Seminar in Basic Molecular Neurobiology

Numbering Code G-PHA01 72312 SJ86 Year/Term 2021 ・ Irregular, year-round
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year 1st and 2nd year master's students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period
Instructor name KATOH HIRONORI (Graduate School of Biostudies Associate Professor)
KIMURA IKUO (Graduate School of Biostudies Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course (Aim) This course introduces the latest literature on the molecular mechanisms of signaling mechanisms for various cellular responses and examines the design and aim of such research. This will be used in independent research, and there will also be discussion of the issues in each individual's research and the future direction of their research. The course also aims to help students develop problem-solving skills to move forward with research and deal with various scientific problems.
(Summary) The course introduces the latest papers on the molecular mechanisms of intra-organism information transmission and examines the design and purpose of this research from the perspective of the direction of projects taking place in the lab. Each student will write a research report to discuss the issues in the research and its future direction. Guidance on presentation and discussion methods will be circulated in advance by bulletin and explained in the first seminar.
Course Goals 1. To understand the latest research on the molecular mechanisms of signaling mechanisms for cellular responses and develop the ability to explain the design and purpose of this research.
2. To discuss and develop the ability to explain problems in solving issues found in research papers on cellular responses as well as one's own and other members' research.
3. To understand the position of one's own research in the field of cell biology and learn skills to move forward with research and solve problems.
Schedule and Contents Individual guidance will be provided to students depending on their progress with their master's thesis regarding choosing a research topic, collating and comparing information from previous studies, testing research methods, analyzing research results, presenting research findings, and discussing how to write papers. This will be conducted in a manner optimized to each graduate student's research theme.

The syllabus guideline is as follows.

(1) Choosing a research topic
(2), (#12316); (15) Focus will be placed on relevant areas, e.g., the collation and comparison of information from previous studies, the testing of research methods, the analysis of research results, the presentation of research findings, and discussing how to write papers.

・Cellular responses research methods
Presentations on research into cellular responses, with accompanying discussion and interpretation

・Cell motility research methods
Presentations on research into cell motility, with accompanying discussion and interpretation

・Cellular metabolic control research methods
Presentations on research into the control of glucose and amino acid metabolism in cancer cells, with accompanying discussion and interpretation

・Amino acid transporters research methods
Presentations on research into amino acid transporters, with accompanying discussion and interpretation

・Guidance receptors research methods
Presentation on research into guidance receptors with accompanying discussion and interpretation
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will be comprehensively evaluated based on seminar attendance and input in presentations and discussions.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Seminar printouts will be distributed before each class, which students should read to identify any problem areas. Students must review each class to confirm their understanding of the previous week's class and their understanding of the topics.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Others; printouts will be distributed where appropriate.
References, etc. Others; none
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