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Curriculum

Undergraduate Course
Classification Subject
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Mandatory
Major
Course
BS200
BS202
BS205
BS208
BS209
BS319
Biochemistry Experiment
Cell Biology
BiochemistryⅠ
BiochemistryⅡ
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Experiment
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Major
Course
BS223
BS232
BS307
BS312
BS315
BS318
BS322
BS325
BS326
BS332
BS342
BS346
BS355
BS357
BS358
BS365
BS471
BS413

BS431
BS433
BS435
BS442
BS452
BS453
BS454
BS456
BS458
BS462
Introductory Biotechnology
Microbiology
Physical Chemistry for Life Science
Evolution
Genetics
Developmental Biology
Biological Engineering
Microbial and Cell Biotechnology
Biotechnology Experiment
Microbial Chemistry
Enzymology
Animal Behavior
Pharmacology
Introduction to Neuroscience
Plant Biology
Environmental Microbiology
Animal Cell Culture and Engineering
Experiments for Genetics and
Developmental Biology
Virology
Molecular Biology of Gene Regulation
Bio-Imaging
Stem Cell Biology
Immunology
Physiology
Introduction to Structural Biology
Behavioral Physiology
Synthetic Biology
Environmental Biotechnology
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Classification Subject
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Subject Name Lecture: Lab.:
Credit
(Assignment)
Semester Remark
Research BS463
BS465
BS467
BS469
BS481
BS482
BS483
BS484
BS485
BS486
BS490
BS495
BS496
Genetic Engineering
NanoBioTechnology
Biomaterials
Scientific communication
Topics in Life Science I
Topics in Life Science II
Topics in Life Science III
Topics in Life Science IV
Topics in Life Science V
Topics in Life Science VI
B.S. Thesis Research
Specified Research
Seminar
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Descriptions of Courses

BS200 Biochemistry Experiment
Selected experiments covering the study of the properties of biomolecules are performed in order to expose the students to techniques commonly used in a biochemistry lab, introducing them to modern experimental methods in biochemistry including separation, identification, and characterization of biomolecules.

BS202 Cell Biology
A series of lectures on cell biological subjects; Cell composition, cell structure, Cell cycle regulation, cytoskeleton, Membrane, Transport, Protein Sorting are given in this course.

BS205 Biochemistry I
This course is designed for junior students to have an ability to understand life science in molecular and chemical level and to apply biochemical principle to real life by both theoretical, hypothetical and experimental techniques.  This course covers the Molecular design of life、Protein conformations, Dynamics and function including enzyme reaction cinchonism and kinetics, Generation and storage of metabolic energy including photosynthesis, iosynthesis of lipids and steroid hormones, and Integration of metabolism.

BS208 Biochemistry II
This course is a continuation of Biochemistry I and begins with photosynthesis and the synthesis of biological macromolecules and their components. It focuses on DNA replication, recombination, and repair, RNA synthesis and splicing, and protein synthesis and activation, and also looks at how cells sense and adapt to environmental changes.

BS209 Molecular Biology
This course will cover the integrated introduction to the studies of genes and their activities at the molecular levels including: Mechanisms of gene regulation at the level of transcription, Translation, Replication, and Recombination. One of key features of this course will be the layering various approaches to the detailed mechanisms.

BS223 Introductory Biotechnology
This course consists of two parts. The first part is to define and explain about the biotechnology inductively based on the people who contributed to the development of the "Biotechnology" which will help students understand the allure of the scientific enterprise and the passion with which the best researchers approach their work. The second part is to discuss with students how the biotechnology is applied in health care, agriculture, and environment and its relationship with nanotechnology and information technology.

BS232 Microbiology
This course provides basic concepts on the fundamental aspects of microbiology, including genetics, physiology, and classification. Based on these background, various applications to microbial industries will be discussed.

BS307 Physical Chemistry for Life Science
The goal of this course is to understand the biophysical properties and principles of biological processes.

BS312 Evolution
This course will cover general knowledge of evolution and ecology : Darwinism, evidence of evolution, processes and patterns of evolution, and interactions and homeostasis in ecosystems. The goal of this course is to provide students with macroscopic insight for the life sciences through understanding how evolution proceeds by interactions of organisms with their environment.

BS315 Genetics
The course deals with the rules of inheritance underlying the phenotypic consistency of an organism. Detailed topics include the transfer of genetic information, recombination, mutagenesis, genetic regulatory mechanism, and genes associated with disease and development. The quantitative approaches to population and evolutionary genetics will also be introduced.

BS318 Developmental Biology
In this lecture course, we will deal with the developmental processes by which the genes control cell differentiation and determine pattern from fertilized eggs to adults. In particular, we will emphasize developmental principles and concepts of developmental biology by understanding how genes control the developmental processes in Drosophila and in vertebrates.

BS319 Cell Biology Experiment
This course will deal with basic cell biology experiments as well as basic principles of microscopes. In addition, this course will focus on current cell biology technologies such as live, fixed cell imaging and analyses.

BS322 Biological Engineering
This course intends to introduce all aspects of introductory biochemical engineering such as mass balance, energy balance, and fundamental engineering calculations.

BS325 Microbial and Cell Biotechnology
This course introduces the basic principles related to the cultures of microorganisms plant, and animal cells in bioreactor to exploit cellular activities. Subjects include Cell growth kinetics, Metabolic regulation, Medium design, Environmental factors, and Bioreactor design and operation.

BS326 Biotechnology Experiment
This course is designed to gave students understand the principles of biological engineering related to various bioprocesses using microbes and enzymes. In addition, the part of laboratory course is designed to train students basics biological engineering experimental techniques and practice.

BS332 Microbial Chemistry
This course deals with biosynthesis and biological functions of important secondary metabolites of living microorganism. Topics covered include Antibiotics, Industrially important secondary metabolites, Biosynthesis of polypeptides, Shikimates, Terpenes, and Molecular biological aspects of antibiotic biosynthesis and development.

BS342 Enzymology
In this lecture we have tried to give a broad account of enzymology and have aimed to put current knowledge into prospective. To study enzymes will be helpful to understand a crucial role of catalysis in metabolic process of living organism. Because of the complexicity of such processes, it is necessary to gain an insight into the properties of enzymes in simpler systems such as isolated entities in the test tube. Next we followed a progression from the properties of isolated enzymes to the behavior of enzymes in complex systems, leading up to cells. We include discussion of the importance of enzymes in medicine and industry to emphasize that enzymology is not purely academic but has increasingly wide applications.

BS346 Animal Behavior
Behavior is essential for the gain of success in survival and reproduction by which a lot of animals interact with environment and cooperate each other. This lecture deals with the principles on the development and expression of behaviors at the level of undergraduate students.

BS355 Pharmacology
Students taking this class will gain the necessary understanding of fundamental principles of pharmacology, emphasizing molecular mechanisms of drug action and principles of drug-receptor interactions, drug absorption/pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, etc.

BS357 Introduction to Neuroscience
This lecture introduces the history and basic principles of neuroscience and recent understandings how the structure and physiology of neurons contribute to the brain functions and the control of behaviors. Lectures mainly deal with contents described in the text and present some recently defined priciples or results in the field of modern neuroscience.

BS358 Plant Biology
The plant constitutes an important group of living organisms which provides not only foods but also many medicinal drugs, perfumes, and construction materials. The lecture will cover various introductory plant-related topics including photosynthesis, secondary metabolism, and plant development.

BS365 Environmental Microbiology
This course deals with the characteristics of fundamental physiology, taxonomy and ecology of microorganisms in the clinic, environment, and industry.

BS371 Animal Cell Culture and Engineering
Biological and bioengineering principles underlying animal cell cultures for production of therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and human cells.

BS413 Experiments for Genetics and Developmental Biology
Learning experimental tools and data analyses applicable for the studies on organism in terms of genetic and developmental aspect.

BS431 Virology
This course is designed to provide students with basic and medical characteristics of viruses. It deals with classification, replication, and transcription of viruses. Viral structure and functions are also covered.

BS433 Molecular Biology of Gene Regulation
This course will cover the integrated introduction to the studies of genes and their activities at the molecular levels including: mechanisms of gene regulation at the level of transcription, chromatin structure, DNA methylation, RNA processing, mRNA localization, protein synthesis and degradation, and DNA replication. One of key features of this course will be layering various approaches to the detailed mechanisms.

BS435 Bio-Imaging
This course will deal with the principles of microscopy and applications to understand biomolecules and cells as well as diverse fluorescent proteins that are essential in current biology. In additions, the course will focus on various imaging technologies such as FRET, FLIM, and TIRF.

BS442 Stem Cell Biology
To expand the fundamental knowledge of regenerative medicine, this subject is focusing on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of stem cells, including pluripotency, differentiation, stem cell niche and epigenetic reprogramming.

BS452 Immunology
The course deals with the basic concept of immune system including immune cells, diverse cytokines and their interactions both at cellular molecular levels.

BS453 Physiology
Understanding toward co-ordinations and intergrations of physiologic processes in the body at the level of nano-molecular-cellular-tissue-organ levels.


BS454 Introduction to Structural Biology
An introductory course about structural biology involving X-ray crystallography, which has contributed enormously to the current understanding of biological systems. This lecture will cover the historical development of X-ray crystallography, its contribution to our knowledge about three-dimensional structures of biological molecules, enzyme mechanisms, signal transduction, other biological processes and also drug discovery.

BS456 Behavioral Physiology
This course will focus on aspects of neuroscience related to behavior. We cover basic neuronal physiology, the structure/function of the nervous system, sensory systems and several higher-level cognitive systems. This course will focus on human neuroanatomy and behavior.

BS458 Synthetic Biology
The goal of this introductory course is to provide theoretical backgrounds to understand synthetic biology and its applications. In addition, we well deal with cutting edge high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing as emerging toolboxes.

BS462 Environmental Biotechnology
The course deals with the role of microorganisms in the maintaining of balanced ecosystems in the biosphere. Students will then be encouraged to discuss how to use microorganisms to re-organize an ecosystem destroyed by pollution. Because microorganisms act mainly in water, methods for effectively taking care of polluted water will be the focus of this course. The students will learn to measure the amount of pollution of water; to calculate various parameters for designing effective mechanisms to eliminate polluted water; to use the obtained parameters to create systems of activated sludge treatment, effluent treatment, lagoons, water filtration, and anaerobic fertilization.

BS463 Genetic Engineering
Purpose of the course; To get senior students acquainted with advanced recombinant technology and its application in basic and applied sciences. In addition, genome engineering and functional genomics of living organisms will be discussed with the emphasis on the creation of new metabolic pathways and restructuring of microbial genomes. Knowledge of general microbiology and biochemistry is strongly required.

BS465 NanoBioTechnology
This course deals with how the basic principles of nanotechnology can be integrated into biotechnology and what industrial fields will be created by this consequence in the future. BS467 Biomaterials
This course is an introduction to basic principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the design of medical implants, drug and gene delivery systems, artificial organs, molecular imaging, and matrices for tissue engineering.

BS469 Scientific communication
A successful scientist must be able to effectively communicate his or her ideas and discoveries to peers around the world via publication in international journals, poster presentations, and scientific lectures. This course, which will follow a modified journal club format, is designed to help graduate students learn to better communicate scientific ideas with their colleagues. Students will learn how to critically evaluate primary research papers and will practice presenting their thoughts in a group setting. These skills are invaluable, especially for students planning an to enter graduate schood and pursue an academic carrer in the biological sciences.

BS481 Topics in Life Science I
This course selects a topic that has drawn the particular attention of biological scientists. Discussion will be concentrated on how original discoveries were made, what progress was achieved later on, and what major controversies currently exist, as well as future directions.

BS482 Topics in Life Science II
This course selects a topic that has drawn the particular attention of biological scientists. Discussion will be concentrated on how original discoveries were made, what progress was achieved later on, and what major controversies currently exist, as well as future directions.

BS483 Topics in Life Science III
This course selects a topic that has drawn the particular attention of biological scientists. Discussion will be concentrated on how original discoveries were made, what progress was achieved later on, and what major controversies currently exist, as well as future directions.

BS484 Topics in Life Science VI
The major goal in this course is to provide participants with advanced knowledge, recent research trends and important discoveries in neurobiology and is also to enhance the understanding of neurobiological principles through presentation and in-depth discussion.

BS485 Topics in Life Science V
This course will provide an introduction to advanced cell biology and will cover the following topics: cell chemistry, transcription, translation, cell architecture, metabolism, signal transduction pathways, cell division, and the cell cycle. Students will also learn current molecular biological techniques that are used to study these topics in the laboratory.

BS486 Topics in Life Science VI
This course will deliver and overview and current topics of cutting edge bioengineering technologies and methods to students who major in biology.

BS490 B.S. Thesis Research
Each student is required either to perform an original research or to write an extensive review article for a M.S. thesis.

BS495 Specified Research
This listing is for participation in advanced research under direction of a selected faculty member.

BS496 Seminar
This selection is offered to all students as part of the core curriculum. Recent and interesting work regarding selected issues in modern biological studies is included.