Introduction to Modern Life Sciences for Drug Discovery

Numbering Code G-PHA00 51027 LJ86 Year/Term 2021 ・ Irregular, First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year 1st and 2nd year master's students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period
Instructor name NAKAYAMA KAZUHISA (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor)
TAKESHIMA HIROSHI (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor)
DOI MASAO (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Professor)
TAKAKURA YOSHINOBU (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor)
KOYANAGI YOSHIO (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences Professor)
ITO TAKAHIRO (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences Professor)
KANDA, HIROSHI (Graduate School of Biostudies Associate Professor)
KIMURA IKUO (Graduate School of Biostudies Professor)
FUTAKI SHIROH (Institute for Chemical Research Professor)
IKUTA KOUICHI (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences Professor)
HASHIGUCHI TAKAO (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course (Aim) Introductory lectures for students majoring in life sciences in the master's program. The course aims to equip students with basic knowledge about the relationship between drug discovery and the fields that form the basis of life sciences, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, and microbiology.
It should also be possible for graduates of information and theory-related departments to understand the basic life sciences.
(Summary) Faculty members of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences will give lectures outlining the fields that form the basis of life sciences, i.e., biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology, and their relationship with drug discovery. Visiting lecturers from pharmaceutical companies and other organizations may also be invited to lecture where appropriate.
Course Goals To acquire the basic knowledge about biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology that is required to conduct research in the master's program and understand the relationship between these fields and drug discovery.
Schedule and Contents 1. Life sciences research in graduate schools
2. Importance of life sciences in pharmaceutical research
3. Research methods for biological chemistry
4. Research methods in physiological chemistry
5. Research methods in systems biology
6. Research methods in molecular virology
7. Research methods in cell fate dynamics and therapeutics
8. Research methods in genetics
9. Research methods in molecular neurobiology
10. Research methods in biofunctional chemistry
11. Research methods in immune regulation
12. Research methods in medical virology
13. Status and prospects of life sciences in drug discovery Part 1
14. Status and prospects of life sciences in drug discovery Part 2
15. Discussion
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students are comprehensively evaluated according to course attendance and subject reports that may be assigned based on class content.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students should take the course with a thorough understanding of the research themes of the master's program and the state of and issues linked to various academic fields.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Others; printouts will be distributed where appropriate.
References, etc. Others; may be specified according to class content.
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