Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences
Lecture Code WG102001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生命理学概論
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Introduction to Life Science
ヤスダ キョウタ,マツオ ムネユキ,サカモト アツシ,ツダ マサタカ,シマダ ヒロシ,スギ タクマ,ナカタ サトシ,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,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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Lecture: Lesson style may change depending on the individual lectures and the epidemic status of coronavirus. Therefore, please pay attention to and check out the notes on Momiji and Bb9 message boards. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Compulsory subject 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The course aims to acquire basic knowledge and understanding of biological phenomena and to develop an ability to translate biological ideas into mathematical models.
The faculty members will give lectures on various life science topics at several levels of hierarchy, from molecular functions to development and physiology. Some classes also focus on sophisticated modern methodologies in life science research.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance/Localization of intracellular molecules and its function for life (Kyota YASUDA) (4/8)
Lesson 2: Self-organization under nonequilibrium (Satoshi NAKATA) (4/8)
Lesson 3: Phyllotaxis: a mathematical aspect of plant architecture (Atsushi SAKAMOTO) (4/15)
Lesson 4: Supramolecular artificial life (Muneyuki MATSUO)(4/15)
Lesson 5: Protein structure and function studies by NMR (Shin-ichi TATE)(4/22)
Lesson 6: X-ray crystallography on protein (Katsuo KATAYANAGI)(4/22)
Lesson 7: Mass spectrometry in biological macromolecules (Shunsuke IZUMI)(5/13)
Lesson 8: Human genome (Takashi YAMAMOTO)(5/13)
Lesson 9: Animal Development (Naoaki SAKAMOTO)(5/20)
Lesson 10: Genetic engineering with genome editing technology (Takashi YAMAMOTO)(5/20)
Lesson 11: Genetically engineered plants: current status and perspective (Hiroshi SHIMADA)(5/27)
Lesson 12: Neuroscience research (Takuma SUGI)(5/27)
Lesson 13: Biomolecular Condensation (Kyota YASUDA)(6/3)
Lesson 14: Maintenance of genome stability (Masataka TSUDA)(6/3)
Lesson 15: (reserve)(6/10)

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

The lecture schedule shown above may be subject to change. The updated program will be presented at the guidance (Lesson 1). Also, frequently check the latest information on Bb9 or Momiji message board. 
Instructors in charge will give instructions about reference books and other study materials as needed.  
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Preparation and
Instructors in charge will give instructions about preparation and review as needed. 
Requirements This is a compulsory course for graduate students who belong to the Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences. 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  
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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