Imperial College London

DrArkhatAbzhanov

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Evolution and Developmental Genetics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

a.abzhanov

 
 
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Location

 

Munro 2.15MunroSilwood Park

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Lecturer, Biodiversity Genomics. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Cellular and Developmental Biology. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, Ecology and Evolution. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Principles of Developmental Biology. (Undergraduate)

Organiser, Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Evolution. (Postgraduate)

Organiser, Vertebrate Function and Evolution. (Undergraduate)

Principles of Development - LIFE96029

Role

Course Leader

Evolution and Diversity - LIFE40008

Aims

  • To gain an overall understanding of the tree of life, especially in regards to animals, plants and fungi.
  • To understand how the complexity of Eukaryote life has changed both in terms of timescales and evolutionary novelty.
  • To gain a more detailed knowledge of the relationships and evolution of certain groups of organisms and how these groups have changed over time.
  • To understand how the evolution of photosynthesis has profoundly shaped the diversity of life.
  • To understand how phylogenetics is central to our analysis of the relationships between organisms.

Role

Lecturer

Biodiversity Genomics - LIFE96008

Role

Lecturer

Vertebrate Form and Evolution - LIFE95020

Aims

This course is about the morphological structure and evolution of vertebrate animals. In this course, we will take a taxonomically broad look at vertebrate evolution over the course of Earth history. The course will build on your background from Biology of Organisms in the first year, reviewing some of the essential topics from that course, and expanding out from there. We will look at vertebrate anatomy and how it informs our understanding of the phylogenetic relationships, structural adaptations for physiology, and how it relates to ecology and large-scale patterns of evolution.    

Role

Lecturer

Cell and Developmental Biology - LIFE95005

Aims

The course aims to provide an integrated understanding of the regulation of development in animals and plants. Studies will focus especially on the underlying cellular and molecular biology processes. Particular attention will be given to the initiation and regulation of recognisable developmental features of animal and plant body plans during embryogenesis and in later life. Selected case studies will consider recent research breakthroughs, the role of the environment in development and how organisms interact to modify each others’ development. 

Role

Lecturer