Kyoto University is offering free online course on Chemistry of Life. The goal of this course is to develop skills for generating new ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology by analyzing pioneering studies.
In this fifteen weeks course. applicants will learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology. The course will start on April 1, 2017.
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Course At A Glance
Length: 15 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
Institution: Kyoto University and edx
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on April 1, 2017
Founded in 1897, Kyoto University is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished research-oriented universities in Asia. The validity of that reputation is testified by the accolades conferred on our alumni researchers, most notably eight Nobel Prize laureates who undertook vital research during their time at the university. In addition to those awards, several other Kyoto University faculty members have received respected accolades, including two Fields Medalists and one recipient of the Gauss Prize.
About This Course
Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems. By bringing together knowledge from multidisciplinary fields, we are empowered with the ability to generate new ideas.
Why Take This Course?
The goal of this course is to develop skills for generating new ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology by analyzing pioneering studies.
- How to generate ideas for research and business
- How to read and write chemical structures
- How to use chemistry for biology
- How to control biological events by chemical means
- How to integrate chemistry and biology
Motonari Uesugi is a Professor of The Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences and Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University; Editorial Board Member of Chemistry & Biology (Cell Press) and MedChemComm (Royal Society of Chemistry); Editor of Biochemical Journal (London). After completing postdoctoral training in Harvard Chemistry Department, Dr. Uesugi started his independent career in Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, where he has established an interdisciplinary laboratory in the area of chemical biology
None. Knowledge of basic junior high school science is recommended.
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