Spring 2020 - BISC 333 D100

Developmental Biology (3)

Class Number: 2464

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3150, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 202, MBB 222, MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Classical and modern experimental approaches will be described for understanding development of embryos of several species having common and distinctive features. These approaches are at the organismal, cellular, molecular and genetic levels.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is an introductory course in Developmental Biology. It focuses on a number of model organisms (plants, invertebrates and vertebrates) and addresses key questions such as: How do cells in the developing embryo differentiate into specialized cells such as neurons or muscle cells? How do these cells organize themselves to form an intact animal or plant? The course will cover the sequence of events during embryogenesis (pattern formation, cell fate specification, cell migration and morphogenetic events, cell differentiation, organogenesis) with the goal of illustrating general principles and molecular mechanisms of development. The course is aimed at a general audience of biology students. The course is introductory but requires a basic understanding of genetics and cell and molecular biology.

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 45%
  • Assignments 10%
  • Quizzes 15%
  • Tutorial Participation/Attendance 5%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None

RECOMMENDED READING:

Principles of Development. Wolpert and Tickle, 5th or 6th edition, 2015 (Oxford University Press)

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