Reproductive and Developmental Biology
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Grade, SemesterYear 1 1st semest [Master's program, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
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Course Description

In the former part of this course, students will be lectured about fundamental principles of reproduction and development in animals. In the middle part of this course, students will read papers in turn to improve the skills of logical thinking and to learn methodologies necessary for biological studies. Finally, each student will make a presentation of a paper. In this course, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to DP1 and DP3.

Course Objectives

The goals of this lecture are as follows;
1) understanding of fundamental principles of reproduction and development in animals.
2) learning methodologies necessary for biological studies.
3) improving reading, logical thinking, and presentation skills.

Grading Policy

The final grade will be based on reading of papers (40 points) and presentation (60 points). A score of 60 points or more (out of 100 points) is passed. Students with attendance rates of less than 60% (less than 9 lectures) will not qualify for the evaluation.

Textbook and Reference

KindTitleAuthorPublisher
TextbookDistribute the print if necessary.
Referencesギルバート発生生物学Scott F. Gilbert 著株式会社メディカル・サイエンス・インターナショナル ISBN: 9784895928052
References生殖生物学入門 UP BIOLOGY館鄰 著東京大学出版 ISBN: 9784130631327

Requirements(Assignments)

Review of cell biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and developmental biology will help students understand the lecture in this course. Students will need preparations for reading papers in turn and make a presentation.

Note

Schedule

1Introduction to Reproductive and Developmental Biology
2Overview of animal reproduction and development
3Animal development 1: Cell differentiation and differential gene expression
4Animal development 2: Cell specification in the embryogenesis
5Animal development 3: Stem cells
6Animal reproduction 1: Germline formation
7Animal reproduction 2: Sex determination of the germline
8Animal reproduction 3: Production of gametes and fertilization
9Reading of a paper related to animal development 1
10Reading of a paper related to animal development 2
11Reading of a paper related to animal reproduction 1
12Reading of a paper related to animal reproduction 2
13Presentation of an original paper 1
14Presentation of an original paper 2
15Summary