HST.410[J] Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences


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A project-based introduction to manipulating and characterizing cells and biological molecules using microfabricated tools. In the first half of the term, students perform laboratory exercises designed to introduce the design, manufacture, and use of microfluidic channels; techniques for sorting and manipulating cells and biomolecules; and making quantitative measurements using optical detection and fluorescent labeling. In the second half of the term, students work in small groups to design and test a microfluidic device to solve a real-world problem of their choosing. Includes exercises in written and oral communication and team building. Limited to 20; preference to freshmen.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.410[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Freeman, M. Gray and A. Aranyosi.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences site.

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