General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

MBGE 410 / ADVANCED STUDIES IN CELLULAR SIGNALING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Cells have elaborate mechanisms for controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. In this course, we will explore in molecular detail the intricate signaling pathways that are important for cell behavior, with a major focus on those pathways that are conserved widely among many species.

MBGE 412 / THE BIOLOGY OF CANCER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Fundamental aspects of the molecular and cellular biology of tumor formation and cancer cells. Topics include cell cycle, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, the tumor's interaction with other cells and tissues, approaches to treating cancer, and novel experimental approaches for the discovery of mutations that contribute to tumorigenesis.

MBGE 420 / PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Function of different neuronal cell types and the larger organization of the mammalian nervous system: The topics include the molecular details of synaptic connectivity and its relationship to learning and memory and the causes of neurodegenerative disease.

MBGE 430 / CANCER THERAPEUTICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

Fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology of cancers with respect to developing cancer therapies; basic principles of cancer treatment, molecularly targeted therapies, cytotoxic therapies, drug discovery approaches, drug delivery systems, cell-based and gene therapies; discussion of research and review articles.

MBGE 434 / FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

Advanced theoretical and applied methods in modern genomic research; classical and novel approaches used to solve problems in functional genomics and system biology; modern sequencing techniques and their utilization in biomedical research.

MBGE 501 / ADVANCED MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

The advanced methodology used for modern biological science research. Topics include the interpretation of data gained from both hypothesis-driven and high-throughput experiments from research articles focusing on DNA repair, DNA replication, transcription, cell cycle, organelle biogenesis, proteomics and genetics.

MBGE 502 / COMMUNICATIONS IN BIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

The ability to communicate results and interpretation effectively is key to success in the biological sciences. This course will improve the skills of students in conveying their findings in lectures, research posters, and research publications.

MBGE 503 / BIOENERGETICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Energy generation in the cell, energy storage mechanisms and use; the processes of oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, and photosynthesis; energy acquisition mechanism by chemotrophic organisms.

MBGE 504 / IMMUNOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Molecular details of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Subject areas will include immune recognition, immunosuppression, communication between different immune system cell types, and autoimmunity.

MBGE 505 / POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE REGULATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

The key areas of RNA biology, structure and function; splicing, polyadenylation, transport, translation and decay of mRNAs; the regulatory mechanisms governed by noncoding RNAs such as siRNAs, miRNAs and long noncoding RNAs.

MBGE 507 / PARASITOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

The cell and molecular biology of pathogenic organisms, such as malaria, trypanosomes, toxoplasma, and parasitic yeast. Organism life cycles, host invasion strategies, methods of immune system evasion, and the evolution of parasites.

MBGE 510 / ADVANCED STUDIES IN CELLULAR SIGNALING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Cells have elaborate mechanisms for controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. In this course, we will explore in molecular detail the intricate signaling pathways that are important for cell behavior, with a major focus on those pathways that are conserved widely among many species.

MBGE 512 / THE BIOLOGY OF CANCER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Fundamental aspects of the molecular and cellular biology of tumor formation and cancer cells. Topics include cell cycle, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, the tumor's interaction with other cells and tissues, approaches to treating cancer, and novel experimental approaches for the discovery of mutations that contribute to tumorigenesis.

MBGE 520 / PRINCIPLES OF NEUROSCIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 204 or consent of the instructor

Function of different neuronal cell types and the larger organization of the mammalian nervous system: The topics include the molecular details of synaptic connectivity and its relationship to learning and memory and the causes of neurodegenerative disease.

MBGE 530 / CANCER THERAPEUTICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

Fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology of cancers with respect to developing cancer therapies; basic principles of cancer treatment, molecularly targeted therapies, cytotoxic therapies, drug discovery approaches, drug delivery systems, cell-based and gene therapies; discussion of research and review articles.

MBGE 534 / FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MBGE. 301 or consent of the instructor

Advanced theoretical and applied methods in modern genomic research; classical and novel approaches used to solve problems in functional genomics and system biology; modern sequencing techniques and their utilization in biomedical research.

MBGE 590 / GRADUATE SEMINAR
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

MBGE 695 / PhD THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

TEAC 500 / TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Provides hands-on teaching experience to graduate students in undergraduate courses. Reinforces students' understanding of basic concepts and allows them to communicate and apply their knowledge of the subject matter.

CHBI 505 / POLYMER ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Differences between small molecules and polymers; thermosets; thermoplastics. Relationships between molecular structure and properties. Major types of polymers. Supramolecular architectures, composites, copolymers.

CMSE 501 / INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE WITH PYTHON
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

An introduction to interactive Python and Jupyter Notebooks, Python built-in data structures, conditional statements, loops, functions, strings and basic input/output, basics of data manipulation and visualization with relevant Python libraries, different types of plots, vector/matrix representations, linear algebra operations, probability/statistics operations, data analysis applications

ENGL 500 / ACADEMIC WRITING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

The following objectives will be met through extensive reading, writing and discussion both in and out of class.Build a solid background in academic discourse, both written and spoken. Improve intensive and extensive critical reading skills. Foster critical and creative thinking. Build fundamental academic writing skills including summary, paraphrase, analysis, synthesis. Master cohesiveness as well as proper academic citation when incorporating the work of others.

MASE 538 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 301 or consent of the instructor

Intermolecular forces which govern self-organization of biological and synthetic nanostructures. Thermodynamic aspects of strong (covalent and coulomb interactions) and weak forces (dipolar, hydrogen bonding). Self-assembling systems: micelles, bilayers, and biological membranes. Computer simulations for ôhands-onö experience with nanostructures.

MECH 423 / POLYMER ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 102 or consent of the instructor

Polymers, their synthesis and properties. Relationshios between molecular structure and properties. Rheology in polymer processing. Fabrication methods and applications.