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Posted: August 26, 2009

Harvard Extension School's new bioengineering and nanotechnologies offerings keep biotech program current

(Nanowerk News) The biotechnology program at the Harvard Extension School continues to find itself at the leading edge of science education, this year offering several new courses and a new master's concentration in the hot topic area of bioengineering and nanotechnologies. These additions, along with the existing curriculum, will provide professional scientists with skills that fill new and evolving niches in the biotech industry.
Courses are taught by distinguished faculty from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Students will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on lab experience in laboratory courses like ENSC E-156 Microfluidics Applications for Biological Analysis and Discovery. There has been an unprecedented level of support and collaboration on behalf of the executive dean of SEAS, Dean Fawwaz Habbal, and he and Dr. Anas Chalah pioneered the initial courses for Extension School students. Says Cheryl Vaughan, director of the Extension School biotechnology program, "This is an educational opportunity that part-time students rarely have access to."
Students may sign up for individual courses or begin working part-time toward a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in bioengineering and nanotechnologies. Courses offered this year include:

ENSC E-123 Laboratory Electronics: Digital Circuit Design (Spring)

ENSC E-125 Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology (Spring)

ENSC E-130 Fundamentals of Microfabrication with Applications to BioMEMS (Fall)

ENSC E-150 Introduction to Nanobiotechnology: Concepts and Applications (Fall)

ENSC E-151 Nanotechnology for Drug Discovery and Delivery (Fall)

ENSC E-155 Fundamentals of Microfluidics with Applications in Biological Analysis and Discovery (Spring)

ENSC E-156 Microfluidics Applications for Biological Analysis and Discovery (Spring)

ENSC E-162 Nanoscale Optics with Applications in Biotechnology (Fall)

ENSC E-165 Engineering of Nanostructures for Targeted Drug Delivery (Spring)

Registration is now underway and classes begin August 31, 2009. Late registration after the class begins runs through September 13. To learn more about the graduate degree program in biotechnology at the Harvard Extension School, and other available concentrations, visit www.extension.harvard.edu/biotech.
Source: Harvard Extension School

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