1. Timetable of the lecture Epigenetics summer semester 2020/2021 (mandatory)
  2. SYLLABUS of the lecture Epigenetics summer semester Epigenetics 2020/2021
  3. Timetable of the lecture – Bioinformatics – Winter semester 2020/2021 (facultative)
  4. SYLLABUS – Bioinformatics – Winter semester 2020/2021
  5. Timetable – Ph.D. Seminars – Winter and summer semester 2020/2021
  6. SYLLABUS – Ph.D. seminars – Winter and summer semester 2020/2021
  7. English classes timetable – winter semester 2020/2021
  8. SYLLABUS – English – Winter and summer semester 2020/2021

TIME TABLE

Epigenetics

Summer semester 2020/2021

 (mandatory)

Lecture will be held Wednesday’s in online mode

Responsible person: Prof. Jadwiga Jaruzelska

 

Date Time Topic

 

Lecturer
31.03.2021

 

9:00 -10:00

 

 

 

10:00-12:00

Introduction to epigenetics

 

 

 

Biochemistry of nucleotide DNA modification processes, including enzymes responsible for establishment (writers), recognition (readers) and removal (erasures) of such epigenetic marks

 

Prof. Jadwiga Jaruzelska

 

 

 

Prof. Jan Barciszewski

7.04.2021 9:00-12:00 Chromatin carriers of epigenetic modifications including methodologies used in studying such events Dr. Weronika Sura
14.04.2021 9:00 -11:00 microRNA in myogenesis Prof.Krzysztof Sobczak
21.04.2021

 

9:00-11:00 Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and methodologies in studying their functionality Dr hab. Agnieszka Dzikiewicz-Krawczyk
28.04.2021

 

9:00-11:00 Circular RNAs (circRNAs) – functional significance and methodologies for their identification and function

 

Dr Monika Piwecka
5.05.2021

 

9:00 -10:00  PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) – functions in genome stability and transmission of epigenetic information Dr Monika Piwecka
12.05.2021

 

9:00-11:00 Beyond the genetic code: the histone and RNA Polymerase II codes in the transcription cycle

 

Dr hab. Kinga Kamieniarz-Gdula
19.05.2021

 

9:00 -11:00 Epigenetic inheritance of acquired traits through sperm RNAs and sperm RNA modifications

Interaction between environment and epigenetic marks

Prof. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
26.05.2021 9:00-12:00 Erasure and reappearance of epigenetic marks in the human life cycle

Epigenetics and human diseases

Prof. Jadwiga Jaruzelska

SYLLABUS

Summer semester 2020/2021

(Lecture will be held online Wednesdays starting on 31 March 2021)

Course Epigenetics
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of:  knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to:

1.Gain knowledge in several aspects of epigenetics and significance in human health and disease.

 

In particular, the following specific topics will be elaborated:

– what epigenetics is all about

– types of epigenetic nucleotide modifications present in human DNA

– enzymes and other proteins involved in epigenetic mark setup, maintenance and erasure

– chromatin epigenetics mark carriers

– functional significance microRNAs and other small noncoding RNAs in epigenetic regulation

– circular RNAs: origin and functional significance including methodologies for their identification and function

– function of piRNAs in genome stability and transmission of epigenetic information

– role of sperm RNA in epigenetic inheritance

– epigenetic life cycle

– influence of environmental factors on epigenetic pattern

– epigenetics and human diseases

 

2. Get familiar with new directions in the field of studying epigenetics in human development  and disease

3. Learn  how to formulate scientific questions related to epigenetics in human development and health

Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Summer semester 2020/2021

 

First name/family name of the person responsible for the course Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
Format Lecture will be held in English online with usage of audio-visual equipment. Lecture will be  followed by discussion
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English and knowledge in molecular biology
Number of ECTSs 3 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Lectures will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method  of evaluation Written exam
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

– DNA nucleotide epigenetic marks

– enzymes involved in writing, maintenance and erasure of nucleotide epigenetic marks

– chromatin carriers of epigenetic marks

– long noncoding RNAs

– microRNAs and other short noncoding RNAs

– circular RNAs

– piRNAs

– epigenetic inheritance through sperm RNAs

– dynamics of epigenetic marks in the human life cycle

– epigenetics and human disease

 

Additional material

 

Presentation of each lecture in PDF format

Bibliography related to each lecture

 

Bibliography

 

Will be suggested later

 

TIMETABLE of the lecture

Bioinformatics

Winter semester 2020/2021

(facultative)

The lectures will be available to students online via ZOOM meeting platform.

 

05.10.2020 9:30 – 11:00 Introduction to bioinformatics.

Biological databases part 1

Dr Marcin Sajek
07.10.2020 9:00 – 10:30 Biological databases part 2 Dr Marcin Sajek
12.10.2020 9:30 – 11:00 High-throughput ‘omics’ methods in bioinformatics Prof. dr hab. Izabela Makałowska
19.10.2020 9:30 – 11:00 Data integration from high-throughput methods Prof. dr hab. Izabela Makałowska
26.10.2020 9:30 – 11:00

 

Statistical methods used in high-throughput data analysis dr hab. Tomasz Górecki UAM
9.11.2020 9:30 – 11:00

 

Whole molecule sequencing methods and their applications Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Makałowski
16.11.2020 9:30 – 11:00

 

Programming languages and on-line bioinformatic tools Dr Tomasz Woźniak
23.11.2020 9:30-12:40 RNA secondary structure prediction methods

Modeling of proteins and RNA tertiary structure

Prof. dr hab. inż. Marta Szachniuk

SYLLABUS

Winter semester 2020/2021

Course Bioinformatics
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to gain knowledge in various aspects of bioinformatics, including biological databases, programming languages, on-line bioinformatics tools, high-throughput methods in bioinformatics, basics of structural bioinformatics
Type of course Facultative
Semester/year Winter semester 2020/2021
First name/family name of the person responsible for the course dr Marcin Sajek
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam dr Marcin Sajek
Format Lecture will be held in English with usage of audio-visual equipment.
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English
Number of ECTSs 2
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography.
Method of teaching Lectures will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method of evaluation Oral exam
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

1. Introduction to bioinformatics (Marcin Sajek)

2. Biological databases (Marcin Sajek)

3. Programming languages and on-line bioinformatic tools (Tomasz Woźniak)

4. High-throughput ‘omics’ methods in bioinformatics (Izabela Makałowska)

5. Data integration from high-throughput methods (Izabela Makałowska)

6. Statistical methods used in high-throughput data analysis (Tomasz Górecki)

7. Whole molecule sequencing methods and their applications (Wojciech Makałowski)

8. RNA secondary structure prediction methods (Marta Szachniuk)

9. Modeling of proteins and RNA tertiary structure (Marta Szachniuk)

 

Additional material Presentation of each lecture in PDF format.
Bibliography Bibliography will be suggested by each lecturer.

TIME TABLE

Ph.D. seminar

Winter and summer semester 2020/2021

(obligatory seminar)

This seminar will be held Thursdays at 9:00-10:00am in seminar hall of the Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Strzeszyńska St 32, Poznań

The following topics will be addressed

 

1 Presentation of current Ph.D. projects
2 Presentation of scientific articles with new discoveries in relation to Ph.D. project
3 Training in writing scientific projects including European Union projects
4 Training in applying for scholarships
5 Training in building scientific carrier

SYLLABUS

Winter and summer semester 2020/2021

(Seminars will be held Thursdays biweekly at 9:00-10:00 in lecture hall of the Institute of Human Genetics Polish Academy of Sciences, Strzeszyńska St 32)

Course Ph.D. seminars
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph. D. student is supposed to:

 

1. get practice in oral presentations of the Ph.D. project

2. gain knowledge in most recent discoveries, in particular in those related to Ph.D. project and get skills to present them.

3. develop skills in writing scientific projects

3. get experience in writing scientific projects including European Union projects

4. get experience in applying for scholarships

5. get knowledge in how to build scientific carrier

Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Winter and summer semester 2020/2021
First name/family name of the person responsible for the course Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam Prof. dr hab. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
Format Seminars will be held in English with usage of audio-visual equipment. Lecture will be followed by discussion
Basic and additional requirements Skills in English and knowledge in molecular biology
Number of ECTSs 2 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Seminars will be held using power point presentation and a multimedia projector
Method of evaluation Oral power point presentation on one of the topics below
Prerequisite for passing Positive score for the presentation
Topics

 

Presentation of current Ph.D. projects

Presentation of each lecture in PDF format

Presentation of scientific articles with new discoveries in relation to Ph.D. project

Training in writing scientific projects including European Union projects

Training in applying for scholarships

Training in building scientific carrier

Additional material PDF of the article to be presented will be send to each participant two weeks before the seminar
Bibliography Will be given two weeks before the seminar

English classes timetable – winter semester 2020/2021

English classes will take place once a week on Wednesday in the conference room.

Grupa A 10:00
Grupa B 11:30
Grupa C 13:00
Grupa D 14:30

SYLLABUS

Summer/winter semester 2020/2021

English lessons will take place on Wednesdays (9:30pm – 12:30pm)

 

Course ENGLISH
Host Institution

 

Institute of Human Genetics

Polish Academy of Sciences

Strzeszyńska Street, 32

Language English
The expected effects of teaching in terms of: knowledge, skills and social qualifications Ph.D. student is supposed to: develop their general and academic English language in speaking, writing, listening and reading from B2 to C1 level. Improve their accuracy and control of a wide range of grammatical forms. Widen the scope of vocabulary to give and exchange views on various topics. Improve their use of cohesive devices and discourse markers both in speaking and writing. Learn to use both verbal and non-verbal elements to give effective presentations. Gain confidence in public speaking.
Type of course Obligatory
Semester/year Summer and winter semester 2020/2021

 

First name/family name of the person responsible for the course mgr. Leszek Ratajczak
First name/family name of the person responsible for the exam mgr. Leszek Ratajczak
Format practical classes
Basic and additional requirements B1/B2 level of English
Number of ECTSs 1 ECTS
ECTSs summary 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-30 hours of personal studies focused on broadening knowledge based on suggested bibliography (vide bibliography list below).
Method of teaching Whole-class and small-group / pair activities including: discussions, debates, presentations. Reading and writing home assignments.
Method of evaluation Oral exam
Prerequisite for passing Positive score at the exam
Topics

 

1. Tenses: overview

2. Vocabulary building: formal and informal verbs.

3. Common features of academic scientific writing.

4. Linking part of a text: conjunctions and sentence connectors

5. Presentation skills: non-verbal communication: body language and eye contact

6. Avoiding repetition; verb – noun collocations

7. Summarizing and paraphrasing.

8. Basic phrasal verbs.

9. Referring to other people’s work and using in-text references.

10. Presentation skills: introductions and sign posting in presentations (referring backwards and forwards)

11. Reading skills: inferring the meaning of words.

12. Vocabulary building: cause – effect markers.

13. Conditionals: review.

14. Expressing opinions; agreeing, disagreeing.

15. Presentation skills: introducing visual aids.

16. Vocabulary building: describing processes.

17. Academic and scientific conventions: quotations, tables and figures, acronyms and abbreviations, UK versus US spelling.

18. Hedging in academic writing.

19. Emphatic structures.

20. Presentation skills: using intonation and pauses effectively.

21. Vocabulary building: evaluative adjectives and adverbs.

22. Writing abstracts for scientific presentations.

23. Passive voice.

24. Presentation skills: concluding your presentation; handling questions.

Additional material

 

authentic articles, TED talks, podcasts, teacher generated resources
Bibliography

 

M Hewings. Cambridge Academic English. Upper Intermediate. Cambridge University Press (2012).

M McCarthy, F Odell. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press (2017).

K Paterson, R Wedge. English Grammar and Practice for Academic Purposes. Oxford University Press (2013)

J Bottomley. Academic Writing for International Students of Science. Routledge (2015).