Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala & Dr. Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan
Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Department: BioSystems Science and Engineering
Semester: August - December
Course timing: Tue, Thurs, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Course venue: BSSE Meeting Room
The course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in Biology for PhD students with little to no knowledge of Biology past 10th or 12th standard school curriculum. The course will cover the following topics: biomolecules, fundamentals of biochemistry, protein structure and function, basic molecular biology, genetics, and an introduction to the cellular architecture. A combination of theoretical concepts and basic experimental methodologies in biology will be discussed. In addition, an introduction to how cells form tissues will be covered, which includes lectures on classification of tissues. The concepts covered here will aid in the skill development required to study diverse problems in bioengineering.
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There is no prescribed textbook for this course. Course material will include lecture notes (not provided, but
taken by students during the lecture), a few slide-handouts (provided), and classic papers in biology (link will
be provided). In addition, the principle reference book is
Biology: concepts and connections (Third Edition), by Campbell, Mitchell and Reece.