How Can we Create Living Things?
Our bodies are made of billions of cells — and trillions of bacteria and viruses. We live every day without noticing how we function and how our body manages itself. It’s almost as if we notice these things only when we are sick! In this course, however, we will learn how our body, its organs, and its cells work together, communicate and collaborate when healthy and when sick. In addition to understanding how the body works, we also will learn how to design and create living tissue, replace damaged organs, use stem cells, and model diseases in a dish.
By the end of this course, students will know how to:
- Define key concepts of cell biology, such as cell reproduction
- Describe how the physiology of a healthy body differs from a sick one
- Apply basic principles of bioengineering to experiment with living cell tissues in everyday items (like onions from the pantry)
Form of education:
Twice/week; 60 minute sessions.
Interactive lessons in groups of 7-10 people
Language of instruction:
Applications are being collected for September - December