Multicellular Organization (BIO 407)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Özlem Kutlu -ozlemkutlu@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture
Interactive,Discussion based learning,Task based learning
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CONTENT

The mechanisms that underlie development of multicellular organisms from C. elegans to humans will be examined. Cellular differentiation and its genetic and molecular control; fertilization, cleavage and morphogenesis of plants and animals; cell motility; polarity and positional information; developmental basis of evolution.

OBJECTIVE

Refer to the course content.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Understand the main principles of gene and genomes in unicellular and multicellular organisms
A better understanding the main methods to study nucleic acids and proteins in gene regulation
Evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
Have knowledge on the basic principles of cell division, apoptosis, cell differentiation
Master the basic knowledge about the genetic principles involved in the design and maintenance of an organism

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 60
Term-Paper 40

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Scott F. Gilbert Developmental Biology, Sinauer Associates, Inc.