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Basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian genetics, genetics, evolution, classification, biodiversity, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, plant and animal systems, viruses, ecology, cellular basis of development, cellular differentiation and specialization. Integrates lecture and laboratory sessions throughout the course.
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Cell structure and function in prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses, culture and metabolism of microorganisms, microbial growth, introduction to microbial genetics, microbial evolution and systematics, taxonomic identification of microorganisms, and microbial ecosystems. Integrates lecture and laboratory sessions throughout the course.
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This course explores the molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells through their maintenance, expression and evolution. DNA, RNA and protein structure, DNA replication, DNA damage and repair, mutation, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression and signal transduction/cell signaling, cytoskeleton, cell cycle, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix and embryonic development will be discussed from a molecular and subcellular organization perspective. Lecture and laboratory sessions are integrated throughout the course.
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This course addresses the fundamentals of genetics, describing evolutionary theory, natural selection and molecular structures that govern this mechanism. Mendelian genetics, non-Mendelian inheritance patterns, crossovers, mutations, mitosis and meiosis will be covered using both molecular quantitative approaches. Lecture, laboratory, and problem sessions are integrated throughout the course.
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This course will begin with understanding fundamental concepts in promoter structure, transcription initiation, regulation and translation. It will then move on to linkage analysis, cytogenetics, karyotype analysis and population genetics. Genotype-dependent phenotypic variation that results from recombination, mutation and selection will be analyzed using case studies. Genetic methods used to analyze inherited disease and trait differences including gene regulation and protein function will be discussed. Lecture, laboratory and problem sessions are integrated throughout the course.
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This course provides an overview of principles, techniques, and applications of various types of cell and tissue cultures. Lectures and laboratories will cover topics including laboratory organization and equipment, aseptic techniques, culture methodology, cell suspension culture; micropropagation and acclimatization of in vitro grown plants, callus, somatic embryogenesis and artificial seeds, regeneration etc. As a result of this course, students will be able to identify and apply knowledge and techniques of cell and tissue culture to their research and future careers.
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This course deals with genetic disorders that effect human health. A broad overview of medical genetics in the context of genetic counseling, abnormalities that occur pre-birth, metabolic deficiencies and cytogenetics. Case studies will be utilized throughout the course, such as medical, genetic and ethical treatment of Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, Huntington disease, etc.
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Fundamental principles and basic driving forces for fluid mechanics and mass transfer to a variety of living systems will be introduced. Steady and transient momentum and concentration balances will be discussed. Modeling of transfer systems in biological systems and a physical understanding of the underlying phenomena will be studied using mathematical and engineering tools. Laboratory sessions will include computer models and simulations with accompanying problem sessions.
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Manufacturing of microfluidics systems. Scaling analysis. Driving motion at micro scale. Surface effects. Wettability. Capillarity. Applications, electrophoresis, micro sensors, micro scale mixing, separation using electric field, biochemical reactions, transport of biochemical species.
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Advances in the biological and medical sciences have rendered life sciences an information-intensive field. Large amounts of data generated by constantly improving biotechnological and clinical instruments have overwhelmed wet-lab scientists and require rigorous data management and analysis methods. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics has emerged as an interdisciplinary field existing at the intersection of engineering and the basic, computational and life sciences. This newly formed discipline involves development of databases, algorithms and web-based and other tools regarding the management and analysis of life science data. Four basic areas of research are: i) DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis, ii) functional genomics and proteomics, iii) 3D macromolecule structure prediction, iv) systems biology. This course provides an overview of the bioinformatics field covering the aforementioned four facets, providing historical perspective and case studies. Two-hour weekly problem sessions (PS) or laboratory sessions will accompany lecture hours. Problem sessions will provide students with illustrative examples where the content taught in lectures are applied to problems. Laboratory sessions will be conducted in a computer lab where students will be able to use and write programs to collect and analyze various data types and interpret and associate different analysis results.
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Physiology is a one semester 3-credit course that meets for 3 hours of lecture. The course includes both human and plant physiology. The goal is to provide an introduction to the engineering principles underlying cellular and systems physiology. Human physiology with emphasis on the function of major organ systems at both macroscopic and cellular level will be introduced. Topics also include growth and metabolism, water relations, plant nutrition, transport processes, plant development and its control, and responses to environmental stimuli.
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This course introduces the basic concepts in immunology. They include: development of the immune system, innate immunity, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, antigen-antibody reactions, the MHC and antigen presentation, T cell receptors, apoptosis, adhesion molecules, phagocytic cell function, immune responses to infections organisms and tumors, autoimmune diseases, allergies, immune deficiencies and AIDS.
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The immune system plays the crucial role ın the protection of our body against infections and cancer in the body. As a host defense system, it must recognize and distinguish between the pathogens and self-tissues. This course examines the basic principles of immunology, and study the tissues and cells involved ın the immune system.
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Course work load :140 hour(s) + 0 minute(s)
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This course covers the scientific and engineering principles of biosensors and bioanalytical instrumentation. It will provide the student with the details of the methods and the procedures used to detect small molecules, DNA, protein and cells in the context of applications in environmental analysis, medical diagnostics and food safety.
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The course is organized by topic and covers many aspects of biotechnology and its application. The course includes the emerging areas of biotechnology, for example agricultural biotechnology, protein, forensic biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, aquatic biotechnology, regulatory agencies and issues that impact biotechnology industry. In addition a provocative and issues in biotechnology, genetically modified food, genetic testing, embryos for research/human cloning, ethical/legality/social questions are discussed in the course.
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The course covers exploitation of plants and algae for the sustainable production of food and their utilisation as a source of renewable energy as a biofuel. In addition possibilities of using plants and algae as a novel means to generate pharmaceuticals and other novel products are discussed. The technologies of plant genetic engineering used to generate more efficient crop plants, healthy and nutritious foods, and other commercially attractive products are also explored in the course.
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Course work load :229 hour(s) + 30 minute(s)
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This is the first part of a year-long project divided into two semesters. The overall project covers the design, analysis, final output, report and presentation. In addition to basic requirements of a design process focus is also on systems approach, application of bioengineering techniques to complex problems and ethical considerations. This particular course covers the preparation of students to the project and the conceptual design phase.
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This is the second part of a year-long project divided into two semesters. The overall project covers the design, analysis, final output, report and presentation. In addition to basic requirements of a design process, focus is also on systems approach, application of bioengineering techniques to complex problems and ethical considerations. This particular course covers the preparation of students to the project and the conceptual design phase.
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An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, atoms, molecules, ions, chemical formulas and equations, atomic and molecular structure and properties of gases, liquids and solids, acid and bases. The course also covers solutions, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry and reaction kinetics. Integrates lecture and laboratory sessions throughout the course.
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General Chemistry is intended to be an introductory course for science and engineering students. The goal is to introduce the fundamentals of chemistry in terms of macroscopic concepts and principles that have their origins in the laboratory and everyday observations.
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An introductory course dealing with fundamentals and basic concepts of chemistry primarily designed for general college students, as well as those in specialized programs such as health sciences. The course covers general chemistry concepts such as atoms and molecules, periodic table trends and nomenclature, writing and balancing chemical equations, reaction stoichiometry, limiting reagent, and properties of gases. Laboratory experiments are designed to support the lecture topics.
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As an integral part of the general chemistry, the laboratory experiments are intended to illustrate some of the principles and reactions that are presented in the lecture and demonstrate that both theory and experiment are strongly coupled in chemistry.
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Except students from following faculty
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
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Course Description
An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, atoms, molecules, ions, chemical formulas and equations, atomic and molecular structure and properties of gases, liquids and solids, chemical bonding, acid and bases, as well as solutions, chemical reaction and equilibrium, reaction kinetics, stoichiometry. Integrates lecture and laboratory sessions throughout the course.
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