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Courses - Fall 2023
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Special Topics in Bioengineering; Engineered Living Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restrictions: Permission of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering.

Living materials possess unique features such as the ability to self-assemble, self-repair, and actively interact with their surroundings. Engineered living materials (ELMs) are inspired by naturally occurring living materials and use synthetic biology to introduce tailored non-natural properties, holding great potential to transform healthcare, agriculture, and even construction. This course will cover the major opportunities and challenges associated with designing and assembling ELMs.