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BTY100

Biology for Engineers


Lecture #0

Breaking the ice

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Course details
LTP 2 0 0 [Two lectures/week]
Course communication mode
bty100@lpu.co.in

Text Book
The reading resources will be shared with
the students as foldouts during the lectures.
Look out for
image for foldout during
the lecture.
LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Course Assessment Model

Marks break up*


Attendance
CA (Two best out of three tasks)
MTE (MCQ)
ETE
Total
Two Exercises Take home - One before MTE, one just after MTE
One class test Post MTE
MTE: MCQ to be done on OMR sheets

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Acknowledgements
Mr. Ravi Kant Pathak, Ms. Robinka Khajuria & Ms. Mamta
Sharma, Dr. Loveleen, Dr. Umesh, Ms. Soumya, Mr. Himanshu

Khan Academy
Stanford Bio X (https://biox.stanford.edu)
Bioengineering@illinois (http://bioengineering.illinois.edu)
Coursera
EdX
Above all

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

The course contents


Origin and Evolution

Origin of Life
Process of Evolution
Human Evolution

Putting engineering to biology

Biomimicry
Biosensors
Nano biotechnology
Bioprinting

Cellular Basis of Life

Cell
Cell Organelles
Biobricks

Genetic Basis of Life

Genetic Make up
Central Dogma

Manipulating Genes

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering-A Potential Solution
Cloning

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Imaging
Implants
Bionics

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

The hitch
The ONLY snag
Why BIOLOGY, we are into Engineering?
We left it way back around 3 years!!!
Huh NOT AGAIN!!!
Its scary, irrelevant, rediculous

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Let us look around


These are not created by Biologists

Do you think that the


Engineers who do NOT
have idea of biological
understanding can do
this.

Only Engineers could create them.

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

The difference

Perfect
Blend
of
Engg. &
Bio

The sole Engineering


perspective!!!
LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Why biology needs engineering


All the human creations are identical

Every bike of the same


make will have absolutely
identical parts

Each 777 created at Boeing will have same parts, a


spare part can fit to any 777 anywhere. There may
be some parts which can fit into any Boeing
Aircraft!!!

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Why biology needs engineering


But Gods creations are all DIFFERENT

No two humans, animals or plants even belonging to the same family has the same
traits. Thus for each different modelling/engineering is to be done

One drug can be acceptable to a set of people ONLY. An amount of fertilizer


may be good for some plants but insufficient or overdose for some in the
same field!!!
LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Why biology needs engineering


Every ONE needs a separate focus/engineering

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 1

Evolution: How we have grown from origin?


LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 2

Looking on tomorrow: Where would I contribute?


LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 3

Building Blocks: What are we made of?


LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 4

The basic form of life: Genetic make up

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 5

Re-engineering: How to modify biology by manipulating genes?


LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

What do we need to know?


Unit 6

The ultimate confluence: Biology Medical Science - Engineering


LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

The course outcome


The course BTY100: Biology for Engineers will
Enable you to understand the evolution, basic constituents,
underlying principles and terminologies of BIOLOGY
Instill a confidence of crafting solutions for better and
sustainable LIFE
Let you explore the domain in which you as Engineers can
build future ready solutions
Make you conversant with TAKE HOME EXAMS with
DIFFERENTIAL ASSESSMENT MECHANISM
And above all make you an Engineer with a DIFFERENCE!!!

LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Get Set Go!!!


Gear up
Fasten your seat belts
Explore your biological
abilities
Build futuristic solutions
LPU :: BTY100 Biology for Engineers :: Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta

Next Class: Evolution and origin

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