BIEN 200: Introduction to Bioengineering

Overview: Introduction to engineering calculations. Physical foundations of bioengineering. Introduction to conservation laws. Fundamentals of conservation principles. Conservation of mass, energy, charge and momentum. Mechanical, chemical, electrical, and thermodynamic driving forces in biological systems. Design principles of biological systems. Computational foundations of bioengineering. Multi-scale modeling of cells and organs. Bioinformatics. Bioengineering applications in life sciences, health sciences, and material sciences. Ethical and regulatory considerations in bioengineering

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BIEN 420: Biodevices Design for Diagnostics and Screening

Overview: Design of analytical devices for high throughput screening (HTS) for genomics, proteomics and other “omics” applications; and for diagnostics for medical, veterinary, or environmental applications. Assessment of the specific requirements of each ‘client’ applications, followed by a review of specific regulations and guidelines. Theoretical and practical guidelines regarding the design of a specific micro- or nano-device, and comparison with the established state of the art in the chosen application.

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BIEN 540: Information Storage and Processing in Biological Systems

Overview: Storage and processing of information in biological systems, both natural and artificially-created, ranging from biomolecules, cells, and populations of cells. Information storage in DNA and DNA computation; molecular surfaces of proteins; computation with motile biological agents in networks; and biological and biologically-inspired algorithms.

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