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Introduction to Cell Biology

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Introduction to Cell Biology

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Academic year 2021/2022

Teacher
Prof. Alberto Puliafito
Year
1st year
Teaching period
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Type
NA
Credits/Recognition
1
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
BIO/10 - biochemistry
Delivery
NA
Language
English
Attendance
Obligatory
Type of examination
Oral
Type of learning unit
modulo
Modular course
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Sommario del corso

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Program

The course is structured around 8 hours of teaching. Due to its extreme brevity I have chosen to cover only a few selected topics:

  1. Visualizing cells to get insights into tissue homeostasis
  2. Cell signaling and collective migration
  3. Stem cells and population dynamics in cancer
  4. Directional migration and lymphocyte homing to cancer cells

The course will give priority to the understanding of the basic principles underlying these 4 topics and to focus on modern experimental techniques that can help perform measurements on such phenomena. Particular attention will be devoted to the development of a common sense for numbers in cell biology , i.e. the estimation of duration, rates, physical dimensions, etc...

Each topic will be examined by considering one scientific article along with a more general review on the topic. You will have to read in advance at least 2 of the 4 proposed papers and reviews and propose a list of questions that will help the teacher to shape the lectures around the interests and needs of the students.

Questions should necessarily be of general interest (what is meant by differentiation? What is a transcriptional profile? What is fluorescence microscopy?) and more detailed depending on your research interests and curiosity. For obvious reasons, each paper should be picked by at least one of you.

Each topic will therefore be covered in 2 hours of lectures, which will be roughly subdivided into 45 min general introduction of the problem, 45 min experimental paradigms faced by the paper and 10 min discussion.

Timetable and Deadlines:

The course Introduction to Cell Biology will take place on:

- February 2nd 9 - 11 AM Visualizing cells to get insights into tissue homeostasis

- February 4th 9 - 11 AM Cell signaling and collective migration

- February 9th 9 - 11 AM Stem cells and population dynamics in cancer

- February 11th 9 - 11 AM Directional migration and lymphocyte homing to cancer cells

All lectures will be delivered face to face at S. Luigi Hospital, Aula Blu, unless otherwise communicated depending on pandemic rules and regulations.

Deadlines: send out questions 1 week in advance with respect to each corresponding lecture.

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Learning assessment methods

Each student will be required to prepare a short presentation (5 slides) on one of the topics presented (not necessarily the ones she/he picked for reading). Details will be communicated during lectures.

Suggested readings and bibliography

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    01/03/2020 at 00:00
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