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* Major mandatory courses
The purpose of this lecture is to efficiently instruct animal biotechnology-related sciences by understanding of basic knowledge on animal anatomy and physiology. This lecture is replaced with Comparative Animal Physiology, which is designed by the consideration of current trend in animal and veterinary science and level of difficulties in non-medical major. In this lecture, anatomical terminology and basic body structure, which are essential for learning animal science and technology, were initially instructed. Knowledge on anatomy-related body function and metabolism are subsequently provided for full understanding homostatic function of animal body. PBL-modified teaching method is employed for activating the participation of students in this class. Quiz, presentation, assignment, report, note organization and attend ance are major evaluation parameters.
In this course, students will study inheritance in animals and the application of genetic principles for the improvement of domestic animals. In terms of genetics, they will examine the nature of DNA, genes and genomes, division of animal cells, expression of genes and the control of such expression, chromosome inheritance, sex-related inheritance, genetic control of development and differentiation, and application of genetic engineering to farm animals and laboratory experimental animal. In terms of regulation of gene expression, students will examine the epigenetics and loss and gain of gene function on the effects of phenotype. Students will have a capability to understand the application on genetic improvement in animal, poultry and experimental animal.
Animal nutrition interprets the relationship between fodder and living animals and covers the intake of food, digestion, metabolism, excretion, and all syntheses essential for the maintenance, growth, and reproduction of animals. The demand for food from animals continues to grow as human populations increase and economic status improves. In this class, students will be introduced to the function of animal nutrition in modern agriculture and society, nutrients, the principles of nutrition, the role of animal nutrition metabolism, and the formulation of diets with various available feedstuffs. As students acquire knowledge of animal nutrition, animals will be better-fed than ever and the efficiency of animal production will be raised, resulting in improved foodstuffs.
Lecture of animal cell biotechnology & Lab. provides the knowledge on the biological character and physiology of animal cells in various tissues and the knowledge on the technologies to manipulate gametes and embryos. Through this lecture, the students can acquire the physiological character of various somatic cells, the origin and the development of gametes and the principle of cell and gamete biotechnologies. In addition, the student can experience in the peer skills in the area of cell and developmental biotechnologies.
In this course, students will study the management, analysis and interpretation of massive amounts of data obtained from experiments on genomics and life phenomena based on the sequence of nucleotide pairs in humans and animals. The topics will cover these areas: the molecular breeding of animals using genetic markers; comparative genome mapping; interpretation of SNP; detection of the genes that control the economic traits and diseases of animals; and laboratory informatics.
This course will provide basic and applied aspects of Animal Biotechnology. This will include basic Molecular Biology such as restriction enzymes, gene cloning, PCR, blotting, etc. Also, the concepts and applications of current Biotechnology to Animal Science and industry will be dealt with during the course.
This course will provide basic experimental techniques for animal production, management and environment. Also, this course introduces novel technologies foranimal product and food processing. This course mainly consists of laboratory works and provides students for having an opportunity of realtime lecture and practice in the field of animal science and technology.
To better understand related classes Animal Biotechnology Lab introduces systematically fundamental aspects of lab skills such as animal bioinformatics, recombinant DNA technology, cell culture techniques, and embryo culture & manipulation techniques. This lecture is programmed for understanding basic techniques in the field of animal biotechnology.
Reproductive Physiology is the basics of how animals can reproduce through gametes. In this class, the basics of reproduction, such as basic anatomy, endocrinology and gamete biology will be discussed. Also, the physiology of sexual maturation, estrus cycle, fertilization, development, pregnancy and implantation will be covered and application of reproductive technology, such as artificial insemination, embryo transfer, gamete manipulation and curre
In this course, students will acquire basic knowledge of biology of microorganisms by learning regulatory mechanism of molecule and gene expression of microorganisms as well as their metabolism and growth. The purpose of this course is to understand utility and pathogenicity of microorganisms, based on the basic knowledge. Furthermore, this course will offer students to learn not only the basic microbiological methods for laboratory and industrial microorganisms but also microbiological technologies applied to the related animal experiments.
Ruminant nutrition and physiology deal with the basic concepts of the digestion, absorption, metabolism, and excretion of nutrients in various production stages of both preruminant and adult ruminant animals for efficient ruminant production. Major topics covered are digestive organs, microbial fermentation; manipulation through conventional and modern techniques; microbial consortia for better animal production; feed intake; whole body metabolism; environmental influences; and nutritional diseases.
The 『Animal Immunology & Lab.』 course is to provide a complete background to the functions of the organs, cells and predominant molecules of the immune system involving innate and adaptive immunity. These basic principles would offer a platform for understanding the mechanisms of normal immune function in combating infection and further action mechanism for the protection following infection or vaccination. The lecture will also cover the molecular- and cellular-based immunology including structure and function of the antigen/antibody, effector mechanisms, complement, major histocompatibility complexes, antigen processing/presentation, B- and T-cell receptors, antibody formation and immunity, cytotoxic responses, and regulation of the immune response. Students are also introduced to the technological and applied aspects of immunology, which include conceptual and technical approaches including immunoassays and flow cytometry. Special topics may include immunomodulation and vaccination, immunotherapy, and autoimmunity. Advantages are sought for students with prerequisite courses on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and/or Advanced Cell Biology. The lecture will be given in English.
This course will introduce the field of endocrinology from the molecular to the whole－organism level in domestic animal as well as model organism. The contents of the course will include an overview of the different categories of hormones, the organization of the endocrine system, cellular mechanisms, the integration of neural and humoral regulation, and the evolution of endocrine systems.
This course is for undergraduate students who have studied Animal Science and Technology but are experiencing difficulty deciding on their future fields. To provide students with a clear picture of how to achieve the purpose of animal production, the course will cover the following topics: ways of managing the quality of animal products in terms of breeding, feeding, and harvesting such as milking, slaughte- ring, collection, processing, distribution, and cooking. Through this course, students will be able find their respective fields and to attain their goals.
An understanding of the processes that change the sizes of the bodies, shapes, and compositions of farm animals is fundamental to all aspects of production for the dietary and other needs of human populations. Consequently, this course will provide students with an overview of how animals grow and change in shape and composition, and a description of those factors that affect animal growing processes and dictate the extent and direction of changes within animals. To help students' understanding, the course will also deal with the development of embryonic and neonatal stages as well as the growing or finishing period of farm animals.
UN FAO (2006) reported animal agriculture produced 18% of greenhouse gas, which is the most, than any other sector, followed by transportation sector (13%). However, the livestock industry is still considered an important sector because its products amount to more than 40% of the gross agricultural products in S. Korea. So the course aims at educating the students how to build an environment-friendly and sustainable livestock production by looking at scientifically both bright side and dark side. The course includes Livestock in geographic transition, Livestock's role in climate change and air pollution, Livestock's greenhouse gas calculation method, Livestock's impact on biodiversity, and Policy chanllenges and option.
Transgenesis in animals is a very powerful tool not only for investigation in basic Biomedical Science but also for application to agriculture. In the early phase of this class, the basics of making transgenic animals, such as basic molecular biology, embryology and cell biology will be discussed.
Also, the techniques related to the production of transgenic animals such as pronuclear injection, nuclear transfer, gene targeting, embryonic stem cell technology and the application of transgenic animals in Biomedical Science and agriculture will be covered.
This program is designed to provide practical knowledge in the fields of Animal Life Science and Biotechnology. This class will be conducted at the affiliated animal research farm and various laboratories in the Animal Biotechnology Industry or research stations. The students will be able to expand their knowledge on the practical application of animal life science to the field and hightech industry. It is helpful for the students to understand the interrelationship between field study and innovative, laboratory-developed Biotechnology. As a result, they will be able to understand why field and conventional sciences are important for developing peer Bio- technology and Life Sciences.
This course deals with not only scientific aspects involved in the processing, marketing and utilization of animal products such as milk, meat and eggs, but also a broad spectrum of technology necessary to manufacturing various products such as yogurt, cheese, fermented sausage and ham, and pidan eggs. In addition, the utilization of animal by-products as functional food ingredients, medicine etc. will also discussed. This course provides the general knowledge needed by undergraduate students who wish to pursue their careers in industry or research institutes or by teaching in the animal products area at universities or colleges.
This course offers an overview of breeding, feeding, management and features of farm animals based on industrial aspects. The course deals with three types of domestic animals: poultry, small animals and large animals. In the first part, students will learn the classfication, characteristics, breeding and management of poultry. The contents of the second part are the breeding, reproduction, feeding, management and disease control of pigs, sheep and goat. At the end, students will study and practice breed improvement, breeding, facilities and management of large animals such as cattle.
In this course, students will study the principles of biotechnology and their application to bio-byproduct mana- gement. The course will begin with the fundamentals of biology and biochemistry needed to understand the main topics: the management, handling, treatment, and application of bio-byproduct materials and their waste products; biochemi- cal/biological processes; anaerobic digestion; the composting of biosolids; land application; the reuse of treated water for irrigation or flushing; bio-byproduct management plans; and related regu- lations.
The purpose of this lecture is to provide a deeper understanding on basic principle, method and future prospectives of developmental biotechnology, which has been developed based on the knowledge on gamete and fetal development. In the first section of this lecture, knowledge on germ cell and stem cell-based organogenesis, embryogenesis and fetal development is provided. Subsequently, various technologies for tissue regeneration based on germ cell and stem cell manipulation, artificial reproductive technologies in both human and animal and cell and tissue banking are introduced. Finally, essential concept on technology development in terms of animal and human ethics is introduced. This lecture contributes to increasing adaptation of relevant areas after undergraduate graduation.
Approximately 35% of undergraduate students who majored in animal science and biotechnology is working in the field of animal feed industry, and the amount of whole sales of domestic animal feed was exceeded 8.5 billion dollars in 2011.
Unfortunately, the importance of animal feed and feed science subject was not taught yet in undergraduate course. Consequently this subject "Feed Science and Lab" course tries to help students understanding for practical animal managements based upon the acknowledgement of ingredients and animal feed when they understood animal digestion by subjects of animal nutrition and ruminant nutrition. As feed cost comprised approximately 60% of total animal production cost, students who will work in the field of feed industry study feed formulation by species and analysis of animal feed consequently they understand how to control the quality of animal feed.
Moreover, students learn the characteristics of feeds by species and recognize recent introduced feed supplements, ingredients and feed processing technologies.
The objective of this course is to present principles of animal genomics applied to traditional breeding approaches, as well as an introduction to Mendelian genetics and population genetics topics related to animal breeding. You are expected to have a basic understanding of genetics and statistics.
Significant advances in understanding of human and animal genome structure have been made, and nowadays it is possible to understand nutrient-gene interaction at molecular levels. This course provides regulatory mechanisms of gene expression by nutrients, including carbohydrate, fatty acids, protein/amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, nutrient signaling pathways, and recent advances in nutrient-gene interaction in ruminants. Students will be able to have opportunity for deep understanding of animal molecular nutrition. Students can apply acquired knowledge to develop personalized nutrient requirement for specific physiological/developmental tages, and to identify more efficient methods for increase in production/quality of meat and milk and decrease in environmental waste in ruminants.