BE.442 Molecular Structure of Biological Materials, Fall 2005
Author(s)Zhang, Shuguang, Dr.
Molecular Structure of Biological Materials
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Basic molecular structural principles of biological materials. Molecular structures of various materials of biological origin, including collagen, silk, bone, protein adhesives, GFP, self-assembling peptides. Molecular design of new biological materials for nanotechnology, biocomputing and regenerative medicine. Graduate students are expected to complete additional coursework. Description from course home page: This course, intended for both graduate and upper level undergraduate students, will focus on understanding of the basic molecular structural principles of biological materials. It will address the molecular structures of various materials of biological origin, such as several types of collagen, silk, spider silk, wool, hair, bones, shells, protein adhesives, GFP, and self-assembling peptides. It will also address molecular design of new biological materials applying the molecular structural principles. The long-term goal of this course is to teach molecular design of new biological materials for a broad range of applications. A brief history of biological materials and its future perspective as well as its impact to the society will also be discussed. Several experts will be invited to give guest lectures.
protein, hydration, amino acid, ECM, extracellular matrix, peptide, helix, DNA, RNA, biomaterial, biotech, biotechnology, nanomaterial, beta-sheet, beta sheet, molecular structure, bioengineering, silk, biomimetic, self-assembly, keratin, collagen, adhesive, GFP, fluorescent, polymer, lipid