Welcome to 20.109! It is our goal to make this class a useful and fun introduction to experiments and techniques in biological engineering. Though there is not time enough to show you everything needed to do research, after this class you will feel confident and familiar with some fundamental experimental approaches and laboratory protocols. You will develop good habits at the bench -- ones that will increase the likelihood of success in your work and ensure the health and safety of you and those around you. By the end of the semester, you should also be aware of good scientific practice, having had some experience with scientific writing, notebook keeping, and orally presenting data and your ideas. All of us involved in teaching 20.109 hope you will find it a satisfying challenge and an exciting experience that has lasting value.
Lecture: T/R 11-12 (4-149)
Laboratory sections: T/R 1-5 or W/F 1-5 (56-322)