BIOL 5038 1.5 - CURRENT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY AND ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

Course Director :
Dr.  Emanuel Rosonina
329D LSB,  ext. 44702
Email: rosonina@yorku.ca

Date and Time:  Thursdays:   3:30 - 6:30
Location:  321   LSB
Course Session and Course Dates:  FALL 2017 - October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Course ID.:  Y05V01


(Mandatory course for MSc students in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Animal Physiology)

Course Description:

The course is designed to introduce students to the process of scientific inquiry and hypothesis-based research.  The objective is to teach and improve on the students’ skills of scientific writing and oral presentation.  Students will be provided historical and current scientific articles to present and critique, and be required to attend the Gairdner lecture.  Potential issues facing graduate students during their training, such as research progress, expectations and ethical conduct will be highlighted.

Evaluation:

5 Written Assignments  65% (5%, 10%, 15%, 25%, 10%)
4 Oral Presentations     35% (5%, 10%, 10%, 10%)

Bibliography:
Students will be provided or assigned a list of papers for the course.
Readings will be from published peer-reviewed journals such as:
Nature
Science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
EMBO Journal
Journal of Biological Chemistry