551-0571-00L  From DNA to Diversity (University of Zurich)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Hajnal, D. Bopp, E. Hafen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNo enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: BIO336

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551-0571-00 VFrom DNA to Diversity (University of Zurich)
**Course at Uni Zurich**
2 hrsA. Hajnal, D. Bopp, E. Hafen

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AbstractThe evolution of the various body-plans is investigated by means of comparison of developmentally essential control genes of molecularly analysed model organisms.
ObjectiveBy 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.
Key skills:
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
primary literature
- participate in discussions on topics presented by others

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Hajnal, D. Bopp, E. Hafen
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationRegistration modalities, date and venue of this performance assessment are specified solely by the UZH.

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