BEE 3801

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course is offered as part of the CALS Signature Semester: Toward a Sustainable Future and Emerging Technologies Important to China on site in Shanghai, China. Nanobiotechnology strides at the interface between nanotechnology and biotechnology. This introductory course will teach the "nano" concept related to nanotechnology and biotechnology, from scales to sizes to energy. The course will further cover nanoscale building blocks of life, in particular nucleic acids (including DNA, RNA, TNA, PNA, etc.). Students will also learn the concepts of polymers, hierarchy assemblies and self-assemblies. A variety of related techniques will be examined along with demonstrations of real-world applications.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Basic (freshman and sophomore-level) mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

Outcomes
  • The students from China (SJTU) and from Cornell University (CALS) will interact and learn from each other intellectually and culturally.
  • Examine the importance of sizes when down to the nanoscale; different sets of physical rules start to govern the behavior of objects.
  • Grasp the concept of movement at the nanoscale related to diffusion and energy.
  • Define the concept that DNA is not only a genetic biomaterial but also a generic nanomaterial.
  • Assess several fundamental tools related to nanobiotechnology.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 14469BEE 3801  LEC 001

  • Taught in Shanghai, China. This course is offered as part of the CALS Signature Semester: Toward a Sustainable Future and Emerging Technologies Important to China on site in Shanghai, China. Program application information can be found on this site: https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/CALSIEP/CALS+International+Exchange+Program .

  • 14470BEE 3801  DIS 201