Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WG102001 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 Science
Instructor SAKAMOTO ATSUSHI,MATSUO MUNEYUKI,SHIMADA HIROSHI,SUGI TAKUMA,TSUDA MASATAKA,NAKATA SATOSHI,YASUDA KYOTA,IZUMI SYUNSUKE,KATAYANAGI KATSUO,SAKAMOTO NAOAKI,TATE SHINICHI,SAKUMA TETSUSHI,OCHIAI HIROSHI,YAMAMOTO TAKASHI
Instructor
(Katakana)
サカモト アツシ,マツオ ムネユキ,シマダ ヒロシ,スギ タクマ,ツダ マサタカ,ナカタ サトシ,ヤスダ キョウタ,イズミ シュンスケ,カタヤナギ カツオ,サカモト ナオアキ,タテ シンイチ,サクマ テツシ,オチアイ ヒロシ,ヤマモト タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:SCI E209
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The course is mainly composed of lectures and discussions. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
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 Lesson 1: Guidance (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)
Lesson 2: Self-organization under nonequilibrium (Satoshi NAKATA)
Lesson 3: Localization of intracellular molecules and its function for life (Kyota YASUDA)
Lesson 4: Supramolecular artificial life (Muneyuki MATSUO)
Lesson 5: Protein structure and function studies by NMR (Shin-ichi TATE)
Lesson 6: X-ray crystallography on protein (Katsuo KATAYANAGI)
Lesson 7: Mass spectrometry in biological macromolecules (Shunsuke IZUMI)
Lesson 8: Human genome (Takashi YAMAMOTO)
Lesson 9: Animal Development (Naoaki SAKAMOTO)
Lesson 10: Genetic engineering with genome editing technology (Tetsushi SAKUMA)
Lesson 11: Genetically engineered plants: current status and perspective (Hiroshi SHIMADA)
Lesson 12: Neuroscience research (Takuma SUGI)
Lesson 13: Single cell analysis (Hiroshi OCHIAI)
Lesson 14: Maintenance of genome stability (Masataka TSUDA)
Lesson 15: Phyllotaxis: a mathematical aspect of plant architecture (Atsushi SAKAMOTO)

Each instructor will assign a paper or hold an exam on the topic.

The lecture schedule shown above may be subject to change. The finalized schedule will be presented at the guidance (Lesson1). 
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.
 
(More Details) Handouts, PowerPoint, video, etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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