Coursebooks

Biology for engineers

MSE-212

Lecturer(s) :

Bastings Maartje Martina Cornelia

Language:

English

Summary

This course consists of an introduction to biology and more particularly to biology as a multidisciplinary field, emphasizing natural examples of materials engineering. It should therefore allow engineering students to find inspiration from biology in future materials research problems.

Content

Lecture 1.                Intro to biology and cells

Lecture 2.                Proteins and protein based materials

Lecture 3.                Lipids and lipid-based materials

Lecture 4.                DNA and DNA-based materials

Lecture 5.                Organs, organoids, tissues

 

Lecture 6.                ECM, adhesion and artificial matrices

Lecture 7.                Cytoskeleton and tensegrity 

Lecture 8.                Virus, antibodies and immune engineering

Lecture 9.                Bacteria 

 

Lecture 10.             Water, salts and solutions

Lecture 11.             Receptors and targeting

Lecture 12.             Endocytosis 

Lecture 13.             Signaling and communication

Lecture 14.             Revision and conclusion

 

Keywords

Life, Cells, Tissues, Interactions, Natural Materials, Bioengineering, Bioinspired Engineering, Molecular Biology, Structure - Function relationships in Biology

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Students should appreicate that many materials engineering problems have been solved by nature. Evolution is always billion years ahead of what we can engineer as humans.

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

Classroom teaching and handouts

Expected student activities

Be present at lectures and actively participate in discussions on the subject.

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of the semester (exam period)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Moodle

Resources

Bibliography

Materials will be distributed on Moodle

Prerequisite for

MSE 471: Biomaterials

In the programs

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