CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

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Code
61783
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 9015 Molecular and health biology (LM-6) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Molecular and health biology)
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Developmental biology (DB) studies events from fertilization to adult and it represents the basis for the study of evolutionary biology that, driven by selection, proceeds under development constraints. This class has been focus on body axes, neurogenesis evolution and cellular differentiation. In the field of cell biology, this class regards aspects of particular interests in DB concerning the cell structure and organization, gene expression regulation, differentiation and stem cell biology.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This class aims at deepening into the following items:

·       The cellular components and processes driving the structure, organization, specialization and cell movement

·       The cellular mechanisms underlying gene expression regulation, mainly focusing on the role played by microRNA in post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation.

·       The experimental approaches in cell biology for the study of the above listed mechanisms in eukaryotic cells.

·       The determination of body axes in different model organisms, both invertebrates and vertebrates

·       The patterns of structures differentiation from the three embryonic layers focusing also on adult stem cells.

 

PREREQUISITES

To efficiently deal with the class contents, students need to have reached sufficient information in genetics, cytology and histology, comparative anatomy and developmental biology.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The phone number and e-mail address will be provided during lessons.