Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Biomaterials

BIOENG-442

Lecturer(s) :

Ghezzi Diego
Lütolf Matthias

Language:

English

Summary

This course covers the fundamental concepts behind the design, function and application of state-of-the-art biomaterials, that is, materials that are designed based on a molecular understanding of their interactions with biological systems.

Content

Part I: Biological fundamentals

Part II: Biomaterials classes

Part III: Emerging design and applications of biomaterials

 

Keywords

Cells, extracellular matrix, tissue, regeneration, angiogenesis, biodegradable materials, hydrogels, drug delivery, micro- and nano-particles, self-assembly, high-throughput screening, stem cell engineering, materials for immunemodulation

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Biology I

Stem cell biology and technology

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, group case study, literature review

Expected student activities

reading key literature before each course as preparation

group case study

critical literature review as exercise

Assessment methods

exercise: 15%

group project: 15%

written exam: 70%

Resources

Bibliography

Comprehensive Biomaterials, 1st edition, Paul Ducheyene et al., Elsevier (2011)

Principles of Tissue Engineering, Editors Lanza, Langer &Vacanti, Elsevier (2007)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Will be provided on moodle webpage before each lecture

Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9 CM1105   
9-10    
10-11 CM1105   
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German