Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Food and AgriLife Science
Lecture Code WC204300 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 応用動物生命科学
Subject Name
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Animal Life Science
ホリウチ ヒロユキ,マツザキ メイ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, PC, PowerPoint 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Master course. Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Doctor courase.
Keywords Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Gamete Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Animal Immunology, reproductive & Gene Engineering 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Understand animal gametogenesis and fertilization mechanisms molecularly and endocrinologically, as well as the basics and applications of pluripotent stem cells and antibodies, and acquire the ability to respond and utilize practically in the field of animal life science.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
・Expanding lectures in order to understand animal gametogenesis and fertilization, and learning the ability to develop them into reproduction and genetic engineering (Matsuzaki).
・After understanding the basics of development and immunity, we will advance our understanding of the basics and applications of pluripotent stem cells and antibodies (Horiuchi). 
Class Schedule lesson1: Reproduction in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson2: Structure and Function of Animal Sperm (Matsuzaki)
lesson3: Regulation of Sperm Motility in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson4: Fertilization in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson5: Post-Copulatory Regulation in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson6: Reproductive Engineering in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson7: Genetic Engineering in Animals (Matsuzaki)
lesson8: Basic knowledge of Developmental Biology (Horiuchi)
lesson9: Basic knowledge of Stem Cell Biolog (Horiuchi)
lesson10: Application of pluripotent stem cells (Horiuchi)
lesson11: Basic knowledge of Immunology (Horiuchi)
lesson12: Basic knowledge of molecular immunology (mainly antibody) (Horiuchi)
lesson13: Application of antibody (Horiuchi)
lesson14: Preparation of monoclonal & polyclonal antibody, and purification methods of antibody (Horiuchi)
lesson15: General discussion and problem-solving methods

Submission of reports

Do not use the designated text, but please study on your own initiative. 
・Knobil and Neill’s Physiology of Reproduction (Academic Press),
・Oocyte Physiology and Development in Domestic Animals (Wiley-Blackwell)
・Immunobiology (eds: Charles A.,Jr. Janeway et al., garlandscience)
・VETERINARY Immunology An Introduction 7th editon (eds: Ian R. Tizard PhD
  BSc BVMS, Saunders)
・Developmental Biology (eds: Scott F. Gilbert, SINAUER)
・Campbell Essential Biology 6th edition (ISBN-13: 978-0133917789)
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, Liquid-cryatal projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please study reference books and the research content of the instructor in advance. 
Grading Method attendance(about20%), report(about 80%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This class is provided in English upon request. 
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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