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Biomedical Signal Processing and Imaging
Clinical Decision Making
Computational Biophysics
Computational Genomics & Proteomics
Computational Neuroscience
Micro/Nanotechnology for Biology & Medicine
Quantitative Physiology
Sensory Communication
Synthetic Biology: a biological converter
Tissue Engineering

Synthetic Biology

Courses: 6.025J, 6.582J

Robert Berwick
Tom Knight
Timothy K. Lu
Gerald Sussman
Ron Weiss

Synthetic biology is the process of engineering, or synthesizing, useful biological entities (e.g., genetic circuits, cells, etc.) from bottom-up knowledge of the individual parts.  EECS has a central role in this endeavour, interacting from several viewpoints. First, we teach powerful approaches to analyze complicated systems (e.g., circuits, computers, software), and these approaches are readily applied to biological systems. Second, we have repeatedly created complicated systems by standardizing and then combining their elementary components (e.g., logic gates, lumped-element circuits).  We are repeating this process now with biological components.




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