scientific content

Intro to Anaerobe Physiology

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2022

Hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative and co-hosted by the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium and Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Course Overview:

Life on planet earth has been dominated by anaerobes, from the earliest forms of life to the complex microbial communities that comprise your internal gut microbiota. This nanocourse will introduce unique aspects of anaerobe physiology, including adaptions to thrive in anaerobic environments.

Course schedule:

Session 1 (Wed Jan 19, 2...

Read more about Intro to Anaerobe Physiology

POSTPONED Childhood Cancers: The path to precision medicine

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2022

*** THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL WE CAN OFFER IT IN PERSON. SEE HERE LATEST GUIDELINES FROM THE UNIVERSITY"


Course Description & Assignments
Pediatric cancers are the leading cause of disease related death in childhood. Children that do survive are frequently left with devastating and life-long morbidity from the treatments required to cure them. The last two decades have shed...

Read more about POSTPONED Childhood Cancers: The path to precision medicine

Introduction to Anaerobe Physiology

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2021

 

Hosted by the Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative and co-hosted by the Harvard Infectious Diseases Consortium and Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Course Overview: Life on planet earth has been dominated by anaerobes, from the earliest forms of life to the complex microbial communities that comprise your internal gut microbiota. This nanocourse will introduce...

Read more about Introduction to Anaerobe Physiology

Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2021

Course Description

Public Health is an inherently multidisciplinary field, drawing on skills and knowledge across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. The aim of this nancourse is to introduce students, researchers, and healthcare providers to public health as a field of research and as an approach to framing and addressing health challenges. Through lectures and small group experiential learning, students in this nanocourse will gain a...

Read more about Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

Cancer Immunotherapy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Course Description and Assignments

Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatments. It has resulted in complete and durable responses in several malignancies including advanced melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer, among...

Read more about Cancer Immunotherapy

Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 3: Neural Interventions

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

About the series

This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

This online course series consists of three...

Read more about Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 3: Neural Interventions

Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 2: Lifespan Extension

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

About the series

This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

This online course series consists...

Read more about Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 2: Lifespan Extension

Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 1: Gene Drives

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

About the series

This online nanocourse series is part of the curriculum offered by the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI) at Harvard Medical School. SCI aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible by examining the social impact of scientific research and emerging technology, exposing students to the multiple roles and institutions that make up the innovation ecosystem, and teaching practical skills, such as how to communicate across disciplines and perspectives.

This online course series consists...

Read more about Governance and Ethics of Biotechnology 1: Gene Drives

Analyzing Genomic Research Data: Keeping the patient in mind

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

As researchers, it is important to keep in mind the clinical relevance of our work. In these sessions, participants will work together in small groups to analyze genomic research data utilizing publicly available online tools. This nanocourse will give participants a sense of how research is linked with the clinical aspect and how researchers can incoporate patient data into their own research. Throughout the sessions, participants will also learn about research and clinical careers that they may be interested in pursuing. 

Learning Objectives...

Read more about Analyzing Genomic Research Data: Keeping the patient in mind

Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Course Description:

This nancourse will introduce students, researchers, and healthcare providers to Public Health as a field of research and as an approach to framing and addressing health challenges. As noted in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s mission statement, Public Health is an inherently multidisciplinary field, drawing on skills and knowledge across the biological, quantitative, and social sciences. Through...

Read more about Public Health 101 Series: Introduction to Public Health

Toxicity of Cancer Therapy - Lessons from Metabolomics

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Course Description and Assignments
Chemotherapy is the cornerstone of modern cancer therapy and is an effective treatment, but is often accompanied by toxicity. In this course we will discuss current chemotherapies and their drawbacks, and we will learn about cutting edge advances in cancer treatment and future goals for the field. We will focus on brain toxicity following chemotherapy, a common condition that influences...

Read more about Toxicity of Cancer Therapy - Lessons from Metabolomics

Pages