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BT101 ENGINEERING BIOLOGY EB 2–0–0 2 Credits

Pre-requisites: None.
Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
CO1 Realize the significance of biomolecules for sustaining life
CO2 Identify the difference between unicellular to multi-cellular organisms
CO3 Understand heredity, variation and central dogma of life
CO4 Analyse and understand the concepts of biology for engineering the cell

Mapping of Course Outcomes (COs) and the Program Outcomes (POs)

Course Outcomes PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10
1 1 2 3 1
CO1 2
2 1 1 2 3 1
CO2
2 1 1 2 3 1
CO3
2 1 1 2 3 1
CO4
Detailed Syllabus:
Molecules of life, water and carbon - chemical basis of life (99-121), protein structure and
function (122-136), nucleic acids and the RNA world (137-150), carbohydrates (151-162),
lipids, membranes and first cells (163-174).

Cell structure and function, inside the cell (186-197), cell–cell Interactions (only slides),
cellular respiration and fermentation (233-253, refer to slides), photosynthesis (only slides),
cell cycle (297-303), biological signal transduction.

Gene structure and expression, Mitosis (297-303), Meiosis (315-321), Mendel and the gene
(333-341), DNA and the gene: synthesis and repair (360-375), how genes work,
transcription, RNA processing, and translation (only slides), control of gene expression,
analysing and engineering genes, genomics.

Engineering concepts in biology – genetic engineering, disease biology and


biopharmaceuticals, stem cell engineering, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, neuro
transmission, biosafety and bioethics. (only slides)

Reading:
1. Quillin, Allison Scott Freeman, Kim Quillin and Lizabeth Allison, Biological Science,
Pearson Education India, 2016
2. Reinhard Renneberg, Viola Berkling and Vanya Loroch, Biotechnology for Beginners,
Academic Press, 2017