This course gives fundamentals of diverse fields of life science and introduction of current topics. On the basis of the knowledge given in "Fundamental Life Science 1-1", the classes cover more details of the central dogma and protein functions and fundamentals of enzymes, signal transduction and membrane transport, bioinformatics, and animal body plans, as well as current topics such as systems biology and genome-based drug discovery.
This course aims to provide fundamental knowledge on life sciences as the basis not only for advanced life sciences but also for broad fields in science and technology.
By the end of this course, students will understand the fundamentals of life sciences, which shall be the basis for broad fields in advanced science and technology. In addition, the students will more deeply understand current topics related to life sciences.
biology, genome, enzyme, body plan, bioinformatics
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students will learn about the topics with a textbook, PowerPoint slides, and handouts. Students are divided into eight classes (in Japanese) and one (in English), taking a class session once per week.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||DNA replication and repair||Understand the basic mechanisms of DNA replication and repair|
|Class 2||Control system of gene expression||Understand the basic mechanisms for gene expression|
|Class 3||Signal transduction and membrane transport||Understand the basic mechanisms of signal transduction and membrane transport|
|Class 4||Bioinformatics: genome analysis, systems biology, and genome-based drug discovery||Understand the basis and importance of bioinformatics|
|Class 5||Protein synthesis (translation, modification, folding) and degradation||Understand the basic processes of protein synthesis and degradation|
|Class 6||Enzyme and chemical kinetics: proteins as catalysts||Understand the basis of enzymatic reactions|
|Class 7||Body plan of animals||Understand the basic body plan of animals|
|Class 8||Integral study||Unify the knowledge learned in Classes 1 to 7|
"Biology", C. Starr, C.A. Evers, L. Starr
Learning achievement is evaluated by a final exam.
The prerequisite to take this course is that you have acquired the credits of "Fundamental Life Science 1-1" and "Fundamental Life Science 1-2".
Without having acquired the credits of the above course, the credits of this course will not be counted as the necessary number of credits for graduation.
Students must have completed Fundamental Life Science 1-1 and Fundamental Life Science1-2.