2 Classes (24 Units)

5.60 (12), 7.37 (12)

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5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Class Info

Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems. Basic thermodynamics: state of a system, state variables. Work, heat, first law of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Second and third law of thermodynamics: entropy and free energy, including the molecular basis for these thermodynamic functions. Phase equilibrium and properties of solutions. Chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phases. Rates of chemical reactions. Special attention to thermodynamics related to global energy issues.

This class has 18.02, 3.091, and 5.111 as prerequisites.

5.60 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by J. Cao, S. Solomon and A. Willard.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 4-370.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Thermodynamics & Kinetics site or on the 5.60 Stellar site.

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7.37 Molecular and Engineering Aspects of Biotechnology

Class Info

Covers biological and bioengineering principles underlying the development and therapeutic use of recombinant proteins and stem cells; glycoengineering of recombinant proteins; normal and pathological signaling by growth factors and their receptors; receptor trafficking; monoclonal antibodies as therapeutics; protein pharmacology and delivery; stem cell-derived tissues as therapeutics; RNA therapeutics; combinatorial protein engineering; and new antitumor drugs.

This class has 2.005, 3.012, 5.60, 20.110, and 7.06 as prerequisites.

7.37 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by H. Lodish and L. Griffith.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.37j/10441j - Molecular & Engineering Aspects of Biotechnology site or on the 7.37 Stellar site.

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