Other, BE1-HWLS-Wet lab skills. (Undergraduate)
MRes Bioengineering Journal Club - BE9-MRBJC
The journal club helps students to develop two key skills: to read research papers and to develop critical thinking. Students will discuss and give presentations on selected key papers from the breadth of the bioengineering field. The papers will be carefully chosen and given to students in advance.
Cellular Biomechanics - BE9-MCBMX
To introduce the application of engineering principles and approaches towards the study of biomechanics and mechanotransduction in biology, bridging between the molecular, cellular, and tissue level scales, as relevant for biology, physiology, and medicine.
- To enable analysis of how mechanical forces regulate biological and physiological function
- To understand mechanotransduction across several levels of organization in physiological and pathological scenarios
- To allow understanding of the current techniques recently developed to mechanically manipulate biological entities
- To establish mathematical competence necessary to solve basic problems in biomechanics using constitutive modelling, stress analysis, energy conservation and scaling approximations.
- To establish experience in solving biomechanical problems over multiple length scales, bridging molecular, cellular and tissue-level biomechanics.
Molecules, Cells and Processes - BE1-HMCP
This course will introduce the underlying molecular basis of cellular and sub-cellular processes in cells, with special emphasis for engineers. It will discuss these parts of the underlying theory that enables an engineer to better interpret literature and models of cells.
Topics discussed will include:
- Molecular shape
- Forces between molecules in 2D and 3D
- Energy use and generation within cells
- Regulation of cellular gene expression
- Regulation of cellular protein synthesis
- Description of the techniques used for detecting genes and proteins
- Latest biotechnology techniques