Introductory Biotechnology
TeachersUCHIDA, KenichiStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number5M141

Course Description

This course introduces the trends in the bioscience field. The lectures in omnibus style provide various topics in biosciences.
You can acquire knowledge and ability of DP1 and DP2.

Course Objectives

The themes of the lectures include the basics of transgenic plants, the development of drags using techniques of biotechnology, structural biology, and molecule design and so on.

Grading Policy

The grading is evaluated based on an examination or a report given by each teacher. We will give feedback upon returning the report or the examination.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookNo fixed textbook. Prints will be distributed.


This lecture is omnibus style.



1Basic knowledge about Genetically modified plants. (Prof. Asahina)
2Structural Biology and Molecular Design (Prof. Uchida)
3The world of neuroscience (Prof. Uchino)
4Mass spectrometry-Application to food science. (Prof. Enomoto)
5Visualization of biological phenomenon -live imaging of brain function- (Prof. Hirasawa)
6Diagnostic agent kit using novel biotechnology (Prof. Kajitani)
7Basic principle of DNA analysis technology (Prof. Koga)
8Plant secondary metabolites and its applications (Prof. Miyamoto)
9Animal reproduction and development -applied aspect of reproductive and developmental biology- (Prof. Ota)
10Creation of bioactive substances by biosynthetic engineering (Prof. Sakuda)
11Photo-response of plants – A strategy to survive in a place where it is placed (Prof. Shinomura)
12Microorganisms having special functions ~The cruel struggle for existence in the microbial world~ (Prof. Takahashi)
13Basic genetics (Prof. Takayama)
14Global Warming and Science (Prof. Yanagihara)