Special Topics in FENS: Nanobiotechnology (ENS 4803)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Engineering Sciences(ENS)
3
7.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Meral Yüce meralyuce@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Laboratory
Learner centered,Communicative,Project based learning
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CONTENT

The aim of this course is to introduce general concepts of biotechnology, nanotechnology, nanomaterials (carbon-based, fluorescence-based and plasmon-based nanomaterials), surface bio-modification techniques and characterization of bio-modified nanomaterials.

OBJECTIVE

To teach general concepts of biotechnology, nanotechnology, nanomaterials (carbon-based, fluorescence-based and plasmon-based nanomaterials), surface bio-modification techniques and characterization of bio-modified nanomaterials.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Defining models of key biological molecules, emphasizing the commonalities and differences with structural models of soft and hard matter
Defining structural models of nanomaterials that offer features attractive for nanobiotechnology
Developing these models to enable nanobiotechnology
Demonstrate how modifications made to these models offer prototypical examples of nanobiotechnology
Define and demonstrate the main tools for practical processing, characterization, and application of nanobiotechnology

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 25
Written Report 10
Presentation 10
Homework 15

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Feynman, R. P. Engineering and Science 22-36 (February 1960).
Feynman, R. P., Leighton, R. B. & Sands, M. Feynman Lectures on Physics (Vols 1?3) (Addison Wesley, 1963).
Feynman, R. P. 'Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!' Adventures of a Curious Character (W. W. Norton, 1985).
Toumey, C. Engineering and Science 16-23 (June 2005).
https://www.nature.com/subjects/nanobiotechnology