Programmed cell death

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Billions of cells in the body die every day. How and why do these cells die? If you want to know the answers to these questions and if you also would like to know how scientists figured them out, this course might interest you.
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 86 reviews
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6 years ago
Good introduction to a fascinating subject. The course is very well built because it does not present you with "out-of-the-oven", complete and validated knowledge. It tells you the story of how research has progressed in the field. It's structure is "this study made this breakthrough discovery; then that study added another discovery, etc". To me, this seemed highly engaging. There isn't a dull moment all the way. I do think that you need some background in biology and research to grasp all the concepts. I struggled with many topics in the course, although the professor makes an effort to explain slowly and build from simple to complex. I would recommend that future offerings add 1-2 weeks of very basic biological concepts before the course goes full speed into the apoptotic pathways.
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4 years, 1 month ago
i think that be avery useful and good information to me . and every student study biology or releated science or to study cancer to know more about how cell get ride from itself
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9/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 9 months ago
This course was difficult for me, however it was so very interesting, thought provoking and presented well. Thank you.
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5 years, 9 months ago
A very well-taught but challenging course especially for someone like me who has scant prior knowledge of biology and genetics. Pretty dense with information but lectures were delivered with clarity by Prof. Conradt. Through her teaching, i got a good peek into the rigorous thought-process of a scientist. It's a fascinating field and well-worth taking as it plays a crucial role in the treatment of many auto-immune diseases, cancers and malignancies. A bonus feature that i liked was the professor taking time out to answer a small handful of questions posed by the students. Plus the teaching assistants did a great job of interacting with the students on the discussion boards.
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6 years ago
I've had some experience studying cell death in traditional biology courses, as well as sifting through papers trying to get a picture of the field for research. Programmed cell death is becoming a very important subject in the field of biology, and at the moment is not covered well (if at all) by current textbooks. Dr Conradt's course more than rectifies this problem - it provides an overview of the field as it is, as well as introduces and demonstrates the use of the techniques used to elucidate the various cell death mechanisms. The production value of this class is wonderful as well - animations/images for every concept, with Dr Conradt presenting all of the material The three TAs have done a great job and answered practically every question I had within 24 hours. It seems they did this for all participants. This is great, but I hope they don't wear themselves out when the course gets bigger on the next offering... The techniques... I've had some experience studying cell death in traditional biology courses, as well as sifting through papers trying to get a picture of the field for research. Programmed cell death is becoming a very important subject in the field of biology, and at the moment is not covered well (if at all) by current textbooks. Dr Conradt's course more than rectifies this problem - it provides an overview of the field as it is, as well as introduces and demonstrates the use of the techniques used to elucidate the various cell death mechanisms. The production value of this class is wonderful as well - animations/images for every concept, with Dr Conradt presenting all of the material The three TAs have done a great job and answered practically every question I had within 24 hours. It seems they did this for all participants. This is great, but I hope they don't wear themselves out when the course gets bigger on the next offering... The techniques and background material could be confusing, especially for students new to biology. I guess if the course won't add a week or two of background in biology, it would be up to the interested student to do the extra reading. In it's current version there are two quizzes - one every two weeks in the beginning, and a final exam. There are no other assignments, which is okay, but I think I could always use some optional practice, if there was any.
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