Education Curriculum

International Bio-seminar

International Bio-seminar forms part of an innovative global education curriculum (for doctoral program students) designed to develop 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" can be obtained.

Course details

Date Jan/9/2024 (Tue) ∼Jan/10/2024 (Wed)
Supervising lecturer Dr. Priya S. Shah
(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis)
Theme How viruses turn cells into virus factories
Lecture 1: Flavivirus replication and pathogenesis
Lecture 2: Introduction to proteomics part 1 - mass spectrometry
Lecture 3: Introduction to proteomics part 2 - proteomic data analysis
Bio Colloquium Jan/10/2024 (Wed) 11:00-12:00
Molecular mechanisms linking Zika virus replication and neuropathogenesis
Date Jan/16/2024 (Tue) ∼Jan/17/2024 (Wed)
Supervising lecturer Dr. Sean R. Collins
(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis)
Theme Actin cytoskeleton, Rho GTPase and Chemotaxis
Lecture 1: Cell migration and chemotaxis
Lecture 2: Rho GTPases, actin, and polarity
Lecture 3: Optogenetic approaches in cell biology
Bio Colloquium Jan/17/2024 (Wed) 11:00-12:00
Illuminating mechanisms of neutrophil migration and directional sensing using optogenetics and biosensor imaging
Preparatory materials (only available to enrolled students) PDF 1 (PDF: 3.18MB)
PDF 2 (PDF: 584KB)
PDF 3 (PDF: 728KB)

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