BCMB 607 : Molecular Mechanisms of Development


In this course, a number of model organisms will be used as the context within which to discuss the fundamental processes that lead to the generation of a whole organism from a single cell zygote. The activation and sequence of molecular events and the mechanism of their regulation in time and space leading to the formation of individual tissues, organs and systems will be covered in great detail. Many cell-cell signalling pathways are required to differentiate and form the various tissues of an organism. This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of molecular biology; molecular mechanisms involved in embryo development are similar to that of the process of disease and tissue regeneration.