Featured Spring Courses in Biotech & Life Sciences

November 16, 2018

From bioengineering to nanotechnology, we’re are witnessing leaps of scientific innovation. Our courses will help you keep pace with cutting-edge research and technology, while also building a foundation in scientific practice.

Note: Some courses have limited space and fill quickly. Act early to save your seat!

Newsworthy Topics in the Life Sciences

Newsworthy Topics in the Life Sciences 

Scientists constantly make groundbreaking discoveries, some of which receive attention by the press. This course, designed for nonscientists, provides the scientific background to understand the headlines surrounding reports on stem cells, cancer, and infectious diseases.

Format: On campus or online
Taught by: William J. Anderson, PhD, Senior Lecturer on Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Engineering of Nanostructures for Targeted Drug Delivery

Engineering of Nanostructures for Targeted Drug Delivery

Nanotechnology presents the opportunity for exciting advances in the field of medicine. In this course, you explore the emerging role of nanostructures in drug development activities. Learn about the most current nanotechniques used to engineer shuttling mechanism for controlled drug delivery. 

Format: On campus or online
Taught by: Anas Chalah, PhD, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Bioethical Challenges

Bioethical Challenges 

Genetic engineering and advances in neuroscience have led to discoveries that hold great potential for human health—but also raise important ethical concerns. In this course, you will examine the science behind these techniques and discuss their ethical implications on both the individual and society.

Format: On campus or online
Taught by: William J. Anderson, PhD, Senior Lecturer on Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Interested in taking a course in the spring?

Registration with a $50 late fee is open through February 3. Learn how to register

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