2009 fall BiS102 Introduction to Bioengineering



"Introduction to Bioengineering" aims at introducing fundamental concepts and principles?of bioengineering and related fields to undergraduate students, particularly for freshmen/women.?The topics studied in this class include bioinformatics, synthetic biology, systems biology, nanobiotechnology, bioimaging, brain-computer-interface, neural engineering, artificial organs, and bio-inspired robotics, and so forth. During the class, we provides with foundations of cellular and modular physiological processes underlying human bodies and brains, and then offers dynamical principles governing them. Recent topics on bioengineering are also discussed such as artificial cell, bionics, and proteomics.



Jeaseung Jeong (jsjeong@kaist.ac.kr, 042-350-4319)



Creative Learning Building RM311

Tue, Thu 10:30-12:00



3 Unints (3:0:3)



No prerequisite class



Mid-term exam (45%)

Final exam (45%)

Class participation (10%)


Office Hours

Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm (CMS buld. #1109, 350-4319)



Seongkyun Kim

Hoon Hee Kim

Anna Jo



A collection of articles on bioengineering from 'Scientific American' (1999-2008) and other tutorial journals


Lecture Schedule

0. Introduction of Class

1. What is bioengineering?

2. Bioinformatics, The Bioinformatics gold rush(SciAm, 2000)

3. Proteomics, Protein rules (SciAm, 2002)

4. Systems biology, Cybernetic cells (SciAm, 2001)

5. Nanobiotechnology, Once and future nanomachine (SciAm, 2001)

6. Nanomachine for drug delivery, Nanobot construction crews (SciAm, 2001)

7. Biomimetics, Biomimetics: Design by nature (National Geographic, 2008)

8. Mid-term Exam

9. Artificial muscles, Artificial muscles (SciAm, 2003)

10. Artifical organs, Rebuilding broken heart (SciAm, 2004)

11. Stem-cell engineering, Future of stem cells (SciAm, 2005)

12. Image-guided surgery, Image-guided surgery (SciAm, 1999)

13. Brain stimulation, Stimulating the brain (SciAm, 2003)

14. NeuroChips, Chips in your head (SciAm, 2007)

15. Brain-Computer Interface, Brain-Computer Interfaces (SciAm, 2007)

16. Final Exam