FALL 2009 Course overview
Focuses on modern technologies with exponential growth and their impact on global quality of life through weekly updated Wiki class project (in-depth case studies on synthetic biology and personal genomics). Integrating knowledge, tools for research, and commercial decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of biophysical, ecological, economic, and social/ethical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.
This course can be cross-registered through MIT under HST.510
Potential course projects
Synthetic Biology for Personalized Medicine (H. sapiens 2.0)
- Meeting time: Tue & Thu 4:00-5:30pm
- Location: HMS, TMEC L-007 (Tosteson Medical Education Building, Lower Level, Room 007)
- First class meets on Sept 3, 2009
- No exams
- No prerequisites
- Grading: Based on problem assignments and project milestones.
Previous Course Links
Recent updates to the course
23 March 2018
22 March 2018
21 March 2018
Please visit the Documentation page for organized information on the group project.