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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Bioengineering: An Interface with Biology and Medicine

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and NPTEL via Swayam


A basic biology course for first year engineering background. Course would provide basic understanding of biological concepts and also motivate students why understanding biology and bioengineering is crucial by illustrating several applications.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Standard X, XI and XII, , First Year Engineering (BE/B.Tech) Students, B.Sc students Science Background but course is open to all.PREREQUISITES :NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT :GE Healthcare, Pall Life Sciences, Thermofisher Scientific


Week 1:Why biology for engineers: Part-I, Why biology for engineers: Part-II, Lifeprocesses & Cell, Cell and its properties, Clinician’s Perspective-I
Week 2: DNA Tools-Gene cloning, DNA Tools-Gene cloning-II, DNA Tools & Biotechnology, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-II,
Week 3: DNA Tools & Biotechnology-III, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-IV, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-V, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-VI, Clinician’s Perspective-III
Week 4: Genetics-I, Genetics-II, Genetics-III, Genetics-IV, Clinician’s Perspective-IV
Week 5: Chromosomal basis of inheritance, Linkage, chromosomal disorders, Classical Genetics experiments, Bacteria and Viruses, Clinician’s Perspective-V
Week 6: Cell cycle, Cell cycle disregulation & Cancer, Developmental Biology, Principles and application of Animal Cloning, Evolution & Bioinformatics
Week 7: Amino acids & proteins, Proteins & Proteomics, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-I, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-II, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-III
Week 8
: Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-IV, Protein Interactions & Microarrays, Protein interactions & Systems biology, Bioinformatics, Ethics in Research and Publications

Taught by

Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastav

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