BEE 3801

BEE 3801

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

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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Syllabi:
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 11817 BEE 3801   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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 .

  • 11818 BEE 3801   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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 .