2 Classes (24 Units)

7.55 (9), 20.440 (15)

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7.55 Case Studies in Modern Experimental Design

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Focuses on enhancing students' ability to analyze, design and present experiments, emphasizing modern techniques. Class discussions begin with papers that developed or utilized contemporary approaches (e.g., quantitative microscopy, biophysical and molecular genetic methods) to address important problems in biology. Each student prepares one specific aim of a standard research proposal for a project that emphasizes research strategy, experimental design, and writing.

This class has no prerequisites.

7.55 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Guarente and F. Solomon.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Fridays in 4-253.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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20.440 Analysis of Biological Networks

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Conceptual and experimental approaches to analyzing complex biological networks and systems, from molecules to human populations, focusing on human pathophysiology and disease. Moving from single component analysis to pathways and networks, combines didactic lectures with in-depth analysis of current literature and computational analysis. Emphasizes the chemistry and biochemistry of underlying biological processes. Topics include linking genes/SNPs to disease, defining pathways, analysis of pathways in vivo, systems-level analysis, and applications of network biology. First half of term focuses on fundamental biological processes and tools/analyses needed by biological engineers, and the second half elaborates on these fundamentals by covering complex biological processes. Students acquire skills in the fundamentals of grant preparation using an NIH format and make an oral presentation.

This class has no prerequisites.

20.440 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Yaffe and P. Blainey.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-614.

This class counts for a total of 15 credits.

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