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Keiko Torii
BIOL 540
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Weekly discussions of past and current scientific literature in cell, molecular, and/or developmental biology, review of the state of the field, and presentation of research results. Discussions may cover the full breadth of the discipline or focus on selected topics. Graduate status required, or permission of instructor for undergraduates.

Class description

Course objectives: Students will learn how to read up-to-date research articles, interpret data, give presentations and promote discussion. Topics will be on modern plant biology: mechanisms of plant function using molecular, genetic, genomic, cell-biological, biochemical, developmental and/or physiological approaches. Each week, one person (a graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) give ~40 min power point presentation with additional question session/discussion.

Graduate students must choose papers (within past 2 years) from the Plant Biology section of Faculty of 1000 (http://facultyof1000.com) -Plant Biology section. Postdocs and faculty members present high impact papers of their choice.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Keiko Torii
Date: 06/01/2008