BE Bootcamp 2011
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The Bioengineering Bootcamp is a week long, highly intensive course designed to introduce students to biological tools and techniques. The course places emphasis on the spatial and temporal scales associated with biological physics and also centers on molecular biology, gene expression and subsequent protein translation in vivo. Students are also given the opportunity to work in groups on novel projects to learn about a particular biological system, experimental method or biological material. In the past these have taken the form of optical trapping, sea urchin embryology, single-cell gene expression, lipid membrane mechanics, listeria and keratocyte motility, the developmental biology of dictyostelium, the dynamics and forces involved in phagocytosis by macrophages, and many others.