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Instructor:Dr. Vladimir FastTime:Monday, Wednesday, 10:00-11:15Location:HOEN 120Office:1670 University Blvd., VH B126Phone:975-2119e-mail:[email protected]Office hours:By appointmentRequired textbooks: NoneRecommended books: Methods in Modern Biophysics, Bendt Nölting, Springer, 2006Prerequisite: BY 123Co-requisite: BY 116 (or BY 210), PH 222Course Description: This course will focus on how engineering is used to investigate biological systems at the cellular and molecular levels. The course will include a review of traditional methods used for biological investigations as well as of emerging technologies in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology Covered topics:•Overview of cells and bio-molecules•Methods for imaging cells and molecules: optical microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy•Methods for separation of cells and bio-molecules: flow cytometry, cell culture, centrifugation, chromatography, electrophoresis, blotting•Methods for DNA studies: X-ray diffraction, sequencing, PCR•Methods for protein studies: X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, surface plasmon resonance •Genomics and proteomics: DNA and protein microarrays•Emerging technologies: nanotechnology, lab-on-a-chip systems, synthetic biology Syllabus: BME 210 –Engineering Biology