CHEME 5440

CHEME 5440

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course will cover the physical principles required for understanding the molecular basis of life and its use in biotechnologies. Emphasis will be placed on deconstructing biological phenomena from a quantitative perspective of core engineering principles. Specific topics will include:  thermodynamics and kinetics of gene expression and genetic circuitry, biophysical principles of molecular interaction, molecular mechanisms in the definition of cell state and differentiation, molecular modes of cellular communication, and biophysical considerations for multicellular life.

When Offered Spring.

Comments Co-meets with CHEME 7770.

  • Learn how to apply core engineering concepts (kinetics, thermodynamics, transport phenomena) to understanding and engineering the function of living systems.
  • Gain familiarity with primary literature in biomolecular engineering, and systems, synthetic and computation biology through quantitative deconstruction of fundamental problems in biotechnology.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CHEME 7770

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 12611 CHEME 5440   LEC 001