Module: Cell Biology of Gastrulation

CSB 1020H/S (Summer 2021*), Teaching Section LEC 0107

Coordinators

Professors Ashley Bruce & Rudi Winklbauer

Offered Summer 2021* session, between May and July 2021 for six weeks (plus an organizational meeting in May).

Enrolment limited to 8 students

Weight

One module (0.25 FCE)

Time

TBA

Location

St. George campus, Ramsay Wright Building, room TBA

Course Description

Gastrulation in different animals, including invertebrates and vertebrates, is used to illustrate biological processes and to discuss basic concepts in animal development.  This course will explore cell behaviours that occur during migration, tissue rearrangement and spreading as well as tissue separation.    In addition to discussing these cell behaviours in the context of gastrulation, we will explore other contexts in which these same or similar behaviours also occur.

Evaluation

Seminar
(1 presentation per student on a primary research paper)
40%
Final presentation
(Group project)
30%
Write-up of final presentation
(One per group)
10%
Participation in discussion 20%

Pre-requisites

Some background in developmental biology as well as a strong interest in the topic.

*Summer courses cannot be requested on ACORN until March 15, 2021.

Last updated on October 30th, 2020