2019 Laboratory Seminar II on Biological Information

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Course description and aims

Students read literatures related to their own research projects and introduce the contents to others in the laboratory. Students also present the progress of their research projects. Students also listen to the literature introduction and presentation on research projects by others in the laboratory and discuss the contents.

This course aims at obtaining the ability to read and understand literatures written in English, to present the contents as well as the progress of their own research projects, and to discuss them with others.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. read and understand literatures written in English and critically discuss the contents with others.
2. understand and discuss the contents of literatures that are introduced by others.
3. present the background, aims, results, and discussion of their own research projects.
4. understand and discuss others' presentation on their research projects.


Literature reading, Academic presentation, Academic discussion, Laboratory-based education

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Classes are held at the academic supervisor's laboratory, and the course schedule is determined by the academic supervisor. In some cases, multiple laboratories may choose to hold classes jointly.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Notified by the academic supervisor based on the student learning outcomes described above.

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the Department of Biological Information.

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