Course title
Life Science

Course content
For the understanding of basic structure and function of cells, a current molecule cell biology, biotechnology, and bioscience are lectured in detail including the most academic achievement. Practical research techniques and listening life science in English are also introduced up to the most recent point that cells represent a miniature universe of life formed so elaborately as well as the way by which researchers have elucidated thesis fact, leading to comprehend and realization of cells, which become a site of production by metabolism.
Purpose of class
For the comprehension of basic structure and function of cells, the objective is the point that current molecule cell biology, biotechnology, and bioscience are understood in detail including the most academic achievement.
Goals and objectives
  1. You are able to comprehend the mechanism of biochemistry and physiology based on life science
  2. You are able to suppose the future based on development of genome study.
  3. You are able to understand the life.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of life Scinece INTRODUCTION 200minutes
2. Diffusion and Osmosis Chapter 1 200minutes
3. Enzyme Catalysis Chapter 2 200minutes
4. Mitosis and Meiosis Chapter 3 200minutes
5. Plant Pigment and Photosynthesis Chapter 4 200minutes
6. Cell Respiration Chapter 5 200minutes
7. Molecular Biology Chapter 6 200minutes
8. Genetics of Drosophila Chapter 7 200minutes
9. Population Genetics and Evolution Chapter 8 200minutes
10. Transpiration Chapter 9 200minutes
11. Physiology of the Circulatory System Chapter 10 200minutes
12. Animal Behavior Chapter 11 200minutes
13. Dissolved Oxygen Chapter 12 200minutes
14. Chi-squared Test Chapter 13 200minutes
Total. - - 2800minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

1. 7% 30% 37%
2. 7% 30% 37%
3. 6% 20% 26%
Total. 20% 80% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The credit requires over 60% of total score on the examinations (quiz, report, oral report) of which include the topics of "goals and the objectives".
Textbooks and reference materials
1. Life Science English by Paul Andersen and Hiroshi Nojima edited by Kodansha (in English and Japanese)
2. Basic of life Science by Hiroshi Nojima edited by Tokyo-kagakudojin (in Japanese)
3. Biochemistry- The Molecular Basis of Life by Trudy Mckee and James R. Mckee edited by OXFORD (in English and Japanese)
It is very important to learn basic knowledge of organic chemistry, organic-biochemistry and biochemistry.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Lunch time on every Monday is available for me.
Development of social and professional independence
    Active-learning course
    Course by professor with work experience
    Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
    Applicable Applied Chemistry "Life Science" (Mitsuo Yamashita Prof.)
    Based on a working experience in Pharmaceutical company, I lecture you the basic structure and function of cells, a current molecure cell biology, biotechnology, and bioscience.
    Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
    Last modified : Fri Mar 18 23:12:43 JST 2022