20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

As taught in: Spring 2010

Photo of a biology lab bench, with two chairs, and shelves of chemical bottles in the background.

One of several partner workstations in the 20.109 lab, with shared chemicals and equipment in the background, ready for the day's work to begin. (Photo by Agi Stachowiak.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Agi Stachowiak

Prof. Alan Jasanoff

Prof. Jacquin Niles

Dr. Atissa Banuazizi
(Oral Presentation Instructor)

Dr. Neal Lerner
(Writing Instructor)

Dr. Linda Sutliff
(Writing Instructor)

Course Features

Course Description

This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Three discovery-based experimental modules focus on RNA engineering, protein engineering, and cell-biomaterial engineering.

This OCW site is based on the source OpenWetWare class Wiki, 20.109(S10): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .doc, .csv, .xls, .m, and .rtf.