Harvard:Biophysics 101/2009

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*Meeting time: Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
*Meeting time: Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
*[http://www.college.harvard.edu/calendar First class] Wed 28-Jan-2009.
*[http://www.college.harvard.edu/calendar First class] Wed 4-Feb-2009.
*Location: Cannon Room  (Building C, Room 114)  
*Location: Cannon Room  (Building C, Room 114)  
*No exams
*No exams

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Biophysics 101: Genomics, Computing, and Economics

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Course overview

Focuses on modern technologies with exponential growth and their impact on global quality of life through weekly updated Wiki class project (in-depth case studies on synthetic biology applied to personal genomics). Integrating knowledge, tools for research, and commercial decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of biophysical, ecological, economic, and social/ethical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.

This course can be cross-registered through MIT under HST.510

Potential course projects

Synthetic Biology for Personalized Medicine (H. sapiens 2.0)


  • Meeting time: Wednesday, 12:00-1:30 pm
  • First class Wed 4-Feb-2009.
  • Location: Cannon Room (Building C, Room 114)
  • No exams
  • No prerequisites
  • Grading: Based on problem assignments and project milestones.

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