Spring 2023 - BISC 333 D100
Developmental Biology (3)
Class Number: 1723
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jan 4 – Apr 11, 2023: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Jan 4 – Apr 11, 2023: Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 17, 2023
Mon, 3:00–3:00 p.m.
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Prerequisites:BISC 202, MBB 222, MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.
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.
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 adopt characteristics that make them different from one another in developing embryos? How do these cells organize themselves to form an intact animal or plant? The course will cover processes such as pattern formation, cell fate specification, cell migration and morphogenetic events, cell differentiation, and 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.
Course Website: https://canvas.sfu.ca/
- Tutorials: 5%
- Quizzes: 20%
- Midterm 1: 25%
- Midterm 2: 25%
- Final Exam: 25%
This is a tentative outline and may be subject to change.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
The quizzes and exams in this course will be done at home and submitted on-line. You will need internet access and a computer or tablet (a phone is not sufficient).
Principles of Development. Wolpert and Tickle, 5th or 6th edition, 2015 (Oxford University Press)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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