551-0571-00L From DNA to Diversity (University of Zurich)
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||A. Hajnal, D. Bopp, E. Hafen|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.|
UZH Module Code: BIO336
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|Abstract||The evolution of the various body-plans is investigated by means of comparison of developmentally essential control genes of molecularly analysed model organisms.|
|Objective||By the end of this module, each student should be able to|
- recognize the universal principles underlying the development of
different animal body plans.
- explain how the genes encoding the molecular toolkit have evolved
to create animal diversity.
- relate changes in gene structure or function to evolutionary
changes in animal development.
By the end of this module, each student should be able to
- present and discuss a relevant evolutionary topic in an oral
- select and integrate key concepts in animal evolution from
- participate in discussions on topics presented by others