Biology 350 M02 
Spring 2008  1 credit

Nanobioscience

 

    E. E. Serrano


     Jan 22 – Mar 18
     Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:55 pm
    
Foster Hall Rm 146

 

 

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Textbooks and Computers

 

Class Schedule  and Assignments 

 

Class Policies and Procedures

 

Hot Links for Students

 

 

GOALS: This class is designed for undergraduate students who are curious about nanoscience and who wish to learn about its applications for biological research, especially in biotechnology and medicine. The class will combine lectures with student in-class activities and will include presentations by guest speakers from MIT and national laboratories. Class discussion will focus on understanding the significance of biosensors, molecular machines, and nanostructured materials for nanoscience research. Students will receive guidance on how to apply for summer internships in nanoscience laboratories.   Non biology majors are welcome. One year of chemistry, physics, or biology is recommended. 

Course development supported in part by NMNEI  (NSF CCLI #0633736; http://biology-web.nmsu.edu/serrano/nmnei/index.html)

 

 

Instructor

Dr. Elba Serrano
Ph. D. Stanford University
Professor of Biology, Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Neuroscience, Biophysics, Nanoscience

Office

Jett Hall 151; Foster office pending

Office hours

MW 11:30- 1:00 pm and by appointment

Telephone

646-5217

email

serrano@nmsu.edu

Appointments

make appointment for other times via email or phone

RequiredTextbooks:

Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea (Paperback)

by Mark A. Ratner, Daniel Ratner , 2002

Textbook Vendors

Textbooks can be obtained at the bookstore or online from vendors such as Amazon and ecampus or Best Book Buys

Laptops

Students are encouraged to bring laptops to class. FH 146 has wireless access to websites for n class activities.

 

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Date

Topic

Assignment Links

Jan 22

Introduction to Nanoscience

 

Jan 29

Basic Nanotechnology

Making and Measuring Nanostructures

NNI

Nanoscience Internships1.

Assignment

Feb 5

Ethical and Societal Dimensions of Nanoscience Research

The Origins and Basic Physics of Nanoscience

Dr. Boris Kiefer, Physics Department, NMSU Assignment

Feb 12

Nanoscience Internships 2

Nanocrystal Quantum Dots

Assignment

Feb 19

Nanocrystal Quantum Dots

Assignment

Feb 26

Semiconductors

 

Photovoltaics

 

Introduction to Molecular Motors, BioSensors

Assignment

Internship application deadline

Mar 4

Molecular Motors, BioSensors Flow cytometry, Imaging

Assignment

Mar 11

Heavy Metals

Assignment

Mar 18

STM Experiment

Assignment

Mar 24

Spring Break

 

Finals Week

Date/time in official schedule for courses that meet Tuesday at 2:30

Student Capstone Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

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