20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering


Class Info

Introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Examples of discovery-based experimental modules include DNA engineering in which students design, construct, and use genetic material; parts engineering, which emphasizes protein design and quantitative assessment of protein performance; systems engineering, in which students consider genome-wide consequences of genetic perturbations; and biomaterials engineering, in which students use biologically-encoded devices to design and build materials. Students complete some laboratory time online in advance of each class. Enrollment limited; priority to Course 20 majors.

This class has 7.01x, 3.091, 5.111, 6.0002, 18.03, 20.110, and 20.111 as prerequisites.

20.109 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by A. Belcher, B. Engelward, M. Jonas, N. Lyell and L. McClain.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 16-220.

This class counts for a total of 15 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 20.109 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering site or on the 20.109 Stellar site.

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