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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.07J (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Health Sciences and Technology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Alexander Aranyosi
    Prof. Dennis Freeman
    Prof. Martha Gray 
  • Course Introduction:

  • HST.410J / 6.07J Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    HST.410J / 6.07J Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences

    Spring 2007

    People in cleanroom suits view magnified wafer pattern on screen.
    Members of the class inspect one of the wafers they created in lab. (Image by A. Aranyosi.)

    Course Description

    This course is a project-based introduction to manipulating and characterizing cells and biological molecules using microfabricated tools. It is designed for first year undergraduate students. In the first half of the term, students perform laboratory exercises designed to introduce (1) the design, manufacture, and use of microfluidic channels, (2) techniques for sorting and manipulating cells and biomolecules, and (3) making quantitative measurements using optical detection and fluorescent labeling. In the second half of the term, students work in small groups to design and test a microfluidic device to solve a real-world problem of their choosing. Includes exercises in written and oral communication and team building.

    Special Features

    Technical Requirements

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


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