대학원 과정

2016학년도 교과과정 

 

Department of Biological Sciences

 

Biological Sciences(BIO)

The graduate department of Biological Sciences offers interdisciplinary research training based on fundamental understandings on living organisms and applied knowledge to medical science in order to improve quality of life. The department provides a world-class research environment for biological and medical sciences, such as a state-of-art animal research center, Olympus biomed imaging center, stem cell research center, and cancer research center. This department aims to produce young, brilliant, and creative scientific minds, with world-class renown, by educating them so they are fully equipped and familiar with the basic knowledge of biological and medical sciences as well as cutting-edge research technologies in the state-of-the-art facilities provided by UNIST.


□ Course Description

 

BIO501 Advanced Biochemistry

This is an intensive course in Biochemistry. Beside lectures, graduate students will also be trained to criticize and interpret experimental data on various biochemistry topics by presenting recent research papers published in top-quality journals.

BIO502 Advanced Molecular Biology

This course will cover the molecular biological aspects of a variety of biological phenomena, such as genetic structure and regulation of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms; mechanisms of gene action and gene/enzyme relationships; biochemical manipulation and characterization of genetic macromolecules. A series of presentations and discussions on recent research achievements in molecular biology will equip graduate students with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the field of advanced molecular biology, which will improve their performance as an independent researcher.

BIO503 Advanced Cell Biology

This is an intensive course of Cell Biology. In addition to lectures, graduate students will also be trained to criticize and interpret experimental data on various cell biology topics including up-to-date research achievements on cancer biology as well as the stem cell field.

BIO504 Stem Cell Engineering

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. Given their unique regenerative abilities, stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as diabetes, neural and heart disease. Research on stem cells continues to advance knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms. Stem cell research is one of the most fascinating areas of contemporary biology. One of UNIST’s core research programs is Stem Cell Research. The class in this core program is focused on understanding the pluripotency of mouse and human embryonic stem cells.

BIO505 Cancer Biology

This course provides students with knowledge of the fundamental principles of the molecular and cellular biology of cancer cells. Students will learn the nature of cancer, the role of growth factors, cellular oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, angiogenesis, metastasis, and signal transduction mechanisms in tumor formation. Principles of anticancer drug action and many aspects of immunology, neurobiology, developmental biology related to cancer will be discussed.

BIO506 Biochemistry of Diseases

This course applies basic biochemistry and analytical chemistry to medical diagnosis, treatment and management. It provides a sound, objective basis on which to gauge the extent of a clinical disorder, the biochemical consequences of a particular disease process, and the response to therapy.

BIO507 Biomolecular Network

This course will introduce complex biomolecular interaction networks for example, metabolic networks, regulatory networks and signaling networks. General and specific aspects of cellular signaling pathways and their function in the regulation of cellular processes will be covered.

BIO508 Structural Biology

This course will introduce molecular structure of biological macromoloecules, especially proteins and nucleic acids. This course will cover major methods to determine the three-dimensional structure of protein, how the structures are closely related with their functions. Practical aspect also will be covered.

BIO509 Protein Engineering

This advanced course will cover the broad aspects of proteins, including protein folding, structures, dynamics and functions. Particular focuses will be protein-protein interactions, protein structure-function or/and dynamics-function relationships, and protein macromolecular complexes. Various analytical methods, including spectroscopic and spectrometric tools, and the perspectives on biomedical and industrial applications of engineered proteins will also be discussed.

BIO601 Protein Crystallography

X-ray crystallography is one of the powerful methods to solve the protein three-dimensional structure at atomic level resolution. The main objective of this lecture is to introduce the fundamental principles and techniques of protein X-ray crystallography. The lecture will include macromolecule crystallization method, basic mathematics for crystallography, diffraction theory, data collection, model building and refinement, graphic visualization and structural analysis. Practical aspects of crystallography will be also covered in the class.

BIO602 Signal Transduction in Cells

All aspects of signal transduction pathways will be introduced. A series of lectures on cell division and its mechanisms following extracellular signals in both healthy subjects and disease conditions will be given. In particular, deteriorated signal transduction pathways, due to aging, will be discussed through a series of presentations on recent research findings.

BIO603 Current topics in ImmunologyⅠ

A series of presentations and discussions on recent research achievements published in top-notch immunology journaLS will equip graduate students with up-to-date knowledge and techniques in the field of immunology, which improve their performance as independent researchers.

BIO604 Neurobiology

This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a broad survey of the basic concepts of neuroscience. The course is organized into a series of modules discussing levels of neurobiological functions that range from molecular through behavioral and cognitive processes, and covering topics such as the action potential, molecular mechanisms of synaptic release, neurotransmitters, sensory and motor processing, emotion, cognition and various neurological disorders.

BIO605 Biomaterial and Nanobiotechnology

This course will review current developments of nanobiotechnology utilizing biomaterials such as nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates and their impacts on nanotechnology, biomedical research, and industry. This course particularly focuses on learning how to utilize biomaterials for nanotechnology and biomedical research and what kinds of important techniques are used to study biomimetic nanobiotechnology.

BIO606 Analytical Chemistry of Biomolecules

This course will deal with the characterization and analysis of biomolecules, such as nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and proteins in depth. This course will particularly focus on the fundamental understanding of various types of analytical tools, including electrochemical, chromatographic, spectroscopic, and spectrometric methods, to study the structures and functions of biomolecules. Instrumental details will also be discussed.

BIO607 Advanced Microbial Physiology

This class will look into the inner workings of microbial growth and metabolism. Emphasis will be given to the study of transport systems, metabolic balances (redox/mass/energy), metabolic flux analysis, genetic regulation and the effects of environmental stimuli on the gene expression patterns, with a general focus on bioproduction and whole-cell biosensor systems.

BIO608 Advanced Endocrinology and Metabolism

Westernized societies are confronting an epidemic surge in the incidence of obesity and its attendant co-morbidities. Foremost among these is type 2 diabetes, which is projected to reach a global incidence of 300 million cases by the year 2020. The major goal of this lecture is to provide how obesity and metabolic diseases can be caused and what is the best way to manage the metabolic disorders. For this, this lecture encourages interactions between basic and translational researches. Accordingly, this lecture will concentrate on signaling and regulation of endocrinology in animal systems and in man. Also, this class will provide current insights how mammalian cells can operate their own cellular metabolism and these metabolic pathways can result in systemic metabolism.

BIO701 Molecular Physiology

The primary goal of this course is to develop understanding of the principles of the physiological processes at the molecular level. This course will provide a timely summary of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying physiological processes. The structure-function relationship among signaling biomolecules will be discussed.

BIO702 Current Topics in ImmunologyⅡ

This is an advanced immunology class where immune systems in health and diseases will be discussed. Students will also learn about developments and functions of various immune cells as well as experimental technologies used in immunology. Mainly, current immunological research topics will be discussed.

BIO703 Topics in Genome Data Analysis

This course covers various data analysis methods for genome data including multivariate analysis, machine learning and graph algorithms. Applications for microarray and next generation sequence data are included.

BIO704 Current Topics of Biomedical Research

This course is designed to cover the state-of-the-are technologies and future directions in the field of biomedical engineering. Special interests are focused on artificial tissues to replace that of human and diagnostic devices for medical applications.

BIO705 Mitochondria Biology

With the recent renaissance in mitochondrial biology and increasing recognition of their role in many important human diseases, this course will provide a timely summary of the current state-of-the-art mitochondrial research. This class covers structure and function of mitochondria, dynamics of mitochondria, and the biochemistry of oxidative stress and mitochondrial cell signaling. Mitochondrial implications of important human diseases such as neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, heart attack, and stroke will be discussed.

BIO706 Statistical Genetics

This course covers topics in evolution and population genetics as well as related statistical methods

BIO707 Advanced Structural Biology

This course will generally elucidate the cellular biophysical function of the proteins. The lecture will focus on biophysical activities such as the cell cycle, epigenetics, DNA metabolism, vesicular trafficking, cytoskeleton, signal transduction and membrane biology, in terms of protein structure. The lecture will also cover how to develop and design small molecules for specific diseases (cancer, neurodegenerative disease, etc) that were caused by malfunctions of these proteins.

BIO708 Current Topics in Protein Engineering

This course is intended to introduce the principles and techniques of protein engineering to develop novel tools which help understand from protein functions to diverse diseases in molecular and cellular level. A series of techniques including chemical and light inducible protein modifications will be discussed. Students will be able to understand the up-to-date protein engineering and develop new tools and improve their performance in their research fields.

BIO709 Current Topics in Cellular Physiology

This course is planned to introduce the principles and techniques of cellular physiology. Students will participate in a series of presentations and discussions which help them understand the field of cellular physiology and apply experimental techniques/technologies to their research.

BIO710 Current Topics in Developmental Biology

In this course, students will review recent literature in cell and developmental biology. Students must be actively involved in discussion and also have to exchange their opinion. The topics and literature can be selected by students or instructor.

BIO711 Current Topics in molecular medicine

Molecular and cellular mechanism underlying a variety of common diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis is being uncovered at a breath-taking pace. This course is designed to keep up with the progress by reviewing up-to-date literature. Critical review of the literature will be achieved by free exchange of questions and ideas.

BIO712 Current Topics in Stem Cell Biology

This course will review current research and publications related to stem cell biology.

Students will be able to understand current topic in stem cell biology easily through a series of presentations and discussions.

BIO713 Patho-biotechnology

This course introduces the idea of patho-biotechnology, which is defined in this context as the use of pathogenic processes, virulence factors or other effectors to biotechnological applications. As a relatively new field of science, the topics covered will be both novel and creative, spanning from bacterial ghosts as vaccines to the application of bacteria with cancer treatments and as vehicles for RNAi delivery.

BIO801-810 Special Lectures in Life science A-J

This course is designed to introduce the current trends and the state-of the-art states of various research areas in life sciences. To keep the flexibility of the course, the topics and the instructors will be changed every semesters.

BIO590 The Seminars

The purpose of this course is to extend knowledge to the state-of-the-art R&D in real scientific fields; and to get indirect experience by contacting experts in various fields. Students and professors can exchange their own ideas and information to reach creative and fine-tuned achievements through the Seminars.

BIO690 Master's Research

This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.

BIO890 Doctoral Research

This course is related with the students graduate thesis and dissertation. As such, students should be actively working in a laboratory setting and gaining experience through hands-on experimentation.