Previous course code: LIFS 4580
An introduction to bioinformatic analysis in life science. Students will learn about the principles and approaches used in working with genetic, genomic and proteomic data. Applications to basic science and translational research will also be introduced. No experience in computer programing is required.
Remarks: BCB and BIOT elective
LIFS 3140Learn more: Read More
Chromosome biology and epigenetics is an important field highly relevant to human health. This course will cover recent advances in the fields of epigenetics and chromosome biology.
LIFS 2210Learn more: Read More
The biochemistry of major food ingredients including proteins, oil, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals; functional and nutritional properties will be emphasized.
Credit(s): 3Learn more: Read More
Determination of protein sequences and three-dimensional structures; relationship between structure and function; principles of protein design and engineering; molecular, biochemical and genetic approaches to study protein function and regulation.
LIFS 2210Learn more: Read More
[LIFS 4380 is offered in every other year.]
Fundamental concepts of drug action and toxicity; clinically useful agents in central and peripheral disorders; toxicology of drugs and agents that are hazardous to living organisms.
LIFS 2040Learn more: Read More
IMPORTANT NOTE: This course will not be offered in Spring 2021
Overview of aquaculture in relation to food production and biotechnology, including problems and prospects. Examples of aquacultured aquatic species and aquaculture biotechnology enterprises. Aquaculture biology and practices: larval rearing, nutritional practices and feeds, reproductive control, application of genetics and genetic manipulations.
LIFS 2040 OR LIFS 2060Learn more: Read More
[LIFS 4190 is offered every other year.]
Recent advances in the study of the molecular mechanisms of cell function, with an emphasis on the structure and function of signaling components that control cell growth, differentiation, and integrated responses in eukaryotic cells.
LIFS 3020Learn more: Read More
Fundamentals in the epidemiology, etiology and treatment of cancers; basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis. For LIFS/BIBU students in their fourth year of study.
LIFS 3020 OR LIFS 3140Learn more: Read More
Cellular, biochemical and genetic basis of immunity; cells in immune response, antigens and antigen recognition; antibodies and the generation of diversity; major histocompatibility complex; cell mediated immune response; regulation of immune response; autoimmunity, tissue transplantation and rejection.
LIFS 2040/2210, and LIFS 3140Learn more: Read More
The aim of the course is for students to acquire hands-on laboratory experience in conducting a short research project and producing a formal written report. Each student will conduct the bench work for the proposal developed in the prerequisite course LIFS 3510 and hence under the same faculty supervisor as LIFS 3510. Due to the short duration, emphasis is on appreciation of the research process rather than results obtained. Approval of a faculty supervisor is required for students to enroll in the course. Graded P or F.
LIFS 3510 OR SCIE 3500Learn more: Read More