Perspectives in Biological Engineering OpenCourseWare: A Graduate Level Free Online Biological Engineering Course by MIT

Published Jan 10, 2009

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Learn more about the integration of biology and engineering practices that help solve problems in science and technology in today's world with a free online course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Perspectives in Biological Engineering' OpenCourseWare is a free online course offered by the Department of Biological Engineering and the Department of Biology at MIT. This course serves as one of the required courses for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering. Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Biology could also use these course materials.

Perspectives in Biological Engineering: Course Specifics

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Perspectives in Biological Engineering: Course Description

Graduate students will get an in-depth lesson about engineering and biology problem-solving techniques in 'Perspectives in Biological Engineering' OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The free online course provides students with the knowledge and understanding on how to solve numerous science and technological problems using the principles of biology and engineering. Students will learn how cells and tissues respond to stimuli with a biological engineering emphasis. Graduate students will also discuss design, synthesis and engineering analysis of biological information and biological engineering perspectives. Some of the lecture topics that will be discussed include genomics technologies, quantitative and integrative systems, proteins and proteomics, tissues and animals and genes and disease. The MIT course was offered as a lecture session held two times per week and was taught by MIT professors Peter Dedon and Douglas Lauffenburger.

This OpenCourseWare includes reading lists and project information. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the biological engineering course page.

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