Bioengineering: An Interface with Biology and Medicine

By Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 2466
A basic biology course for first year engineering background.  Course would provide basic understanding of biological concepts and also motivate students why understanding biology and bioengineering is crucial by illustrating several applications.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Standard X, XI and XII, , First Year Engineering (BE/B.Tech) Students, B.Sc students Science Background but course is open to all.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : GE Healthcare, Pall Life Sciences, Thermofisher Scientific 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Why biology for engineers: Part-I, Why biology for engineers: Part-II, Life processes &
Cell, Cell and its properties, Clinician’s Perspective-I

Week 2  :  DNA Tools-Gene cloning, DNA Tools-Gene cloning-II, DNA Tools & Biotechnology, DNA Tools &

Week 3  :  DNA Tools & Biotechnology-III, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-IV, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-V, DNA
 Tools & Biotechnology-VI, Clinician’s Perspective-III

Week 4  :  Genetics-I, Genetics-II, Genetics-III, Genetics-IV, Clinician’s Perspective-IV   
Week 5  :  Chromosomal basis of inheritance, Linkage, chromosomal disorders, Classical Genetics experiments,
 Bacteria and Viruses, Clinician’s Perspective-V

Week 6  :  Cell cycle, Cell cycle disregulation & Cancer, Developmental Biology, Principles and application of Animal
 Cloning, Evolution & Bioinformatics 

Week 7  :  Amino acids & proteins, Proteins & Proteomics, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-I, Techniques to
 Study Protein & Proteome-II, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-III

Week 8 
 :  Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-IV, Protein Interactions & Microarrays, Protein interactions & Systems
  biology, Bioinformatics, Ethics in Research and Publications

Books and references

Campbell Biology

Instructor bio

Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava

IIT Bombay
Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava Dr. Sanjeeva Srivastava is a Professor and group head of proteomics laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and post-doc from the Harvard Medical School in the area of proteomics, stress physiology and has specialized expertise in applications of data enabled sciences in global health, developing country and resource limited settings. He joined IIT Bombay in 2009 as an Assistant Professor and currently working as Professor. Current research in his group centers on biomarker and drug target discovery and deciphering the protein interaction networks in complex human diseases (gliomas) and infectious diseases (malaria) using high throughput proteomics, protein microarrays and mass spectrometry. Dr. Srivastava is an active contributor to global proteomics science and innovation. He serves on the Executive Council of Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and Proteomics Society, India (PSI). He has organized three successful international conferences & workshops at IIT Bombay PSI-2014, Targeted Proteomics International Symposium in 2015 and 2018. He has published four special issues as editor, Proteomics in India for Journal of Proteomics; Proteomics Research in India for Nature India, Protein Arrays for Proteomics and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases for Proteomics Clinical Applications. Having an extensive teaching experience at IITB and experience of conducting proteomics courses at CSHL, New York provided him with the background to increase proteomics education for the global community. One of his special contributions has been the development of e-learning resources (MOOC mass spectrometry and interactomics courses; Virtual Proteomics Laboratory). He has made first ever proteomics documentaries Proteomics: Translating the Code of Life and Human Proteome Project (HPP). He has directed HUPO Perspective in Proteomics video interview series, which is hosted on HUPO website. Recently we have signed a MOU on clinical proteogenomics cancer research with National Cancer Institute, along with Tata Memorial Centre and India has now become 12th country to join the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC). Dr. Srivastava continues to develop proteomics & omics science and innovation together with and for the next generation of keen students, researchers and the research and education commons in Asia and global OMICS community. Click here to view Faculty Profile: http://www.bio.iitb.ac.in/~sanjeeva/ About the Instructor: https://youtu.be/sb4faypvWwk

Course certificate

• The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
• The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
• Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

• Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments
given in the course.
• Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
• Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

• If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
• Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
• Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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