The course focuses on the presentation of established and emerging marine models to provide Master and Doctoral students with a strong background on current model organisms in marine science. This will occur in conjunction with transdisciplinary presentations on theoretical frameworks and experimental approaches towards molecular cellular, physiological and ecological analyses. The course will focus on evolutionary developmental biology, ecological developmental biology, regeneration, origin of metazoan, cellular morphogenesis and comparative genomics.
The objectives of the course are to involve students in a technical and conceptual training on marine models. Students will acquire basic knowledge related to conventional and emerging marine models together with the tools for molecular and cellular analyses, and learn of the challenges involved in working with marine models. This is a key step in the training of young scientists and the identification of novel research opportunities. A broad spectrum of species collected from seas and oceans are targeted by modern science to address biological questions. This course will give state-of-the-art information on each marine organism in the context of academic and applied research.