Courses

Introduction to Bioengineering

Contact person: Dr. André Stiel 

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Mouse ear
Figure: Markus Seeger

About the course

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Lab setup
Photo: CBI

Are you interested in state-of-the-art technologies at the interface of biology, medicine, and engineering? Do you want to learn how different disciplines work together to enhance health care, research possibilities, and our daily lives? Then this lecture series is for you! In this course, you will learn about the basic concepts of bio(medical) engineering. You will get to know the intellectual and practical junctions between classic engineering principles and bio(medical) engineering.

Among other topics, in this course you will learn about:

  • The basic structure and function of cells and tissues.

  • How to measure from biological systems (Instrumentation / Sensors / Imaging)

  • What information can be collected from biological systems (-omics, dynamics).

  • How to analyze information measured from biological systems.

  • How to model biological systems (In silico approaches: Computational design)

  • How to create and alter cell function (Cell Engineering / Synthetic Biology)

  • How to create tissues and solitary organs (Tissue Engineering / 3D printing)

  • Microfluidics and Organoids / Biochips as the biology workbench of the future

 

 

Basics

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Optical setup with red laser beam
Photo: Andreas Heddergott

Lecture period: 23/04/2019 - 27/07/2019

  • Modul-ID (Modulkennung): ME25666
  • 6 ECTS
  • Target groups:
    • Master Physik, Kern-/Teilchen-/Astrophysik, Applied and Engineering Physics, Biophysik, Physik der kondensierten Materie
    • Master Mathematics in Science and Engineering
    • Master Biomedical Computing
    • Master Electrical Engineering
    • Master Bioengineering

  • TUMonline link

  • Description on TUMonline

 

 

Schedule - Summer Semester 2019

Lectures: (Wednesdays, 16:30 - 18:00)

Location: TranslaTUM, large Auditorium, unless stated otherwise

 

 24/04/2019 Bioengineering at large : Lecture Introduction (Vasilis Ntziachristos)

08/05/2019 Cell & Molecular Biology (André Stiel)

15/05/2019 Physiology/Signalling (Gil Westmeyer)

22/05/2019 In-vivo Sensors (Vasilis Ntziachristos)

29/05/2019 Technology for -omics measurements, DNA, RNA, protein, single cell (Arthur Gilly)

05/06/2019 Lab+Medical Devices (Spectrometers, FACS, microscopes) (Vasilis Ntziachristos) in MRI Hörsaal C

12/06/2019 Computational modelling of gene regulation (Gagneur)

19/06/2019 Modelling and Artificial Intelligence in Cellular Measurements (Carsten Marr)

26/06/2019 Biological Data/AI/OMICS (Eleftheria Zeggini)

03/07/2019 Cell Engineering (André Stiel)

10/07/2019 BioEthics (Alena M. Buyx) in Pavillon, MRI

17/07/2019 Nano-medicine and delivery (Gil Westmeyer) in small auditorium

24/07/2019 Artificial organs/organs on a chip/ 3D printing/microfluidics (Matthias Meier)

31/07/2019 Exam in MRI, Hörsaal A

 

 

Exercises: (Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm)

Location: TranslaTUM, large Auditorium, unless stated otherwise

 

08/05/2019 2. Cell & Molecular Biology - Dr. A.C. Stiel (exercise directly after lecture)

15/05/2019 3. Physiology/Signaling - Prof. G.G. Westmeyer (exercise directly after lecture)

30/05/2019 5. Technology for -omics measurements, DNA, RNA, protein, single cell (might still be on Thursday, 3pm!)

05/06/2019 6. Lab and Medical Devices (Spectrometers, FACS, microscopes) - Dr. A.C. Stiel (exercise directly after lecture, MRI Hörsaal C)

19/06/2019 8. Modelling and Artificial Intelligence in Cellular Measurements - Dr. C. Marr (exercise directly after lecture)

26/06/2019 9. Biological Data/AI/OMICS - Dr. Arthur Gilly (exercise directly after lecture)

03/07/2019 10. Cell Engineering - Dr. A.C. Stiel (exercise directly after lecture)

17/07/2019 12. Nano-Medicine and Delivery - Prof. G.G. Westmeyer (exercise directly after lecture, small auditorium)

CANCELLED! 25/07/2019 CANCELLED!

Exam

Date: 31 July 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6 pm
Place: MRI, Hörsaal A

Course materials

Lectures