20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

Fall 2007

Creative drawing of whimsical creatures and a DNA double helix.
"Divide and Conquer" by MIT student Justin Lo. (Image courtesy of Justin Lo. Used with permission.)

Course Description

This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, rigorous data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Three discovery-based experimental modules focus on genome engineering, expression engineering, and biomaterial engineering.

This OCW Web site is based on the source OpenWetWare class Wiki, found at 20.109(F07): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering.

Recommended Citation

For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

Angela Belcher, Drew Endy, Natalie Kuldell and Agi Stachowiak. Course materials for 20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, Fall 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

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Prof. Angela Belcher
Prof. Drew Endy
Dr. Natalie Kuldell
Dr. Agi Stachowiak

Writing Instructor:
Neal Lerner

Oral Presentation Instructor:
Atissa Banuazizi

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
4 hours / session