INS6025 - Chemical Zoology

INS6025 - Chemical Zoology

Date & Time

08 August 2016, 18:30 - 11 November 2016, 21:30

Venue

National Institute of Education, NIE7-01-TR701

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

The main objective of this course is to present a broad coverage of chemical communication in terrestrial and marine animals. The various structural classes of chemicals, pheromones and their biosynthesis and adaptive functions will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on the myriad functions and mechanisms of action of these molecules produced by animals in various phenomena such as bioluminescence and chemosensory mechanisms. The geneses and evolution of chemical communication in animals will also be explored. Topics will include techniques and methodologies employed in the study of chemical communication. This course also highlights the significance of such molecules with regards to biotechnology, especially in the area of drug discovery and development.


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