Molecular Biology 1
The 21st century is the era of biotechnology and at its core is molecular biology. Molecular biology is a complex study that attempts to understand the basic phenomena of life at the molecular level. This course introduces the life phenomena and their principles of molecular units that are basically shared by animals, plants, microbes, and other creatures. General Biology, General Chemistry and General Microbiology are required as the subjects for the course.
This course deals with the topic of how cells, tissues and organs coordinate, regulate and sustain life in the physiological process of the human body. The structure of cells and tissues, the nervous system, the endocrine system, muscles, heart, respiratory organs and reproductive organs are introduced in detail. This course is open to anyone who has completed general biology, but the basic knowledge of biochemistry will be helpful for understanding this course. Students will be able to understand various kinds of biological phenomenon through discussion based courses based on scientific and logic theory, and will be able to deal with different kinds of problems related to the treatment and prevention of the prevailing diseases in the biological science field. Also, students will be able to transfer scientific knowledge on the basis of scientific logic; observation-hypothesis-proof and will be able to share opinions or ideas regarding scientific phenomenon that could resolve different problems.
All living creatures like us are remarkable, complicated systems. Systems biology is an interdisciplinary field of physics, mathematics, computer science and biology. It explores the underlying principles of biological processes and helps us to better understand the phenomenon of life at systems level. Systems biology advances the arrival of new era that makes it possible to control and manipulate biological systems and to even design artificial biological systems. In this class, we will learn about the systems biology view of various biological phenomenon and its analytical methods. In addition, we will learn about the application of systems biology to medicine and its impact on ethical and social issues.
Bio Data Analytics
- - Life sciences are being developed with medical and engineering multidisciplinary systems, and the need for high-capacity data interpretation is emerging. Students will learn the basics of statistical methods and computational algorithms for the interpretation of data in the field of bioscience/engineering, application of sequencing, new drug development, artificial intelligence diagnostic methods, and techniques (statistics, mechanical learning, network analysis, chemical analysis).
- -As a life science scientist (biologist, doctor, pharmacist), the students can understand the latest data interpretation techniques required and obtain the necessary skills and knowledge as a life science data scientist. In addition, using the data provided in the class or collected data, they propose their own application in the field of life sciences, such as diagnosis, new drug discovery, and customized healthcare, and carry out the project.
Recent healthcare industry has been changed toward 4P medicine (Preventive, Predictive, Personalized, Participated). Genomics, part of larger movement toward personalized medicine, is poised to revolutionize healthcare. By cross-referencing an individual’s genetic sequence against known element of “Big Data”. Elements of genomics are already being incorporated on a widespread basis, including prenatal disease, screening and targeted cancer treatments, with more innovations soon to arrive at the bedside, the promise of the genomics revolution is limitless.
The life sciences field is now experiencing tremendous changes. With the development of innovative sequencing techniques and high-resolution, high-efficiency experimental techniques, all future biomedical scientists are invited to analyze, process, and biologically interpret the next-gen tech generated big data. Bioinformatics is becoming a very important field not only for biologists but for computer engineers and data engineers. In response to these changes, this class will help students to learn basic concepts, techniques and analysis tools for using biological databases and to learn storing, organizing, extracting large-scale DNA and protein dataset. This lecture will be held in the form of a project-based team of students with diverse backgrounds. This course requires beginner level biology, computer programming, and statistical knowledge.
Cell biology is the study of the basic units that make up our body, and molecular biology and biochemical knowledge is required. This subject deals with the structure and function of cells, the role of nuclei and how proteins are created and moved, and the role of skeletal cells in charge of cell motion, the structure and function of cell membranes, and the cell wall of plant and microbial cells. Also, a question of how is signaling done? and problems such as cell cycles become abnormal and cancer-causing problems are dealt with if signal transmission is wrong.
Genetics is the oldest and most modern field in the field of biology. The development of molecular biology makes it possible to understand the expression of genes related to generation important to the study of generics. In this course, we will learn about the creation, fertilization and partitioning of sperm and eggs in animals and the development of organs centered on the formation of the brain. It also introduces various studies of generics through research on experimental animals and mutations.
This course will enable us to understand the general concepts and terminology of heredity. This subject is available to those who take courses in general biology. Through this course, we understand the terms and general concepts of genetics. This lectures on the overall knowledge of genetics, not only on Mendel's genetic code, but also on concept, all the way to Quantitative Genetics and population genetics. In addition, we will learn about the use of genetics, which has recently been applied throughout society.
The immune system is an essential factor for survival. Maintaining the balance is essential in immune response through the regulation of the immune system. In the immunology course, we discuss the characteristics of immune cells and the mechanisms of immune responses and regulation. In addition, the course covers the principle of vaccine development and the interactions between the immune system and microbiome. Immunology is a science of multidisciplinary, which requires the background knowledge of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and physiology. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that senior students with the related background take this immunology course.
Molecular Biology 2
This course aims to develop the ability to learn the areas of interest by learning the principles of various fields of research and experiments in molecular biology. Part of what was introduced in the course of Molecular Biology 1 is to deepen some of them, and introduce experimental techniques and genetic engineering related to molecular biology.
This course is suitable for life science majors with a strong background in the cell biological sciences. This course deals with highter level concepts and principles in the field of cell biology. In particular, it provides a deeper understanding for students who wish to conduct research in cell biology area. Topics include : anatomy and physiology of tissues and cells, princlples of cell biological experiments, the biology of organelle thatare reponsible for metabolism and stress responses and some disease-related metabolism such as immunometabolism and cancer metabolism.
Various tissues and cells of the human body exert specialized functions, which are necessary for life. They also interact with each other to maintain biological functions. Among those, immune cells, found throughout the whole body, are specialized to maintain the body’s homeostasis. The disruption of the body’s homeostasis by in- and extrinsic factors (e.g., genetic defects and infections) generally leads to immune activation and subsequent immune pathologies. Furthermore, the malfunction of the immune system can cause diseases. Therefore, a better understanding of the immune system will help us to identify the molecular mechanisms of various pathologies and lead to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies. “Immunology” is designed to impart basic principles of the immune system and to provide an overview of different immune cells. This course will build upon this and introduce more in-depth molecular mechanisms leading to a variety of pathologies and the latest trends in immunological research. This is a PBL course.
The purpose of this class is understanding current issue of life science and developing presentation and discussion skill. Students will be asked to choose a research paper to prepare presentation. Two or three students will be a team and shall provide at least one presentation during the semester. Students will evaluate each other's presentations. It is important to understand that purpose of the presentation relines not only delivering the correct information, but also purchasing others.