BIOL 518 (Winter)

Advanced Topics In Cell Biology



Instructors:
R. Reyes Lamothe
Bellini 271
(514) 398-5137
rodrigo.reyes@mcgill.ca
M. Zetka Pulp & Paper (514) 398-2956 monique.zetka@mcgill.ca
Workload:
3 credits (0-2-7)
Prerequisites:
BIOL 313 or permission
Content:
This course is for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Readings are recent and classic journal articles and reviews. Specific topics vary but typically include the evolution of cells, cell biology of bacteria, chromosome biology, cell biology in development, mitosis and cell division. The course emphasizes the development of important ideas in the field.
By the end of this class, students should (1) be able to read, interpret and critique works from the primary literature, (2) be familiar with modern techniques and approaches in cell biology, (3) be able to formulate and articulate their ideas both in writing and orally, and (4) be able to provide constructive criticism to their peers.
       
Readings:      
Recent research papers and reviews.    
       
Method:
Discussion of review articles will introduce each topic, followed by in-depth discussion of classic and contemporary papers on that topic. Students participate actively in these discussions.
       
Evaluation:

The course grade is based on an oral presentations, participation, assignments and a term paper. Since participation is a major part of the grade, missed classes will decrease your final grade.

By the end of this class, students should (1) be able to read, interpret and critique works from the primary literature, (2) be familiar with modern techniques and approaches in cell biology, (3) be able to formulate and articulate their ideas both in writing and orally, and (4) be able to provide constructive criticism to their peers.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: Nov. 21, 2019