Biophysics 101

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Spring 2007 Course Information


MIT-OCW HST.508 now HST.510 and Harvard Biophysics 101

George Church, Ph.D. (HMS)

Contents

Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society

This course will focus on understanding aspects of modern technology displaying exponential growth curves and the impact on global quality of life through a weekly updated class project integrating knowledge and providing practical tools for political and business decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of economic, ethical, ecological, and biophysical modeling will be explored through multi-disciplinary teams of students, and individual brief reports.


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Students
Jason Leith Chiki Gupta Matthew Meisel Mark Kaganovich Morten Sommer Jeffrey Yip
Teaching Fellows
Shawn Douglas Jeremy Zucker Lakshmanan Iyer Alexander Wait
Instructor
George Church

Schedule

Tasks

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Course Format

This year will emphasize one coherent team project (in contrast to the 2000-2003 focus on problem sets then a small project at the end). This will be facilitated by a shared wiki and class discussion (including round robin to make sure all voices are heard).


Grading

  • 25% participation
  • 25% personal wiki page (weekly assignments)
  • 25% contribution to group project/ article
  • 25% peer evaluations

(No exams; no prerequisites.)


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