updated date : 10, April 2018

Course title Credit and Period:

Genetics:  1Credit   2018 1st semester



Basic concepts, approaches and techniques in Genetics will be outlined and discussed.
In addition, the lecture focuses on how the development of animals and plants,
behaviors and human diseases are controlled by the genes.



1. To understand the historical background and the aim of Genetics
2. To understand the strategies and methods used in Genetics
3. To understand to what extent behaviors and diseases are defined by genes, and the interplay between the genes and other factors


Grading criteria:

The grades will be A, B, C, and D, which are determined by the quality of the paper, which must be submitted to the lecturer by the provided deadline. The subject(s) of the paper must be one of the 3 aspects that are presented in the above Course Objectives.


Lecture plan:

13:30-15:10 on Fridays

May 11, 2018Isao Katsura: What is Genetics?
May 18, 2018Hiroyuki Araki: Molecular genetics
May 25, 2018Kuniaki Saito: Epigenetics and RNA
June 1, 2018Hitoshi Sawa: Genetics of animal development
June 8, 2018Yutaka Sato: Genetics of plant development
June 15, 2018Tsuyoshi Koide: Behavioral genetics
June 22, 2018Ituro Inoue: Human genetics
June 29, 2018Toshimichi Ikemura (Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology) :
Genetics in the big data era



2F seminar room of the library in National Institute of Genetics





Textbooks and references:

Genetics: From Genes to Genomes, 5th edition, Leland H. Hartwell, Michael L. Goldberg, Janice A. Fischer, Leroy Hood, Charles F. Aquadro


Course Coordinator:

Akatsuki KIMURA

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