BE 4070 Bioelectronics
This course introduces students to the fascinating new field of bioelectronis. It seeks to bridge engineering and biology for the purposes understanding, modeling, and analyzing biological phenomena; and designing hybrid bioelectronic devices and biologically inspired artificial systems.
Charge carriers and carrier motion, electronic properties of biological molecules, molecule motion in solutions and electrophoresis, chemical reactions, junctions and membrane transport, biosensors, neurons and neural networks. Prerequisite: Physics 176 and BE 310.
Grattarola, M. and Giuseppe, M., 1998. Bioelectronics Handbook: MOSFETs, Biosensors & Neurons, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Prerequisites by Topic
Basic biology, differential equations, basic concepts of electronics.
- Charge carriers and carrier motion in solid materials
- Basic properties of biological molecules
- Biological materials (protein, nucleic acids, lipids, cell membrane)
- Motion in solutions (diffusion, drift and electrophoresis)
- Chemical reactions
- Junctions and membranes
- Semiconductor junctions (pn junctions and characteristics)
- Membrane transport
- MOSFET devices
- MOS structure and MOSFET
- Ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET)
- Enzyme field-effect transistor (ENFET)
- Cell-based biosensors and sensors of cell metabolism
- Light-addressable petentiometric sensors (LAPS)
- Neurons and neural networks
- Action potential
- Synapses and networks
- Neuroelectric junctions
- Silicon neurons