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Curriculum

Graduate Course
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Mand- atory
General
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CC010
CC020
Special Lecture on Leadership
Ethics and Safety I
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1AU
Fall
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CC500
CC510
CC511
CC512
CC513
CC522
CC530
CC531
CC532
Scientific Writing
Introduction to Computer Application
Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Materials and Engineering
Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
Introduction to Instruments
Entrepreneurship and Business Strategies
Patent Analysis and Invention Disclosure
Collaborative System Design and Engineering
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Mandatory Major Course BS611
BS612
Advanced Molecular Cell BiologyⅠ
Advanced Molecular Cell BiologyⅡ
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3:0:3(3)
Spring Fall
Elective Course BS507
BS512
BS515
BS516
BS518
BS521
BS524
BS525
BS526
BS528
BS531
BS532
BS536
BS538
BS541
BS543
BS547
BS553
BS552
BS554
BS562
BS564
BS571
BS582
BS584
General Clinical Medicine
Biostatistics
Behavioral Genetics
Advanced Genetics
Chemical Genomics&Medicinal Systems Biology
Cancer Biology
Advanced Molecular Biology
Gene Expression
Molecular Virology
Epigenetics
Advanced Microbiology
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Toxicology
Microbial Genomics
Advanced Cell Biology
Advanced Neurobiology
Neural Development
Omics Biology
Advanced Fermentation Technology
Advanced Biological Engineering
Protein Design
Bioanalytical Technology
Advanced Animal Cell Engineering
Food EngineeringⅠ
Novel Drug Delivery Systems
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Classification Subject
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Credit
(Assignment)
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Elective Course BS585
BS586
BS588
BS589
BS613
BS620
BS622
BS624
BS626
BS628
BS631
BS633
BS662
BS664
BS711
BS713
BS720
BS722
BS730
BS740
BS742
BS750
BS760
BS781
BS791
BS801
BS802
BS803
Advanced Developmental Biology
Plant Developmental Biology
Cell Signaling
Cancer Genetics
Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Physical Biochemistry
Enzyme Chemistry
Protein Chemistry and Engineering
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biological Membranes
Microbial Genetics
Microbial Physiology
Bioseparation Technology
Numerical Methods for Biochemical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Human Genomics
Selected Topics in Biochemistry
Biochemistry of Carcinogenesis
Selected Topics in Microbiology
Selected Topics in Cell Biology
Molecular Cell Biology
Selected Topics in Biotechnology
Selected Topics in Environmental Biotechnology
Special Topics in Food Science & Technology
Scientific Writing in English
Advanced Topics in Life Science I
Advanced Topics in Life Science II
Advanced Topics in Life Science III
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Research BS960
BS965
BS966
BS980
BS986
BS990
M.S. Thesis Research
Independent Study in M.S.
M.S. Seminar
Ph.D. Thesis Research
Ph.D. Seminar
Graduate Student Seminar

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Descriptions of Courses

BS507 General Clinical Medicine This course designed to give students a basic understanding of clinical medicine. Topics include etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The each lecture will be given by a specialist in the each clinical area..

BS512 Biostatistics
The course deals with descriptive and analytical method of biological phenomena, and the topics treated include distributions of statistical tests, analysis of variance, regression and correlation..

BS515 Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral genetics is to explore the genetic basis of behaviors. This lecture will also deal with key methods in behavioral genetics including gene-targeting, inbred mouse usage and behavioral tests for sensory-motor, emotion, learning and memory and etc..

BS516 Advanced Genetics
Genes of the higher eucaryote are characterized by complex structures and their activation is restricted by various methods. This course examines the biological significance of such structures and functions and helps students create insight into the activation of genes through post-transcriptional modification by methylation. Moreover, it will cover specific examples of medical applications concerning the unique regulation mechanism of sex chromosomes..

BS518 Chemical Genomics & Medicinal Systems Biology
With advances in determining the entire DNA sequence of the human genome, it is now critical to identify and catalog genes for specific cellular pathways, and ultimately to formulate and modulate genomic networks in complex biological systems. This course will focus on the recent development of such genomic approaches, including chemical genomics that uses small molecules to probe and control human genomic networks. These multi-disciplinary approaches with medicinal systems biology approach will provide the relevant and creative directions for efficient discovery of drugs, therapeutic disease genes and disease networks in human bio-systems. Thus, the importance of these genome studies will be highlighted to perform basic and clinical research for diagnosis, drug discovery and development..

BS521 Cancer Biology
This course is and in-depth introduction to cancer biology including cellular, molecular, biochemical and genetic aspects. Students will also be exposed to the application of fundamental knowledge to cancer prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Formal didactic lectures on each weekly topic will be followed by students presentation of original scientific literature. The course is inteneded for graduate students and advanced undergraduates..

BS524 Advanced Molecular Biology
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding and history of molecular biology. Topics include: structure and function of nucleic acids, enzymes involved in DNA replication, in vivo DNA replication, transcription and translation in general..

BS525 Gene Expression
This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental principles underlying various steps of gene expression with an emphasis on molecular mechanism of transcription regulation. Topics include the mechanistic steps of transcription, the roles of transcription factors, regulation of gene transcription, RNA processing and editing, translational post-translational control..

BS526 Molecular Virology
This course deals with the structure, replication and functions of viral genes in molecular level and emphasizes the understanding of the molecular characteristics of animal viruses..

BS528 Epigenetics
The regulation of gene expression in many biological processes involves epigenetic mechanisms. This class is intended for those working in the field, as well as being a suitable class for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on gene regulation..

BS531 Advanced Microbiology
This course covers chemistry, synthesis, and functions of structural components of bacteria, diversity of morphology, physiological and ecology of bacteria and other microorganisms. Interrelationships between microorganisms and their environment are also covered..

BS532 Applied and Environmental Microbiology
This course deals with the roles of microorganisms in the environment and industry: the characteristics of microorganisms in applications are discussed..

BS536 Environmental Toxicology
This course covers the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of toxic substances. Topics include: Target organ toxicity and toxic mechanisms of drugs, Pesticides, Food additives and air pollutants. Regulation and risk assessment..

BS538 Microbial Genomics
This course is intended to give graduate students familiarity with microbial sequencing, microbial functional and comparative genomics and microbial evolution..

BS541 Advanced Cell Biology
This course emphasizes the molecular structure/function relationship at the cells. Focus is given on cell membrane permeability, cellular interaction, cytoskeleton/motility, function of ER. Golgi complex, mitochondria, ribosome, etc..

BS543 Advanced Neurobiology
This course will study basic aspects of neurons (development, synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity) and molecular mechanisms underlying various brain functions (i.e., sensory-motor system, sleep and memory) and dysfunctions (i.e., schizophrenia).

BS547 Neural Development
The objective of this course is to understand the basis of neural development in molecular and cellular levels of the nervous system from genes to memory and behavior of the animals..

BS552 Advanced Fermentation Technology
This course covers the application of microbial physiology and biochemical engineering principles to fermentation processes of practical importance to exploit the activity of microorganisms to the greatest extent. Selected topics include fermentations of primary and secondary metabolites and other biologically active substances. In addition, a recombinant DNA fermentation system are introduced and discussed on fermentation technology..

BS554 Advanced Biological Engineering
This course deals with the handling of the bioreaction of enzymes and microbial cells in the various types of bioreactors, in order to make the bioreactors, in order to make the bioprocesses more economically feasible. It covers the following topics: Interpretation of principal ideal reactions, Kinetics of biocatalytic reactions, Design and analysis of bioreactors, Control and optimization of bioreactors. Certain segments of BS324 are discussed here in more depth..

BS562 Protein Design
This course will focus on principles and progress in design of proteins with desired functions as well as on the fundamental aspects of proteins..

BS564 Bioanalytical Technology
Analytical trargets in Biochemistry/Biology include small molecules with biological activities, bio-macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids), cells and animals. This course will be focused on principles in various analytical methods used in research of Biochemistry/Biology..

BS571 Advanced Animal Cell Engineering
The course will provide the students with basic knowledge on cell functions needed for cultivation of animal cells. In addition, the students will be informed about the production of therapeutic proteins from animal cells. Discussions will be also held on recent trends concerning the tissue engineering of human bone marrow, epidermal, and liver cells..

BS582 Food Engineering I
This course deals with engineering principles related to mass transfer, heat transfer and momentum transfer in food processing. Principles of a panel test and physics-chemical properties of food materials are also discussed..

BS584 Novel Drug Delivery Systems
This is a general education course of novel drug delivery systems (DDS), introducing sustained-release DDS formulation and targeted drug delivery systems. The importance and current problems concerning stabilization and formulation of DDS and gene delivery systems are the major topics of discussion in this course, as well as the design of polymeric scaffold systems for effective drug delivery..

BS585 Advanced Developmental Biology
To improve the fundamental knowledge of animal development, this subject is focusing on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of major mammalian developmental events, including oogenesis, spermatogenesis, fertilization, early embryonic development, implantation and organogenesis..

BS586 Plant Developmental Biology
The plant, an important group of living organisms which provides not only foods but also many medicinal drugs, perfumes, and construction materials, has evolved separately from the animal, thus the extrapolation of knowledge gained from the animal has the limited use. Since our existence on Earth depends so much on plants, however, it is necessary to understand how plants develop themselves and maintain the integrity as multicellular organisms. This lecture will cover how plants develop themselves and how plants maintain the integrity at the molecular levels..

BS588 Cell Signaling
This course explores advanced topics in cell signaling related to cell proliferation cell death, cell cycle, and so on. Some topics covered include the following: protein kinases and their function, phosphatases and their role in regulation, growth factor receptors and G-proteins, calcium and other second messengers, cell cycle and immune system signal transduction events, etc. A basic review of overall related researches will be provided, and current findings from the scientific literature will be discussed..

BS589 Cancer Genetics
Cancer Genetics will discuss the functions of oncogenes and tumor suppressors which are frequently altered in various cancers. In addtion, this will discuss the molecular mechanism by which these altered expressions promote tumorigenesis and modern cancer genetics..

BS611 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology I
This course covers recent advances in most areas of modern life sciences which graduate students should be acquainted with for their own thesis researches. The course will place a particular emphasis on basic processes of cell biology..

BS612 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology II
This course is the continuation of Molecular Cell Biology I, which will cover the recent advances in several fundamental biological phenomena occurring at the level of cells with a particular emphasis on their molecular and mechanistic aspects..

BS613 Cellular and Molecular Immunology
This lecture will provide the students with basic and comprehensive concepts of modern immunology in cellular and molecular level. Topics include development of immune system, innate and adaptive immunity, recognition of antigen, lymphocyte development and activation, and immune system in health and disease..

BS620 Physical Biochemistry
This course deals with the principles of physical chemical methods in biochemistry and molecular biology. Hydrodynamic as well as spectroscopic methods for separation, characterization and structure determination of biopolymers such as proteins and nucleic acids are discussed..

BS622 Enzyme Chemistry
This lecture course deals with a comprehensive discussion of enzyme catalysis: principles of catalytic mechanisms, kinetics of enzyme and nonenzyme catalyzed reactions allosteric interactions between subunits and the mechanisms of coenzyme catalyzed reactions..

BS624 Protein Chemistry and Engineering
This course provides seniors with an ability to understand modern protein folding and protein structure analysis. Topics include methods for determining protein structure, biological and biochemical methods in protein design, purposely modified proteins and their properties. Design of mutant proteins, structural analysis of mutant protein by NMR and X-ray crystallography, and applications to science medicine and industry are also included..

BS626 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
This graduate course provides students with the current advancements in nucleic acid research. Focus is given on new unusual structures of DNA and RNA, and newly discovered functions of RNA ribozymes, telomerase RNA, guide RNA and anti-sense RNA, etc..

BS628 Biological Membranes
The course focuses on the relationship between the structure and function of biological membranes. The lectures will also provide insight to the characteristics of the liposome, the mutual relationship between liposomes and proteins, the transport of molecules through the membrane, the electrical phenomenon in organisms, the effect of hormones, and the mechanism of energy transduction and membrane fusion..

BS631 Microbial Genetics
Provides graduate students in biological sciences with an ability to apply microbial genetics methodology and reasoning to specific biological problems. Topics include mutation and metagenesis, gene theory, mapping and strain construction, genetic manipulation in vivo, plasmid and genetic manipulation in vitro, physical characterization of the whole genome, repair and recombination. mobile genetic clements, control of gene expression, fungi as a genetic system, lambda bacteriophages, and a genetic approach to morphogenesis and behavior..

BS633 Microbial Physiology
Advanced topics related to microbial physiology at the graduate level are discussed with a particular emphasis on the methodology of approaching a problem. This course covers protein localization, cell division sensory response/signal transduction, stress response, and various global regulatory networks..

BS662 Bioseparation Technology
Basic principles for the economical purification of valuable bio-materials are provided in this course. Issues with regard to scale-up purification processes from bench- to plant-scale are also dealt with..

BS664 Numerical Methods for Biochemical Engineering
This course is focused on mathematical methods which are basically required to understand and solve biochemical engineering problems. The numerical methods to solve linear algebraic equations, ordinary and partial differential equations are provided. Matrix operations and the Runge-Kutta method for numerical integration are included..

BS711 Bioinformatics
The course provides graduate students with an overview of the characteristics of biological information, organization, and processing mechanism, and introduces various approaches to simulate those systems..

BS713 Human Genomics
The course provides the student with an ability to apply the concept of DNA, chromosome and cell in classical genetics to very real situation on human genome, genetic engineering, gene therapy, along with biomedical application in human health care..

BS720 Selected Topics in Biochemistry
This course is designed to provide doctoral degree candidates with the current advancements of biochemical research with a focus on a few specific topics of contemporary interest. Different topics are discussed every year..

BS722 Biochemistry of Carcinogenesis
This course is designed for graduate students to understand the basic biochemistry of chemical carcinogens. These include metabolism of chemical carcinogen, interactions between the carcinogens and oncogenes, inhibition of chemical carcinogenesis, chemopresentaton and reduction of cancer risks, and finally influence of dietary constituents in chemical carcinogenesis..

BS730 Selected Topics in Microbiology
This course deals with the mist up to date information about microbiology with an emphasis on the applications to production of industrially useful products..

BS740 Selected Topics in Cell Biology
This course is designed to provide doctoral degree candidates with the current advancements of cell biology research with a few specific topics of contemporary interest..

BS742 Molecular Cell Biology
Details of the cell's delicate structure, functions and their interrelationships are presented. Topics include: plasma membrane, cell nucleus, cytoskeleton, cell signalling, cell growth and division, cell adhesion, cell junctions and the extracellular matrix..

BS750 Selected Topics in Biotechnology
The purpose of this course is to give graduate students the most up-to-date information about biotechnology. Topics are decided by instructors. Covered topics are as follows: molecular biology, industrial microbiology, biochemical engineering biomedical technology, and cell cultures..

BS760 Selected Topics in Environmental Biotechnology
The purpose of this course is to give graduate students the most up-to-date formation about environmental biotechnology..

BS781 Special Topics in Food Science & Technology
This course is designed to expose graduate students in biotechnology to the research topics of current interests in food sciences and technology. It covers the following topics: food biotechnology, novel bioseparation, food additives, and food packaging. Covered topics are as follows: Physical chemistry, food engineering, food chemistry and biochemistry..

BS791 Scientific Writing in English
The course is intended to improve graduate students ability to present their research results at international scientific meetings and to write manuscripts for international scientific journals. Students taking this course are to learn structural management and technical pitfalls in scientific writing. They will also practice writing and proofreading of scientific papers..

BS801 Advanced Topics in Life Science I
The course provides graduate students with an overview of the characteristics of biological information, organization, and processing mechanism, and introduces various approaches to simulate those systems..

BS802 Advanced Topics in Life Science II
The course provides graduate students with an overview of the characteristics of biological information, organization, and processing mechanism, and introduces various approaches to simulate those systems..

BS803 Advanced Topics in Life Science III
The course provides graduate students with an overview of the characteristics of biological information, organization, and processing mechanism, and introduces various approaches to simulate those systems..

BS960 M.S. Thesis Research
This listing is for participation in advanced research under the direction of a faculty member..

BS965 Independent Study in M.S.
This listing is for participation in advanced research under the direction of a faculty member..

BS966 M.S. Seminar
This selection is offered to all students in biological sciences as a core curriculum course. The course covers recent relevant and interesting research in modern biology..

BS980 Ph.D. Thesis Research
This is advanced research under the direction of a faculty member..

BS986 Ph.D. Seminar
This is offered to all students in biological sciences as a core curriculum course. The course covers recent research works in which topics include selected issues of modern biological studies interesting to members of discipline..

BS990 Graduate Student Seminar
This course intends to enhance the skill of presentation and communication of the predoctoral students by providing them with an opportunity to present their own results obtained during their doctoral training. In this course, it is mandatory for students to present twice before they finish the Ph. D. program..