Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Обучение бесплатное
Сертификация платная
2 часа курса
О курсе
In this short course, you’ll learn about autophagy, the fascinating degradation process that occurs within cells. The exciting story of 2016 Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi’s research career, during which he discovered autophagy and uncovered its mechanism in yeast, will also be described.
The course is aimed at a non-specialist audience and is divided into three sections (weeks). During the first week, we’ll cover basic cell biology and discuss the fundamentals of autophagy and its role in the cell. In the second week, Professor Ohsumi’s four-decade research career, during which he discovered autophagy in yeast and uncovered its molecular mechanism, will be discussed in detail. The third week’s lecture discusses the role of autophagy in yeast, humans and other organisms, as well as links between autophagy and diseases in humans and the future of autophagy research.
These lectures together provide an insight into an exciting and continually evolving field at the cutting-edge of fundamental biology research. The course also provides an example of a world-leading scientist’s unconventional and diligent approach to research, offering inspiration to young and aspiring researchers and laypeople alike.
Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Learn the fundamentals/applications of autophagy through the inspirational story of Yoshinori Ohsumi’s research, for which he was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and an array of other prizes.
Что Вы изучите?
  • By taking this course, you will be able to: define the fundamentals of autophagy
  • explain the significant roles that autophagy plays in human bodies, plants, and animals  
  • draw upon the inspiring story of Yoshinori Ohsumi and learn the importance of basic research driven by pure curiosity that leads to breakthroughs in science
Yoshinori Ohsumi
Yoshinori Ohsumi
Honorary Professor, Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research Tokyo Institute of Technol...
Yoshinori is an Honorary Professor and Specially Appointed Professor at Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research. He received his Doctor of Science in Physiology from the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo in 1972. Since the discovery of autophagy in yeast about three decades ago, his primary research objective has been molecular characterization and understanding the autophagy mechanism.
Hitoshi Nakatogawa
Hitoshi Nakatogawa
Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hitoshi is an Associate Professor in the School of Life Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Kyoto University in 2002. His current research is aimed at solving intriguing mysteries related to degradation of biomolecules by “autophagy” using yeast as a model organism by employing various research approaches, including molecular biological, biochemical, morphological, and structural biological techniques.
Alexander May
Alexander May
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research Tokyo...
Alexander is a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Monash University in 2016. His research is aimed at understanding the physiological role of autophagy, with a focus on the link between autophagy and mitochondrial function.
Noboru Mizushima
Noboru Mizushima
Professor, Graduate School of Medicine The University of Tokyo
Noboru is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 in Graduate School of Medicine at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He started works on autophagy in yeast in Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi’s laboratory and is now working on the physiological role and molecular mechanisms of autophagy in mammals and other model organisms.
Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.