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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Researcher Alexander Pomberger at University of Cambridge


The course "Growing the Future: Biotechnology's Role in Sustainable Agriculture" offers a comprehensive exploration of the pivotal role biotechnology plays in fostering sustainable agricultural practices. Throughout this program, students delve into a wide array of topics that cover the application of biotechnological advancements in agriculture. From understanding the fundamentals of genetic engineering and its impact on crop improvement to exploring innovative solutions for pest and disease control, soil health, and nutrient management, the course encompasses the diverse facets of biotech's influence on farming. Students also examine the ethical considerations surrounding agricultural biotechnology. The curriculum extends to advanced concepts like precision agriculture, environmental impact assessments, and future challenges in the realm of biotechnology for global food security. As the course progresses, participants engage with cutting-edge advancements such as CRISPR gene editing, nanotechnology applications, robotics in farming, and the intersection of digital agriculture and big data. Additionally, the program touches upon crucial social, ethical, and economic implications while envisioning the evolving landscape of biotechnology's role in agriculture.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Growing the Future: Biotechnology's Role in Agriculture, by Alexander Pomberger

  • I am a chemist&chemical engineer with a strong interdisciplinary interest in artificial intelligence/machine learning and research commercialization. During my PhD I work at the intersection of synthetic organic chemistry, lab automation via robotics and machine learning-based optimization in order to help tomorrow’s chemist to accelerate their workflows. I am application oriented, aiming to combine novel academic innovations with industrial challenges to finally present a solution ready for use in industry.