Course Website

Students should follow the course website: https://sites.google.com/site/bioe498bioreactorlab/home

Instructor

Dr. Jenny Amos
jamos@illinois.edu
1270 DCL
217-333-4212

Office hours: open door

Description

Bioengineering 498 JRA. Bioreactor lab is a course that provides hands on experiences relating to tissue engineering and bioreactor design.  Students will perform experiments that simulate a graduate experience by designing systems, running the experiments, performing analysis and reporting findings.  Key areas of emphasis will be parametric design of experiments using bioreactors (control and systems design).  Students will be given assignments relating to current literature and state of the art in the area of tissue engineering to be explored.  Projects will be assigned for small teams, 2-3 students, to divide up workload needed for culture.  Students will also keep a laboratory notebook and submit a report after completion of the project, including a presentation to the class.

Class meets M 9:00-9:50 am in 3211 DCL.

Lab will meet in 3116 DCL or L512 DCL.

Expected Outcomes

Required Textbook

None, all lab materials will be provided via the Bioreactor Lab website.

Reference texts
Tissue Engineering, W. Mark Saltzman, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, Second Edition, Buddy Ratner et. al., Elsevier Academic Press, 2004.
Cell and Tissue Reaction Engineering, Regine Eibl, Dieter Eibl, Ralf Pörtner, et. al., Springer, 2008. E-book through UIUC libraries

Grading

Grading Scale

Lab quizzes: Approximately weekly; will build upon topics covered in lecture.
Note: Students may discuss reports, but should write up reports independently.
Lab practicals to test skills leanred may be given at any time.

Schedule

Week  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Cytotox
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 1 2 (Labor Day) 3 4 5 6 7
3 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Heart
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
6 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  AFM
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Primary Isolation
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
11 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
12 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
13 Vascular
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  Thanksgiving
15 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

 

*You are assigned lab time in which to finish your tasks, for some labs, you may finish your work before time is up, for others you may need to work additional hours outside of lab time. You are expected to work as much as needed to perform at or above my expectations.