Carnegie Mellon University

Biosensors

Course Number: 03758-A1

Biological systems are essentially 3D, highly-linked networks that sense, compute and respond to internal or external stimuli via widely distributed and diversified cells interacting over various timescales. To understand such complex biological systems, ideally, it would require observation of the activity of numerous populations of cells with a high degree of precision and resolution down to molecular building block. In this way, we can understand the functions and dynamics that are produced by the interactions between different cells as well as subcellular signaling events within individual cells. This course explores up-to-date tools that enable insight into how biological components work together to implement physiological functions, and how these interactions go awry in disease states.

Academic Year: 2019-2020
Units: 6