Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK450010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 卒業研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study for Graduation
オギノ ハジメ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte
Lesson Style Research Lesson Style
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Discussion, student presentation, molecular biology experiments 
Credits 4.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students undergraduates
Keywords Development, Evolution, Genomics, Genetics, Epigenetics, Regeneration, Stem Cell, Transgenesis, Genome Editing, Xenopus, Amphioxus 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・To absorb cutting-edge knowledge, acquire high-level skills, learn how to conduct research, improve presentation ability through discussion, summarize research results as a graduation thesis, and deliver presentations. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students are expected to acquire basic skills and knowledge of developmental biology and genomics by performing experiments and reading research papers in the lab. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Basic molecular cloning (1)
lesson2 Basic molecular cloning (2)
lesson3 Basic molecular cloning (3)
lesson4 Basic molecular cloning (4)
lesson5 Basic molecular cloning (5)
lesson6 Basic molecular cloning (6)
lesson7 Basic molecular cloning (7)
lesson8 Basic molecular cloning (8)
lesson9 Basic analysis of gene function (1)
lesson10 Basic analysis of gene function2)
lesson11 Basic analysis of gene function (3)
lesson12 Basic analysis of gene function (4)
lesson13 Basic analysis of gene function (5)
lesson14 Basic analysis of gene function (6)
lesson15 Basic analysis of gene function (7)

Students are evaluated with respect to the abilities to propose a hypothesis and examine it by experiments, in place of regular exams. 
Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, Fourth Edition (ISBN-10: 1936113422)
Early Development of Xenopus laevis, A Laboratory Manual (ISBN 0-87969-504-8) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text, handout, voice tools, photos/pictures/movies (video/PC/others) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please understand the principles of experimental protocols. 
Grading Method Students are evaluated with respect to the abilities to propose a scientifically interesting hypothesis and to examine it appropriately by experiments. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Students will perform research related to the following two projects.
1) Evolution of developmental genes after genome duplication (Making a hypothesis by in silico genome analysis, testing it by in vivo transgenic experiments, etc.)
2) Analysis of the roles for epigenetic regulation in Xenopus organ regeneration. 
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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