Biomolecular Feedback Systems

A photograph of a cell, colored by fluorescence.

This course asks if it is possible to program cells to chase pathogens, kill cancer cells, or transform waste into energy? (Courtesy of The Journal of Cell Biology. License: CC BY-NC-SA.)


MIT Course Number

2.18 / 2.180

As Taught In

Spring 2015


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course focuses on feedback control mechanisms that living organisms implement at the molecular level to execute their functions, with emphasis on techniques to design novel systems with prescribed behaviors. Students will learn how biological functions can be understood and designed using notions from feedback control.

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Domitilla Del Vecchio. 2.18 Biomolecular Feedback Systems. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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