20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

Spring 2006

S. cerevisiae shown budding (top) and bound to CdS (bottom).
S. cerevisiae shown budding (top) and bound to CdS (bottom). (Image by Belcher lab.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of labs and assignments.

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Course Description

This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Rigorous quantitative data collection, statistical analysis, and conceptual understanding of instrumentation design and application form the underpinnings of this course. The four discovery based modules include DNA Engineering, Protein Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomaterials Engineering. Additional information is available on the course Wiki (hosted on OpenWetWare.)
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Dr. Natalie Kuldell
Dr. Atissa Banuazizi
Prof. Angela Belcher
Prof. Drew Endy
Prof. Bevin Engelward
Dr. Neal Lerner

Teaching Fellows:
Reshma Shetty
Maria Foley
Eileen Higham
Yoon Sung Nam

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
4 hours / session