Experimental Technology in Life Sciences

Numbering Code G-PHA02 51106 LJ86 Year/Term 2021 ・ Irregular, First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year 1st year master's students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period
Instructor name HIRASAWA AKIRA (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course (Aim) For graduates from information or theory backgrounds to learn the basic technologies in life sciences. They will be equipped with a sound grounding and the practical skills to carry out safe and accurate experiments in the fields that form the foundation for basic life sciences experiments and drug development: genetic engineering, protein chemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, and microbiology.
Course Goals To learn experiment methods through lectures and seminars on the foundational fields of life sciences experiments: genetic engineering, protein chemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, and microbiology.
Schedule and Contents (1)-(7) State of experimental techniques in life sciences
・Compound handling technologies and safe handling
・Microorganism handling technologies and safe handling
・Animal handling technologies and safe handling
・Experimental techniques and safe handling of recombinant DNA
・Radioisotope handling technologies and safe handling
・Technologies to utilize the Internet and databases
・Disposal of waste and drainage, and environmental considerations
(8) Basic experiment techniques in genetic and genomic science
(9) Basic experiment techniques in RNA and transcriptome analysis
(10) Basic experiment techniques in protein chemistry and proteomics analysis
(11) Basic experiment techniques in cell biology and molecular imaging
(12) Basic experiment techniques in biologically active substances and metabolome analysis
(13) Basic experiment techniques in brain and neuroscience
(14) Basic experiment techniques in systemic function and pathophysiology analysis
(15) Discussion
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will be comprehensively evaluated based on lecture and practice attendance, and subject reports that may be assigned based on class or practice content.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students should review their understanding of basic life sciences after each lecture.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used; printouts will be distributed where appropriate.
References, etc. Others; may be specified according to class content.
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