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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 20.109 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Biological Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Neal Lerner

    Oral Presentation Instructor:
    Atissa Banuazizi 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

    Fall 2007

    Course Highlights

    20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering

    Fall 2007

    Creative drawing of whimsical creatures and a DNA double helix.
    "Divide and Conquer" by MIT student Justin Lo. (Image courtesy of Justin Lo. Used with permission.)

    Course Description

    This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, rigorous data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Three discovery-based experimental modules focus on genome engineering, expression engineering, and biomaterial engineering.

    This OCW Web site is based on the source OpenWetWare class Wiki, found at 20.109(F07): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering.

    Recommended Citation

    For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

    Angela Belcher, Drew Endy, Natalie Kuldell and Agi Stachowiak. Course materials for 20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, Fall 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.


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