Course Details

1Title of the course 
Introduction to Modern Biology 
2Pre-requisite courses(s)Nil
3Course contentQuantitative views of modern biology. Importance of illustrations and building quantitative/qualitative models. Role of estimates. Cell size and shape. Temporal scales. Relative time in Biology. Key model systems – a glimpse. Management and transformation of energy in cells. Mathematical view – binding, gene expression and osmotic pressure as examples. Metabolism. Cell communication. Genetics. Eukaryotic genomes. Genetic basis of development. Evolution and diversity. Systems biology and illustrative examples of applications of Engineering in Biology.
  1. Campbell Biology 12th edition, Pearson publication by Lisa Urry,Michael Cain,Steven Wassserman