Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (471) BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA
051151 - BIOARTIFICIAL SYSTEMS AT THE MICRO AND NANO SCALE [I.C.] - BIOE 505 - BIOE 548
Systems at the micro- and nano-scale are ubiquitous in a wide range of technological innovations; they nowadays represent enabling tools for the advancement of fundamental research and it is believed that, in the near future, they will invade the biotechnological/biomedical market. The course is focused on methods, technologies and operating principles that enable the manipulation and control of biological entities at the micro- and nano-scale. Topics include microdevices for the control of the environment at the scale level of cells (lab-on-chips, bioMEMS, organs-on-chips) and molecular-level nanostructures (quantum wires, quantum dots, graphene or carbon nanotubes,dendrimers, brush-like structures, biological nanostructures obtained from DNA and proteins).
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Students must acquire specific competences according with the following Dublin Descriptors:
A: KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Knowledge and ability to discuss and present the main theoretical aspects presented in the course.
B: APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Resolving problems and exercises at the nanoscale applying the correct mathematical models.
C: INDIPENDENCE IN JUDGEMENT
Critically analyzing the recent literature on nanotechnology and discussing results.
D: COMUNICATION SKILLS
The course is in english and students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss in English.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:
The course is organized in lessons which focus on different theoretical aspects at the micro- and nano -scale levels. Within the course an integrated perspective of the design of bioartificial devices will be provided, deriving from the interaction of bioengineering approaches acting at these scale levels. Practicals will regard the design of systems at the nanoscale such as hyerarchical structures of biomolecules for scaffolding and self-assembling molecular sturctures.
Regarding the second part of the course that will regard sytems at the nanoscale:
- the course will start discussing the technological impact of nanoscale systems and considering the top down and bottom up approaches for the architecture of nanoscale systems.
-Classical and quantum mechanics will be intruduced and discussed depending on the specific system to be described.
- In particular key techniques used extensively in the characterization of structures at the nanoscale will be described (Atomic Force Microscopy)
In this second part the course will cover quantum aspects in the biological fields such as:
quantum dots and wires;
DNA-based artificial structures (DNA origami);
nanoscale devices for drug discovery or delivery, and carbon nanostructures (nanotubes and graphene layers);
Modalità di valutazione
Students will be evaluated by a written examination.
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese