Introduction of A New Bioengineering Student Directed Seminar

There is a new student-directed seminar called “The Introduction of Biological Machines: Harnessing Design Thinking for Biotechnology Innovation” (MICB 448S), which is going to be offered this Winter Term 2 Monday and Wednesday 5-6:30pm. 

The academic focus of this seminar is to highlight emerging trends in biological engineering, exposing students to new ways of thinking about biology. Advancements in biological engineering have sparked a paradigm shift in the way we think about biology. There is a growing significance of biological innovations within our society, as such, in this seminar, students will be provided with opportunities to design novel applications for real life issues using methods and technologies in biological engineering. We will discuss the framework of design, molecular biology techniques, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge research in selected fields. The course will emphasize peer-based learning through group activities such as class discussions and collaborative research project developments. This is a chance for motivated students to experience the engineering design process in a supportive active learning environment.

Here’s is the course page on the SSC:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-course&dept=MICB&course=448S

To register in the seminar, please send a 4-5 sentence statement of intent describing why you would like to take the class and your background knowledge in genetics/genetic engineering to Emilia (cacxy@alumni.ubc.ca) or Morris (m.huang.99@alumni.ubc.ca) by November 14th. A prerequisite on MICB 325 / BIOL 335 or an equivalent is strongly recommended, however, you may still take the class if you will describe your strategies to deal with the potential gaps in knowledge in your statement of intent.

 

There is a new student-directed seminar called “The Introduction of Biological Machines: Harnessing Design Thinking for Biotechnology Innovation” (MICB 448S), which is going to be offered this Winter Term 2 Monday and Wednesday 5-6:30pm. 
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