Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in bioengineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary to a maximum of 12 hours, but no more than 8 in any one term.
Systems Biology and Bioengineering are emerging fields that require new minds that are adept in integrating biology with mathematics and computation. In this course you will receive training in bimodal systems biology:
(1) Translating experimental observations to mathematical representations.
(2) Deterministic network model development, mathematical solution techniques, simulation, and prediction.
These approaches will be presented in the context of tumor angiogenesis. Here students will examine the angiogenic signaling pathways, and apply systems biology and bioengineering approaches to design new therapeutics targeting tumor vasculature.
**Pre-reqs: MCB 150 and one of the following courses: BIOE 201, CHBE 221, or TAM 210/212.