Learning objectives/Core skills:
Learning objectives: In depth knowledge of theoretical principles in developmental genetics, biochemistry, and biology as well as of practical methodology in analyzing morphogenetic and pattern formation processes. developmental genetics in selected invertebrates. Understanding and application of methods to identify and analyze gene function as well as manipulate embryos. Molecular and histological analysis of developmentally-relevant induction and cell interaction processes. Knowledge of databases for in silico sequence analysis and model system specific databases. Insights into the evolution of developmental processes.
Core skills: Planning and execution of molecular biological, genetic and embryological experiments to analyze developmental processes. Critical analysis of results, scientific presentation, and discussion of experimental data. Use of publicly accessible resources for research in developmental biology.