Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

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Fall 2007



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

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20.109 is offered twice per year, with rotating instructor responsibilities. Reflecting the instructors' specific expertise and the evolving biological engineering field, the topics vary each time.

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Drew Endy, Natalie Kuldell, Neal Lerner, Agi Stachowiak, Angela Belcher, and Atissa Banuazizi. 20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering. Fall 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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