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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

WEEK 1

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1.1 The Family of Biological Rhythms 7m
1.2 The Circa-Rhythms5m
1.3 Spatial and Temporal Niches3m
1.4 The Case of Gonyaulax polyedra 6m
1.5 Introduction to the Second Half of Lecture 1 50s
1.6 Circadian Rhythms in Mammals 7m
1.7 Circadian Clocks in Flies, Plants and Fungi12m
1.8 Wrap up for Lecture 118m
1 reading
Literature suggestion10m
2 practice exercises
Lecture 1, Introduction, first half.30m
Lecture 1, Introduction, second half.30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

WEEK 2

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 46 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.1 Pittendrigh´s generalisations 1-9 17m
2.2 Pittendrigh´s generalisations 10 and 11 7m
2.3 Pittendrigh´s generalisations 12-16 and entrainment11m
2.4 Wrap-up for Lecture 28m
3 readings
Literature suggestion10m
Translation of de Mairan's botanical observation5m
Obituary Jürgen Aschoff10m
1 practice exercise
Formalisms30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

WEEK 3

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3.1 The first clock gene8m
3.2 The negative feedback hypothesis 15m
3.3 More clock genes -many more! 5m
3.4 Post transcriptional mechanisms and the clock 11m
3.5 Indications of a non-transcriptional clock 6m
3.6 Zeitgebers and the molecular clockwork9m
3.7 Wrap-up to Lecture 34m
1 reading
Literature suggestion10m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 3 Molecular mechanisms30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

WEEK 4

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
4.1 Clock control: which processes in humans and how to measure them? 10m
4.2 Schwänzeltanz 5m
4.3 The SCN regulates the timing of physiology and behaviour 3m
4.4 Clock controlled genes (ccg´s) 14m
4.5 Clock regulation of behaviour: genetic mechanisms 5m
4.6 Clock regulation of other major regulatory systems 4m
4.7 Wrap-Up to Lecture 414m
1 reading
Literature suggestion10m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 4: Clock control30m

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