MGY460H1: Genetic Analysis of Development

MGY460H1: Genetic Analysis of Development

Genetic Analysis of Development

Basic and advanced principles of genetic analysis applied to the study of the best-understood eukaryotic model organisms including the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, the zebrafish, and the laboratory mouse. We emphasize the use of genetic approaches to address problems in cell biology and development, such as the regulation of cell fate and tissue development. Much of the knowledge gained from these experimentally tractable organisms has proven broadly applicable, and the same principles of developmental genetic analysis underlie efforts to understand the development of humans.

Prerequisite: BIO260H1/HMB265H1, MGY311Y1/CSB349H1/BCH311H1

Recommended Preparation: MGY340H1, MGY350H1

Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)

Course CoordinatorDr. Henry Krause

Offered: September to December 2019 - Mondays and Wednesdays (3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Location: HA 410

MGY470H1: human and molecular genetics

MGY470H1: human and molecular genetics

Human and Molecular Genetics

Current aspects of human and molecular genetics including: chromosome structure and function, inheritance of mutations and disease, the human genome and disease gene mapping, cancer genetics, mouse disease models and gene based diagnostics and therapies.

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Prerequisite: BCH311H1/MGY311Y1

            (Note:CSB349H1 is acceptable with permission of the instructor)

Course Coordinator: Dr. Michael Wilson

Offered: January to April 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

Location: MSB 2170



MGY480Y1: special research project

MGY480Y1: special research project

Special Research Project

An opportunity for specialized individual research for 4th year students in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology by arrangement with the course coordinator.  Students with an interest in graduate research are encouraged to participate.

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Prerequisite: MGY311Y1, BCH371H1/MGY312H1/MGY314H1/MGY315H1/MGY376H1/MGY379H1

 Course CoordinatorDr. Marc Meneghini

MIJ 485H1: vaccines and immunity

MIJ 485H1: vaccines and immunity

Vaccines and Immunity

Analysis of the strategies used by pathogenic microbes to evade specific and innate immune responses, and the strategies used to combat infectious disease using vaccines, with an emphasis on molecular and immunological aspects. Special topics include: molecular basis of pathogenicity and immune-evasion strategies; vaccination strateies; challenges to vaccine implementation.

Given jointly by the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Immunology

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Prerequisite: (IMM340H1/IMM350H1),(IMM341H1/IMM351H1), MGY377H1, MGY378H1

Exclusion: MBY480H1, MGY485H1

Course CoordinatorDr. Scott Gray-Owen

Offered: January to April 2020 - Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: HS 106