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Announcement Students from Engineering School: pick up a Red card Students from Science School: pick up a card Students from Business School/Dual Degree Program: pick up a Blue card CENG 109 Biotechnology and Its Business Opportunities Class 1

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  • Announcement Students from Engineering School: pick up a Red card Students from Science School: pick up a card Students from Business School/Dual Degree Program: pick up a Blue card CENG 109 Biotechnology and Its Business Opportunities Class 1
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  • Outline of this class Course matters Course perspectives Grouping exercise Review jargons in biological information PRS demonstration Course preview
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  • CENG 109 Teaching Staffs Instructor: Prof. Ying Chau ([email protected]) Office hours: Tuesday 9-10a (by appointment) Rm 4551 Teaching assistants: Yuki ([email protected]) Cassie ([email protected]) Stephen ([email protected])
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  • Course Perspectives Overview Case
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  • What is this course about? Gives an introductory overview of biotechnology in the medical-related areas Discusses past history, current status and future outlook Explains basic technologies Addresses windows of business opportunities Uses case-study format to highlight developments representative of the industry Invites speakers to give first-hand stories
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  • The Recurring Theme Unmet Health Care Needs of the Society Innovations from Modern Biotechnology Commercial Opportunities
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  • An Engineering Approach Engineer is derived from the Latin word ingenium, meaning invention Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and the convenience of people - Science and Technology Encyclopedia, McGraw Hill Education.
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  • GREAT Class Atmosphere Grasp Respect Exchange Ask Teamwork
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  • At the completion of this course, you will be able to. describe the major areas covered by medical biotechnology explain the basic technical concepts, scientific and engineering principles describe the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry analyze the potential and impact of modern biotechnology on human health and economy identify the key components contributing to biotechnology of commercial interest research topics in biotechnology and its current development
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  • Course materials Course pack (Highly recommended!) Pick up from TA at the end of this class, pay in next class Purchase copy from Yuki (room 6113. Email first) Course web site Reserved for 2-hr loan in library Introduction to Biotechnology by Thieman Biotechnology: Demystifying the Concepts by Bourgaize, Jewell and Buiser CENG 109 course packs Library course guide (Upcoming)
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  • Assessment scheme Class participation 20% Classroom involvement via PRS and group discussion Pop-quizzes (based on readings and lecture materials) Report malfunction of PRS in the same class Homework assignments 20% Graded based on relevance, completeness, organization and presentation ++, +, or No late submission Mid-term 25% Multiple-choice and short-question format Class project 35% There is absolutely ZERO tolerance for academic dishonesty
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  • Grouping Exercise 5 students per group At least two card colors Introduce yourself!
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  • Class project Team formation: 5 students, two schools, one team leader Timeline: A step-by-step guide to help you finish the project Submit biweekly assignment (one per team) First assignment due 18/09: team composition and team name Final report and a final presentation
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  • How do you define biotechnology? Integrated use of biochemistry, microbiology and engineering sciences in order to achieve technological (industrial) application of the capabilities of microorganisms, cultured tissue cells and parts thereof -Definition of biotechnology by European Federation of Biotechnology
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  • Storage and flow of biological information share common traits in living things
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  • All cells use DNA for information storage Structure of a basic unit of DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) http://www.biologie.uni-hambu r
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  • The Language of a Gene
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  • DNA as the replication template
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  • DNA is a powerful hard disk of biological information 1)Structure allows any sequence of bases From human genome project: human contains 3146.7 million bases and ~30,000 genes 2)The duplex enables an accurate backup; the complementary strand provides a template for replication 3)The DNA helix is stable, even in the harsh environment of the inside of the cell 4)The information stored inside DNA is readable
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  • Central dogma governs the flow of biological information Biotechnology:Demystifying the Concepts Bourgaize, Jewell, Buiser
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  • The Universal Codes
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  • Demonstration of Personal Response System
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  • Photo: FDA Photo: HK Dairy Farm 1 2 3 4 56 Which picture gives an illustration of biotechnology?
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  • Structure of this course Focus on modern medical biotechnology development. Part I: Roots of Modern Biotechnology Classic biotechnology recombinant products and biotechnology giants in US Part II: Supporting technologies Protein and drug delivery Microarrays (e.g. DNA chips) Part III: Future paradigms New technologies Biotechnology start-ups University roles Development in Hong Kong and China