Education Curriculum

International Bio-seminar

International Bio-seminar forms part of an innovative global education curriculum (for doctoral program students) designed to foster researchers that can play an active role in the international community.

In this module, students practice discussing research in English to gain the necessary language proficiency. They will engage with Anglosphere instructors and researchers, including those from the College of Biological Sciences of UC Davis (UCD-CBS), in a two-day intensive seminar conducted in English. Before the seminar begins, students will study academic articles written in English to familiarize themselves with the technical terms and key concepts. The seminar consists of small group discussions, which encourage the students to actively contribute.

※By completing this course, a credit of International Training (Category 3) can be obtained.

Course details

Date 12/8/2020 (Tue) ∼12/9/2020 (Wed)
Dr. Philipp Zerbe Dr. Ted Powers
(Department of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis)
Theme Plant metabolism
Lecture 1: Introduction to plant specialized metabolism
Lecture 2: Mass spectrometry
Lecture 3: Functional genomics for studying plant metabolis
Bio Colloquium 12/9/2020 (Wed) 11:20-12:00
Investigating the Metabolic Diversity of Plant Terpenoids Toward Biotechnology Applications
Date 12/14/2020 (Mon) ∼12/15/2020 (Tue)
Dr. Su-Ju Lin Dr. Richard Mckenney
(Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis)
Theme Regulation of NAD+ homeostasis and cellular life span
Lecture 1: Regulation of cellular lifespan in budding yeast (part I)
Lecture 2: Regulation of cellular lifespan in budding yeast (part II)
Lecture 3: NAD+ homeostasis and its role in cellular aging
Bio Colloquium 12/15/2020 (Tue) 11:20-12:00
NAD+ homeostasis and signaling: insights from budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Preparatory materials (only available to enrolled students) PDF 1 (PDF: 705KB)
PDF 2 (PDF: 2.01MB)
PDF 3 (PDF: 361KB)

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