課程資訊
課程名稱
動物的發育機制與演化歷史
Developmental Mechanisms and Animal Evolution 
開課學期
110-2 
授課對象
生命科學院  生命科學系  
授課教師
游智凱 
課號
Ocean5091 
課程識別碼
241 U5000 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期二3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
海研115 
備註
此課程非屬生命科學系"本系選修"課程。與郭典翰、蘇怡璇合授
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1102Ocean5091_ 
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課程概述

This course aims to deliver enhanced knowledge and recent developments in our understanding of animal evolution. Students enrolled in this course will be familiarized with recently phylogentic results of metazoan animals, principles of developmental evolution, and genome evolution in various models. Each lecture will provide a timely compilation of articles that encompass the most up-to-date information specific to selected topics at different phylogenetic levels. This course also provides a framework to prepare students for careers in related research fields. The course will have a seminar-style format. Students will be assigned to review or research papers, and will be responsible for giving an introductory presentation. The assigned student in each class will lead the group discussion of each paper. 

課程目標
The main goal of this course is to help students develop their critical thinking. Another goal is to help students strengthen their communication skill. Critical thinking and the ability to communicate thoughts are essential for scientific career. The verbal and written exercises in this course are designed to give students the opportunities to practice these skills. 
課程要求
基本背景要求:修過動物學或生物學等相關課程 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Recent review and research articles on evolutionary developmental biology 
指定閱讀
待補 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/15  Course introduction & an overview on the development and evolution of mesoderm 
第2週
2/22  Mesoderm development in Drosophila 
第3週
3/01  Intro: Mesoderm development in vertebrates (I) 
第4週
3/08  Mesoderm development in vertebrates (II) 
第5週
3/15  The origin of mesoderm 
第6週
3/22  Germ layer homology between Cnidarian and Bilaterian animals 
第7週
3/29  Mesoderm development in Spiralian animals 
第8週
4/05  Spring Break 
第9週
4/12  Signaling pathway and mesoderm evolution 
第10週
4/19  Evolution of mesodermal cell types 
第11週
4/26  Evolution of lateral plate mesoderm in chordates 
第12週
5/03  Evolution of the head mesoderm and somites 
第13週
5/10  Evolution & development of the vertebrate neck 
第14週
5/17  Evolution of the vertebrate jaw 
第15週
5/24  Evolution of paired fins in vertebrates 
第16週
5/31  The fin-to-limb transition 
第17週
6/07  Students’ pick 
第18週
6/14  Students’ pick & Final Discussion