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James D Bryers
BIOEN 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Topics of current interest in the field, offered as lectures, conferences, or laboratory. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Develop a quantitative understanding of the complex biological systems known as biofilms. Advanced concepts of microbiology, biochemistry, and immunology will be integrated with principles of stoichiometry, kinetics, and transport phenomena in order to critically analyze, interpret, design, and control biofilm processes. Through a diet of published literature and lectures, the student will be exposed to the breadth and depth of bacterial biofilms as they impact engineered and medical systems.

Student learning goals

Analyze complex microbial and mammal cell system interactions

Mathematically describe unsteady-state dynamics of biofilm systems

Be able to design and analyze biofilm formation experiments

develop control strategies for unwanted biofilms

design reactor systems for wanted biofilm processes

General method of instruction

lecture & discussion

Recommended preparation

recommended MATH 307 or AMATH 351, BIOEN 335, BIOL 220

Class assignments and grading

see syllabus


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James D Bryers
Date: 05/07/2012