About this course
This course prepares you for being a researcher in the field of developmental biology of animals. Drawing from a broad selection of vertebrate and invertebrate model species, it covers a wide range of topics from embryology and postnatal development to evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) and regeneration. We specifically focus on a hands-on-experience, allowing you to design, execute and analyze your own experiments.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- summarize the characteristics of a range of popular vertebrate and invertebrate model species;
- understand and explain fundamental processes in embryonic/postnatal development and regeneration (e.g. cell-cell signaling, gene regulation, cell motion, epigenetic modifications)
- understand how embryonic development is related to micro- and macroevolutionary changes;
- understand and use some molecular techniques (e.g. DNA extraction, RNA extraction, gene expression (qPCR, ISH);
- understand how to use software in research (e.g. extract features from experimental data and perform simulations)
- design and execute an experiment, to collect and analyze data, to critically reflect on the results (discussion) and to report the experiment to peers and teachers.
ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety
CBI10306 Cell biology; EZO10306 Human and animal biology I; HAP20306 Human and animal biology, part 2