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James D Bryers
BIOEN 357
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Molecular Bioengineering

Introduces molecular bioengineering. Molecules as building blocks to engineer surfaces. Molecular therapeutics, drug delivery, diagnosis and biomaterials. Examines design principles for biomedical materials and devices. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; BIOEN 303; BIOEN 305; recommended: either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Develop a quantitative understanding of complex applied biological systems. Advanced concepts of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics will be integrated with principles of stoichiometry, kinetics, and transport phenomena in order to critically analyze, interpret, design, and optimize biological processes. These principles will be presented by way of lectures and text book readings and reinforced by critiques and open discussions of selected journal publications.

Student learning goals

Comprehend the interaction between the various classes of biological molecules and the maintenance of life.

Predict the effects of a molecule’s structure on its cellular function, commercial significance, and industrial application.

Understand the molecular aspects, cellular phenotypic responses, social-economic issues related with genetically manipulating DNA.

Understand the molecular aspects, cellular phenotypic responses, social-economic issues related with genetically manipulating DNA.

Identify and model biological processes for scale-up to industry.

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Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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Last Update by James D Bryers
Date: 03/14/2008