The course will present and discuss key principles of animal development. We will look at how the specification and spatial organization of diverse cell types is related to shaping, mechanics and growth of developing organs. We will pay special attention to the latest advances in developmental biology and the current important questions in the field. Drosophila, zebrafish, chick, and mouse model systems, as well as embryonic stem cells will be covered. The course will include practical sessions in which the students will get hands-on experience with some of the model systems presented in the course. General background in biology is highly recommended, prior knowledge of developmental biology is not required.

Target group: Biology track students.

Prerequisites: General background in biology is highly recommended, prior knowledge of developmental biology is not required.

Evaluation: Participation in class discussions, final presentation.

Teaching format: Lectures, practicums, in class discussions.

ECTS: 3 Year: 2019

Track segment(s):
BIO-CELL Biology - Cell and Developmental Biology

Teacher(s):
Carl-Philipp Heisenberg Anna Kicheva

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