Harvard:Biophysics 242r/2011:Schedule

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Biophysics 242r/2011

Biologically Inspired Molecular Engineering

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Course meetings are on Mondays and Wednesdays in CLSB521 from 100 pm to 230 pm, with immediately following optional project sessions from 230 pm to 330 pm; these optional sessions will commence on Wednesday, February 2.

Date Presenter(s) Topic
Monday, January 24 (Session 1) William Shih Course Overview, midterm projects, biomolecular nano primitives
Wednesday, January 26 (Session 2) John Sadowski
software demo: nanoEngineer for biomolecular visualization
Monday, January 31 (Session 3) William Shih Origami and large structures
Wednesday, February 2
Monday, February 7 (Session 4)
Special location: NRB335
Dave Zhang DNA base-pairing biophysics and informational circuits
Wednesday, February 9 (Session 5) William Shih
software demo: caDNAno for DNA-origami design
Monday, February 14 (Session 6) Peng Yin Dynamic DNA nanomachines
Wednesday, February 16 (Session 7) Adam Marblestone
software demo: NuPack for sequence analysis and design
Monday, February 21
no class meeting (President's Day)
Wednesday, February 23 (Session 8) Vatsan Raman Computational Protein Design
Monday, February 28 (Session 9) Vatsan Raman
software demo: FoldIt and Rosetta Protein Design
Wednesday, March 2 (Session 10) students Midterm Presentations
we may start early and end late; stay tuned for updates
Monday, March 7
no class meeting (Biophysical Society Meeting)
Wednesday, March 9
no class meeting (Biophysical Society Meeting)
Monday, March 14
no class meeting (Spring Break)
Wednesday, March 16
no class meeting (Spring Break)
Monday, March 21 (Session 11) Peng Yin Applications of DNA/RNA nanotechnology
Wednesday, March 23 (Session 12) Adam Marblestone/Tom Schaus Methods for nanoscale-device characterization/
software demo: Nucleic-acid kinetic simulation
Monday, March 28 (Session 13) Joanna Aizenberg Sea sponges: A textbook in materials physics
Wednesday, March 30 (Session 14) Milan Stojanovic 1. Designs and Evolutions of Chemical Noses

2. Molecular Computing based on Nucleic Acid Catalysts

Monday, April 4 (Session 15) Feng Zhang Engineering DNA-binding proteins: zinc fingers versus Tal
Wednesday, April 6 (Session 16) Shawn Douglas
software demo: caDNAno v2 for DNA-origami design
Monday, April 11 (Session 17) Neel Joshi Peptide and protein self-assembly with a focus on rational design of new assembly modes (Note: core staff away at FNANO Meeting)
Wednesday, April 13 (Session 18) George Church Hybrid electronic-biochemical systems
Monday, April 18 (Session 19) L. Mahadevan Multistable macromolecular assemblies
Wednesday, April 20 (Session 20) George Church Minimal in vitro replicating systems
Monday, April 25 (Session 21) William Shih Directed molecular evolution
Wednesday, April 27 (Session 22) Peng Yin Outlook: opportunities and challenges
Monday, May 2 (Session 23) students Final Presentations