Fall 2020 - MBB 821 G100
Cell and Molecular Biology Colloquium (1)
Class Number: 3001
Delivery Method: In Person
Recent research articles on the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular activities will be presented and discussed by students and faculty, with an emphasis on critically analyzing concepts, experimental design, and methodology. A student may not take more than 3 units of colloquia for credit.
In this seminar course, recent research articles will be analyzed to provide an up-to-date understanding of the molecular mechanisms regulating cellular responses. Students will present papers that describe novel findings pertaining to cellular dynamics, structure, or regulation. Student seminars will focus on critical analysis of the concepts and experiments reported in the chosen paper. Students will select research articles in consultation with the instructor.
- Oral presentations 50%
- Class discussion and participation 50%
Lecture: synchronous (students are expected to attend scheduled lectures remotely)
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Access to high-speed internet
- Computer (with webcam)
None; material to be covered will be drawn directly from primary literature.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).