop various nanobiotechnology tools, strategies and methods to address challenges in your field. 

CPD Certified 48 hours

This course equals 48 hours of CPD time

  • 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

      03 July 2023

    • Finish

      14 August 2023

    • Enrol by

      26 June 2023

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Course overview

Nanobiotechnology has grown over the past 30 years into a field capable of delivering bioinspired tools for applications ranging from environmental remediation to diagnostics, prevention, and disease therapy. Positioned at the intersection of nanotechnology and biology, this course will explore how nanobiotechnology uses interdisciplinary concepts to deliver materials that will help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

This course will examine a range of key topics such as nanomaterial preparation and nanotoxicology, design of nano-bio hybrids, and bio-inspired nanotechnology. You will also explore the role of nano-biohybrids in tissue engineering and the development of biosensors and materials for drug delivery. You will work with professionals from complementary fields and learn how nature-inspired design and manmade structures can be combined with biomolecules to create tools for drug delivery, medical imaging, tissue engineering, solar cell and battery design, and much more. 

With a focus on the biomedical field, the techniques, strategies, and methods explored on this course can be applied to solve key challenges across different industries, including energy, agriculture and the environment. By the end of the course, you will have strengthened 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 tackle challenging issues with nanobio-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 nanobiotechnology can be used to address current challenges in the fields of medicine and biosensing
  • choose and apply an appropriate nanobiotechnology 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.

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 
  • professionals working in research and development 
  • lecturers 
  • medical students and clinical researchers 
  • engineering and science-based 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.

Course dates

  • 2023

    03 Jul - 14 Aug

    Places available

    Enrol by 26 Jun


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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