Welcome - Molecular Mechanisms of Complex Diseases BIOC 5308   Molecular Mechanisms of Complex Diseases
The objective of this seminar course is to familiarize students with the molecular mechanisms that are involved in human diseases. The course will emphasize Metabolic Syndrome which is comprised of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and clinical applications of molecular signalling. Specific areas that are covered in detail include the role of tumor suppressors, oncogenes, cell metabolism and epigenetic events that give rise to disease. The use of animal models to study the complex interplay between environment and molecular homeostasis will also be discussed.
FORMAT COMMENTS: Essay, oral presentation based on essay, journal article presentation, take home assignments