lectures will be offered Tuesdays at
to at HarvardMedicalSchool
in the Cannon seminar room in Building C-1. A
nearly identical lecture will be given at in the Science Center Lecture
Hall A room 113. Students are encouraged to attend at whichever location
and time is convenient for lectures. The lecture video, lecture slides,
articles, etc. will also be available on the course web sites: BIOL E101 will be
cross-listed as Biophysics
101 and available to MIT students as HST 508. The course is also
available on the Internet. See Distance Education.
You will be assigned to a section based on your preferences from the questionnaire
collected at the first lecture on Tue Sep 16 (preferred; or submitted online
Section times and locations.
We hope to have video, audio and/or teleconference options for each type of
beginning the week of Sep 22
Tue 2:30-3:30pm ADV MEC 447 (HMS) -- Faisal
Tue 8:30-9:30pm BIO 53 Church St. Labs room L01 (Cambridge) – Tom
Tue 7:35-8:35pm CS Science Center 111 (Cambridge) -- J.
Wed 7:00-8:00pm CS MEC 333 (HMS) -- Griffin
Wed 6:30-7:30pm BIO Science Center 304 (Cambridge) -- Woodie
Wed 7:35-8:35pm BIO Science Center 304 (Cambridge) -- Chih Long
ADVScienceCenter 110 (Cambridge)
110 (Cambridge) -- Mike
CS MEC 333 (HMS) -- Xiaoxia
Supplementary Section Times/rooms (beginning Sep 17)
Wed 17-Sep 7-9pm MEC 340 (HMS) – Perl/Excel (Griffin) -- Handout: MS-PPT | PDF
Thu 18-Sep 5:30-7:30pm Science Center 111 (Cambridge) -- Biology (Lan and
Woodie) – Section Notes: MS-PPT-1,
Mon 22-Sep 5:30-7:30pm Science Center 111 (Cambridge) -- Biology (Lan and
Wed 24-Sep 7:35-9:35pm Science Center 111 (Cambridge) – Perl/Excel
Course organization: In addition
to the lectures below there will be section discussion meetings at the days and
times above. Students will participate in at least one of those sections and
form problem-solving and project teams consisting of at least one biology
expert and one math/computer/engineering expert (or two to four people
knowledgeable in both disciplines). Separate section on the basics of
programming and molecular biology will be available in the first few weeks to
even out the expected wide variation in backgrounds. Grades will be based on
five problem sets, one final project, and participation in discussion
sections covering the problems and about one scientific article per week.
Your time commitment will be about 4 hours for classes and 6 to 12 additional
hours per week, depending on background.
Despite the large number
of TFs, the sections may be crowded and hence may be limited to registered
non-credit and for-credit students. Anyone registered who did not receive
email should contact the TF for your favorite time/location. Distance
students can participate in section via live phone conferencing during
section meetings, plus section notes and videos available online.