Special Topics in FENS: Nanobiotechnology (ENS 5803)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Engineering Sciences(ENS)
3
10.00
Meral Yüce meralyuce@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Laboratory
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative
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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
Exam 5
Participation 5
Written Report 10
Presentation 10
Homework 5

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