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The Chemistry of Life

Learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology.

Start Date: Apr 10, 2014 Topics: Biology, Chemistry
Cost: Free

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About this Course Note - This is an Archived course This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems. By bringing together knowledge from multidisciplinary fields, we are empowered with the ability to generate new ideas. The goal of this course is to develop skills for generating new ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology by analyzing pioneering studies. Top performing students will have an opportunity to obtain MEXT Scholarships for postgraduate studies at Kyoto University. In addition, Kyoto University plans to offer travel awards to five students with the highest interim scores, who are interested in visiting Kyoto University for a week during summer.

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  • Dates: Apr 10, 2014
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Kohei Nakatsu, Amelie Perron, Toru Iiyoshi, Naoko Tosa, Motonari Uesugi
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: EdX
  • Topics: Biology, Chemistry

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About EdX: EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

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