Bioengineering: An Interface with Biology and Medicine


Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava

IIT Bombay

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A basic biology course for first-year engineering background. The course would provide a basic understanding of biological concepts and also motivate students why understanding biology and bioengineering are crucial by illustrating several applications.


Standard X, XI, and XII, First Year Engineering (BE/B.Tech) Students, B.Sc students Science Background but the course is open to all.


GE Healthcare, Pall Life Sciences, Thermofisher Scientific


Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava Dr. Sanjeeva Srivastava is a Professor and group head of the proteomics laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and post-doc from the Harvard Medical School in the area of proteomics, stress physiology and has specialized expertise in applications of data-enabled sciences in global health, developing countries, and resource-limited settings. He joined IIT Bombay in 2009 as an Assistant Professor and currently working as Professor. Current research in his group centers on biomarker and drug target discovery and deciphering the protein interaction networks in complex human diseases (gliomas) and infectious diseases (malaria) using high throughput proteomics, protein microarrays, and mass spectrometry. Dr. Srivastava is an active contributor to global proteomics science and innovation. He serves on the Executive Council of Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and Proteomics Society, India (PSI). He has organized three successful international conferences & workshops at IIT Bombay PSI-2014, Targeted Proteomics International Symposium in 2015 and 2018. He has published four special issues as editor, Proteomics in India for Journal of Proteomics; Proteomics Research in India for Nature India, Protein Arrays for Proteomics and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases for Proteomics Clinical Applications. Having an extensive teaching experience at IITB and experience conducting proteomics courses at CSHL, New York provided him with the background to increase proteomics education for the global community. One of his special contributions has been the development of e-learning resources (MOOC mass spectrometry and interactomics courses; Virtual Proteomics Laboratory). He has made the first-ever proteomics documentary Proteomics: Translating the Code of Life and Human Proteome Project (HPP). He has directed HUPO Perspective in Proteomics video interview series, which is hosted on the HUPO website. Recently we have signed an MOU on clinical proteogenomics cancer research with National Cancer Institute, along with Tata Memorial Centre and India has now become the 12th country to join the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC). Dr. Srivastava continues to develop proteomics & omics science and innovation together with and for the next generation of keen students, researchers, and the research and education commons in Asia and the global OMICS community. Click here to view Faculty Profile: About the Instructor:


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IIT Bombay

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Certification Process

1. Join the course
Learners may pay the applicable fees and enrol to a course on offer in the portal and get access to all of its contents including assignments. Validity of enrolment, which includes access to the videos and other learning material and attempting the assignments, will be mentioned on the course. Learner has to complete the assignments and get the minimum required marks to be eligible for the certification exam within this period.

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 2000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 6/8 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1: Why biology for engineers: Part-I, Why biology for engineers: Part-II, Life processes & Cell, Cell and its properties, Clinician’s Perspective-I
Week 2: DNA Tools-Gene cloning, DNA Tools-Gene cloning-II, DNA Tools & Biotechnology, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-II,
Week 3: DNA Tools & Biotechnology-III, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-IV, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-V, DNA Tools & Biotechnology-VI, Clinician’s Perspective-III
Week 4: Genetics-I, Genetics-II, Genetics-III, Genetics-IV, Clinician’s Perspective-IV
Week 5: Chromosomal basis of inheritance, Linkage, chromosomal disorders, Classical Genetics experiments, Bacteria and Viruses, Clinician’s Perspective-V
Week 6: Cell cycle, Cell cycle disregulation & Cancer, Developmental Biology, Principles and application of Animal Cloning, Evolution & Bioinformatics
Week 7: Amino acids & proteins, Proteins & Proteomics, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-I, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-II, Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-III
Week 8: Techniques to Study Protein & Proteome-IV, Protein Interactions & Microarrays, Protein interactions & Systems biology, Bioinformatics, Ethics in Research and Publications

Books and References

Campbell Biology


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