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CHNG5602: Biophysics and Biosensors

This unit will cover the emerging field of biosensors, soft electronics and soft robotics and smart materials. In this course, students will be given solid background about biophysics and its application for the development of biosensors. Students will learn about thermodynamics of enzyme catalysis, protein folding, antibody-antigen interaction, and how these biological mechanisms can be adapted in biosensors. They will also learn about the fundamentals of biosensors that are designed for medical, agricultural, food safety and quality applications. An insight will be provided for various components of sensors, the biochemical, transducing elements of biosensors and the principals of sensor that are based on enzymatic, immunosensing and DNA chips. These concepts will be then linked to enzymatic sensors, immunosensors, and DNA chips.

Code CHNG5602
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand and appreciate the rapidly advancing new developments in molecular biology and biotechnology.
  • LO2. Develop skills in developing sensing technologies for biological systems (cells, microorganisms, biomolecules, etc)
  • LO3. Analyze and appreciate the rapidly advancing new developments in the emerging technologies of soft electronics, smart wearable, and soft robotics.
  • LO4. Compare and evaluate various sensing technologies and their fundamentals

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.