Courses

Graduates

Course TitleNumber / Credits
Essential Biology for Engineers

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BME601 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering J

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME810 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering I

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME809 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering H

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME808 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering G

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME807 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering F

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME806 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering E

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME805 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering D

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME804 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering C

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME803 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering B

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME802 / 3
Special Lectures in Biomedical Engineering A

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of new biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, green energy, and bioremediation. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.
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BME801 / 3
Doctoral Research

This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.
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BME890 /
Master’s Research

This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.
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BME690 /
The Seminars

The purpose of this course is to extend knowledge to the state-of-the-art R&D in real scientific fields; and to get indirect experience by contacting experts in various fields. Students and professors can exchange their own ideas and information to reach creative and fine-tuned achievements through the Seminars.
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BME590 / 1
Inventions and Patents

Students can learn how to think creatively and how to make inventions. Students can practice creative thinking, claim analysis, and writing patent specifications by using case studies or their own projects.
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BME707 / 3
Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering

This course discusses recent research trends in biomedical engineering, specifically, interdisciplinary research examples such as biochips or lab-on-a-chips for analysis of nucleic acids, proteins, and cells in molecular or cell level. Proposal writing and oral presentation are also required.
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BME706 / 3
Control of Biomolecules

The goal of this course is to understand the relationship between the structure and function of biomolecules and to develop solid knowledge of current research and technical development. In addition, this course covers biological regulations by the modifications of protein such as phosphorylation, glycosylation, methylation and proteolytic activation.
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BME705 / 3
Spatial Aspects of Magnetic Resonance

This course provides detailed classical and quantum description of NMR theory. Emphasis is on spatial aspects of magnetic resonance, including discussions of basic image reconstruction, image contrast, diffusion and flow measurements, and hardware design considerations. Exposure to laboratory NMR spectroscopic and imaging equipment is included.
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BME704 / 3
Current Topics in Bioenergy and Biotechnology

This course will review current research and publications related to bioenergy and biotechnology and the issues/goals being addressed. Students are required to participate within in-depth discussions about the topics and how it applies to their own research goals.
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BME703 / 3
Biorefinery

This course provides a detailed overview of different biorefinery concepts and deals with how different types of biomass resources can serve as feedstock for the production of biofuels, chemicals, and raw materials.
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BME701 / 3
Technical Writing in English

This course is designed to improve English writing skills for graduate students. It provides opportunity to do critical review of research articles as well as to practice technical writing in English. Students write a review article or their own research papers throughout the course.
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BME700 / 3
Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy

A series of lectures provides basic principles of fluroescence spectroscopy and the most advanced fluorescence microscopic methods. Emphasis is laid on single molecule fluorescence microscopy and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Topics include FRET, FIONA, STORM, STED, SIM, and many other fluorescence imaging methods relevant in biological applications.
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BME609 / 3
Lasers in Biomedical Engineering

The objective of this course is to provide fundamentals and frontier topics of laser applications in biomedical field. This course will cover the basic principles of laser and laser-tissue interaction and furthermore discuss practical applications in various clinical environments.
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BME608 / 3
Current Topics of Synthetic Biology

A series of presentations and discussions on recent research achievements in synthetic biology will equip graduate students with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the field of Synthetic Biology, which will improve their performance as an independent researchers.
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BME607 / 3
Advanced Microbial Physiology

This class will look into the inner workings of microbial growth and metabolism. Emphasis will be given to the study of transport systems, metabolic balances (redox/mass/energy), metabolic flux analysis, genetic regulation and the effects of environmental stimuli on the gene expression patterns, with a general focus on bioproduction and whole-cell biosensor systems.
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BIO607 / 3
Quantitative Analysis for Biomedical Images

Fundamental image signal processing with particular emphasis on problems in biomedical research and clinical medicine. Emphasis on quantitative image handling of MRI, PET and optical image data. Topic will include data acquisition, imaging, filtering, feature extraction, pattern recognition and modeling.
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BME605 / 3
Advanced Topics in Computational Neuroscience

This course provides an analytical framework and numerical methods for neuroscience. We will take hierarchical approaches, starting from membrane biophysics and extending to the neuronal and supra-neuronal scale information processing. Various phenomenological models based on Nernst, Goldman, Hodgkin-Huxley and Fitzhugh-Nagumo equations will be reviewed, and recent achievements will be discussed.
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BME604 / 3
Special Topics in Metabolic Engineering

Starting from Central Dogma, we will take quantitative approach to the regulation of gene expression in natural and engineered genetic circuits, which will be integrated into the control of cellular growth and metabolism. Both theory and experiment majors from either biochemical engineering or physical sciences are welcome. Working knowledge of thermodynamics and/or physical chemistry and a basic command of introductory molecular biology is desirable but not essential.
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BME603 / 3
Micro and Nanofabrication

MEMS/NEMS technologies are adopted in a variety of mechanical, electronic devices and bio-sensors. This course introduces basic principles of conventional microfabrication techniques for MEMS device fabrication and includes their applications and some case studies. MEMS is a typical interdisciplinary research area so that the application of this course is expected to be extended to the research areas such as electronic engineering, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, medical science and etc.
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BME602 / 3
Introduction to Biomedical Optics

This course aims to introduce fundamentals and frontier topics of biomedical optics to mainly graduate students as well as high-level undergraduate students. The course covers an overview of fundamental optics, light-matters interactions, and the principle of optical sensors and imaging systems. This course will also provide an overview of emerging technologies and research trends in biomedical optics for solving current challenges in biology and medicine.
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BME509 / 3
BioMEMS

This course introduces BioMEMS, one of the most common interdisciplinary research areas, and will initially cover the physical principles of micro-structure and micro-fabrication techniques. The latter part of the class will cover case studies of design, fabrication, and the application of diverse micro/nano-devices, including micro/nano-mechanical sensors (accelerometer, pressure sensor, flow sensor, temperature sensor), micro-actuators, and microfluidics.
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BME507 / 3
Special Topics on Biomimetic Engineering

Biomimetics is a biologically inspired technology that mimics the structures and functions of biological systems. This course introduces students to the technology and gives a review of selected topics of biomimetics such as bioinspired self-assembly, biomimetic surfaces, and biomimetic nanosystems.
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BME506 / 3
Design and Analysis of Experiments

Various tools for design of experiments and statistical data analysis methods including 6 sigma in R&D, technical roadmap, QFD, technical tree, process mapping, MSA, DOE are discussed. Students can practice them by applying the techniques to case studies or their own projects.
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BME504 / 3
Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

This course presents a review of recent scientific papers in modern nanoscience and nanotechnology, and introduces principles of sciences and technologies appearing in the review. This course deals with advanced subjects.
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CHM582 / 3
Quantitative Systems Biology

This course outlines the systemic approach in which the life phenomena are viewed as an information processing and a material-energy transport at a cellular level. We review, on a firmly quantitative and molecular basis, the DNA replication, Central Dogma, and regulatory mechanisms that a cell utilises to cope with the constantly changing environment. The course aims to provide the conceptual tools for scientists and engineers, particularly working in the fields of interdisciplinary bioscience and biotechnology. Throughout the course, theoreticians will be guided to critically appreciate current experimental methods and experimentalists to discriminate the quality of modelling or computational studies. The target audience includes graduates and higher undergraduates with the training background in biology or in physics, engineering, computer science.
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BME510 / 3
Engineering Physiology

This is introductory course designed for graduate Biomedical Engineering students. This course mainly covers how to apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to human physiology. Initial lectures will focus on the review of human anatomy and physiology. Subsequently, the role of fundamental physiological principles will be illustrated in specific organ systems through more detailed discussions of the muscular, nervous, sensory, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. At last, these concepts will be quantitatively analyzed by engineering model and simulation. In order to follow the course contents, students should be comfortable with the use ordinary differential equations and linear system analysis.
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BME508 / 3
Advanced Bioanalysis

The goals of this class are 1) basic introduction to DNA, RNA and protein structure, 2) methods for the elucidation of biopolymer structure including PCR, sequencing, electrophoresis, DNA microarrays, cDNA microarrays, protein microarrays, expression analysis, fluorescence spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques, and 3) implementation of conventional bench-top tooLS for biomolecular analysis followed by a comparison to micro-scale and nano-scale tools for molecular analysis. In particular, scaling factors will be evaluated when transitioning molecular analysis tools to micro- and nano-scale processing.
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BME505 / 3
Advanced Spectroscopy and Imaging

A series of lectures provides basic principles of molecular spectroscopy and biomedical imaging methods. Emphasis is laid on infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging. Topics include FT-IR, 2DIR, FT-NMR, 2D-NMR, MRI, and other frequently used spectroscopic techniques such as pump-probe spectroscopy and flourescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).
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BME503 / 3
Advanced Biomedical Engineering

In general, advanced bioengineering can be defined as the application of engineering concepts and tools to the broad field of biomedical and biochemical engineering. The course covers the basic application of biology and biochemistry to tissue engineering, bioMEMS, bioimaging technology, fermentation engineering, metabolic engineering, and systems biotechnology.
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BME502 / 3
Biology and Micro/Nanotechnology

This course will review fabrication techniques (e.g. micropatterning of surfaces, soft lithography, BioMEMS) and examples of microfluidic chemical analytical systems through lectures and discussion of current literature. Students will learn how to make a device and operate it, how to do group discussions (oral presentation) and how to do a critical review (writing).
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BME501 / 3
Advanced Cell Biology

This is an intensive course of Cell Biology. In addition to lectures, graduate students will also be trained to criticize and interpret experimental data on various cell biology topics including up-to-date research achievements on cancer biology as well as the stem cell field.
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BIO503 / 3
Advanced Molecular Biology

This course will cover the molecular biological aspects of a variety of biological phenomena, such as genetic structure and regulation of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; mechanisms of gene action and gene/enzyme relationships; biochemical manipulation and characterization of genetic macromolecules. A series of presentations and discussions on recent research achievements in molecular biology will equip graduate students with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the field of advanced molecular biology, which will improve their performance as an independent researcher.
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BIO502 / 3
Advanced Biochemistry

This is an intensive course in Biochemistry. Beside lectures, graduate students will also be trained to criticize and interpret experimental data on various biochemistry topics by presenting recent research papers published in top-quality journals.
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BIO501 / 3