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Life Sciences: Hands-on

Repair of Basic Laboratory Equipment
Charles Moses
Wed Jan 7, 05:30-07:30pm, Project Lab, Bldg 68

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

Engineer Charles Moses will conduct a 2-session course on repair of laboratory equipment, geared toward but not limited to beginners. Equipment will include: electrophoresis units, spectrophotometers, motors on shakers and centrifuges, etc. General topics will also include: assessing the tools required to disassemeble, fix and reassemble a piece of equipment; tool quality; and rational disassembly of equipment when the function of some component is not known. Bring broken equipment on which to practice. Two sessions: Jan 7 and Jan 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. in Project Lab, Bldg 68.
Contact: Sharotka Godzina, 68-641, x3-4721, sgodzina@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

Synthetic Biology Lab
Drew Endy, Tom Knight, Randy Rettberg
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-9, 12-16, 20-23, 26-30, 01-03:00pm, TBA

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 01-Dec-2003
Limited to 16 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Hands-on introduction to the design and fabrication of synthetic biological systems. Students will work together in small teams to specify and design integrated biological systems. Each team will have access to a set of standard biological parts and will also be provided a budget for de novo DNA synthesis. Class time will be spent discussing biological component device physics, system application specifications, biological systems analysis and fabrication, and principles of modern systems design. Final system designs will be shipped for fabrication at the end of IAP and will return for evaluation and debugging in May. Jointly sponsored by Course VI, the Biological Engineering Division, and CSAIL.
Contact: Drew Endy, Tom Knight, Randy Rettberg, wetware@mit.edu
Sponsor: Biology

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