Information Package / Course Catalogue
Developmental Biology and Molecular Embryology
Course Code: KHÜ521
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 6
Objectives of the Course

To explain the molecular and cellular approaches in embryo and its development with the help of new technologies.

Course Content

Molecular investigation of embryo fertilization, embryo development, migration and movement of cells in embryo, development of organs, Embryo gene regulation and gene tracking technologies, embryo culture, and embryo imaging technologies are discussed.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Kemal ERGİN
Learning Outcomes
1.Learn the importance of stem cells in embryo development.
2.Understand the movements of the cells in the embryo and the stages of organ development.
3.Examine embryo culture and animal models.
4.Gains knowledge of new molecular and imaging technologies.
5.Have knowledge about transgenic embryo technology
Recommended or Required Reading
1.R. Lanza, J. Gearhart, B. Hogan, D. Melton, R. Pederson, E.D. Thomas, J.Thomson, I. Wilmut. Essentials of Stem Cell Biology. Academic Press
2.Lewandowski M, Mouse Molecular Embryology, Methods and Protocols, Humana Press, 2014.
3.Sharpe P, Mason I, Mouse Molecular Embryology, Methods and Protocols, Humana Press, 2008.
4.Kubiak JZ, Mouse development, from oocyte to stem cell, Humana Press, 2012
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Fertilization and embryo
Week 2 - Theoretical
Development hierarchy in embryo and cell fate
Week 3 - Theoretical
Development of germ layers
Week 4 - Theoretical
Neural crest cells and their importance in development
Week 5 - Theoretical
Epithelial mesenchymal transition event
Week 6 - Theoretical
Development of organs and artificial organs
Week 7 - Theoretical
Assistive reproductive technologies
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid-term exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Animal models used in developmental biology studies
Week 10 - Theoretical
Transgenic embryo technology
Week 11 - Theoretical
Genome regulation technologies in embryo
Week 12 - Theoretical
Embryo and organ culture technologies
Week 13 - Theoretical
In situ hybridization
Week 14 - Theoretical
Cell sorting technologies
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%60
Assignment1%20
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory131239
Assignment214130
Midterm Examination124226
Final Examination148250
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)145
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
3
3
3
3
OÇ-2
3
3
3
3
OÇ-3
3
3
3
3
4
OÇ-4
4
3
4
3
3
OÇ-5
3
3
3
3
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