2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 16, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 6620 - Introduction to Nanobiotechnology

This course is intended for current graduate students in the programs of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, and Forensic Science. It introduces nanotechnology as it is being used to improve medical diagnostics and solve biological problems. This course will also briefly describe the effect of nanotechnology on the environment and demonstrate how this line of research is being used to create sustainable technology. The topics taught will include Nanomaterials and Nanobiomaterials, Nanobiosensing, tissue engineering, drug delivery and environmental effects of Nanotechnology. The design, operation, and fabrication of different devices and instruments, which use Nanotechnology, in improving detection techniques used in the fields of medicine, pharmacy and forensic sciences will be discussed in the courses. Also the important techniques of fabrication and the properties of artificial and bio-mimicking materials will be discussed. Currently Nanotechnology is being used in a number of diagnostic, sensing, and measurement techniques in biology and medicine. This course covers a broad range of topics from pure science to applications.
3 credit hours.