Reproduction is indispensable for the continuity of life. In this class, a number of fundamental questions during the course of reproduction starting from germ cell formation to fertilization will be lectured using a variety of organisms (e.g., yeast, fly, fish, and mouse). Further, the lecturers will talk about practical issues that researchers often come up with; how to select the organisms to study or how to challenge the long-term and short-term biological questions.
To learn the cutting edge knowledge about the following questions in the field of reproductive and developmental biology. To gain in depth understanding of the conservation and divergence in the mechanism of reproduction between different organisms and discuss future perspectives.
1. Mechanism and regulation of meiosis
2. Germ cell establishment during development
3. Germline stem cells and gametogenesis
4. Mechanisms of sex determination in germ cells and soma
Credit is given on the basis of the report describing the students' own search and/or considerations in relation to one or more questions listed in the aim section, which should be submitted no later than Dec. 10th, 2018 to the faculty in charge (Yoshida).
Attendance to the lectures will be also considered. Grading is made on a four level scale (A, B, C and D).
Every Thursday, from Nov. 1st through Nov. 22nd, 2018
13:15 pm to 16:30 pm (two 90 min. classes plus 15 min. interval)
1. Nov. 1st, 2018 Mechanism and regulation of meiosis
(Akira Yamashita, Department of Basis Biology)
2. Nov. 8th, 2018 Germ cell establishment during development
(Satoru Kobayashi, University of Tsukuba)
3. Nov 15th Germline stem cells and gametogenesis
(Shosei Yoshida, Department of Basis Biology)
4. Nov. 22nd Mechanisms of sex determination in germ cells and soma
(Minoru Tanaka, Nagoya University)
Room #111, Myodaiji Campus, National Institute for Basic Biology
English will be used. Japanese will be used if all the students are Japanese-speaking.
〔Textbooks and references〕
Ask the lecturer ad hoc. Regimen may be prepared.
〔Explanatory Note on above URL〕
reproduction, development, germ cells, meiosis, sex, differentiation, gamete, stem cells