Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2018Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Science(Master's program)
Lecture Code Q6002001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生命理学概論
Subject Name
(Katakana)
セイメイリガクガイロン
Subject Name in
English
Introduction to Life Sciences
Instructor YAMAMOTO TAKASHI,NAKATA SATOSHI,IDE HIROSHI,KATAYANAGI KATSUO,FUJIWARA YOSHIHISA,SAKAMOTO NAOAKI,SAKAMOTO ATSUSHI,IDUMI SHUNSUKE,SIMADA HIROSI,TATE SHINICHI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ヤマモト タカシ,ナカタ サトシ,イデ ヒロシ,カタヤナギ カツオ,フジワラ ヨシヒサ,サカモト ナオアキ,サカモト アツシ,イヅミ シュンスケ,シマダ ヒロシ,タテ シンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon1-2:SCI E208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
The course is mainly composed of lectures and discussions. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 26 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students First- and second-year graduate students
Keywords Biological phenomena, phenomenological analysis, molecular studies 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
1. To develop basic knowledge and understanding of biological phenomena
2. To develop an ability to translate biological ideas into mathematical models
This course will be co-taught by the faculty members of the laboratories of Life Sciences. This course focuses on experimental approaches and molecular basis in various biological phenomena and prepares for translating biological ideas into mathematical models.
Topics will include the structure and function of proteins, the structure and function of nucleic acids, genome and development, genetic engineering, mathematical aspects of plant architecture, self-organization under nonequilibrium, and biological phenomena in magnetic fields. 
Class Schedule No.1: Introduction
No.2: Self-organization under nonequilibrium
      (Turn of the number will be sometimes changed.)
No.3: Magnetic field effects and biological phenomena
No.4: Protein structure and function studies by NMR
No.5: X-ray crystallography on protein
No.6: Mass spectrometry in biological phenomena
No.7: Human genome
No. 8: Animal Development
No. 9: Phyllotaxis: a mathematical aspect of plant architecture
No. 10: Genetically engineered plants: current status and perspective

No. 11: Structure and function of DNA

No. 12: DNA Repair and Mutagenesis 1

No. 13: Genetic engineering with genome editing technology
No.14: Regeneration, metamorphosis & reprogramming in animals
No. 15: Summary

Each instructor will assign a paper or hold an exam on the topic. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Instructors in charge will give instructions about reference books and other study materials as needed.  
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Handouts, PowerPoint, video, etc. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Instructors in charge will give instructions about preparation and review as needed. 
Requirements Lectures are given in English. 
Grading Method Grading is based on papers/exams assigned by individual instructors and active class participation. The final grade is formed as a weighed sum of the papers/exams mark (70%) and the mark from the active class participation (30%). 
Message  
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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