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Epigenetics is a new form of hereditary information that can be transmitted along with the DNA in every cell of our body and to future generations. This new type of information is central for explaining how multicellular organisms, which are composed of cells with identical DNA, generate and maintain many different cell types. Similarly, epigenetics may explain how our lifestyle and exposure to different environmental stresses can also influence the life of future generations. Thus, Epigenetics will contribute to expanding our notion of genetics, heritability, and diseases. This MOOC aims to provide a basic fundamental knowledge of what is considered to be epigenetic and explain in detail the molecules and mechanisms participating in epigenetic processes and their mechanism of action. Furthermore, we will discuss the implication of epigenetics in animal development and disease heritability.
This MOOC is organised in 7 chapters: each chapter is composed of 2 to 5 sessions.
Each session is followed by two MCQs, allowing learners to test their understanding. At the end of each chapter, a set of MCQs is offered again. The videos are in English, with subtitles in English and French. The MCQs are in English and French.
This MOOC is intended for biology students, from the undergraduate to the graduate level, doctors, teachers, researchers, and more generally for all those interested in epigenetics. A good scientific level is recommended to follow this MOOC (Bachelor of Science).
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
Slimane Ait-Si-Ali (Université Paris-Diderot), Benoit Arcangioli (Institut Pasteur), Paola Arimondo (Institut Pasteur), Valentina Boeva (Inserm, Paris), Matthieu Boulard (EMBL, Rome), Giacomo Cavalli (IGH, Montpellier), Vincent Colot (ENS Paris), Eugene Gladyshev (Institut Pasteur), Maxime Greenberg (Institut Curie), Thomas Gregor (Institut Pasteur), Mélanie Hamon (Institut Pasteur), Michelle Holland (King’s College, London), Nicola Iovino (Max Planck Institute, Freiburg), Francesca Merlin (Sorbonne University, Paris), Pablo Navarro-Gil (Institut Pasteur) Lluis Quintana-Murci (Institut Pasteur), Claire Rougeulle (Université Paris-Diderot), Ritwick Sawarkar (Max Planck Institute, Freiburg), Jonathan Weitzman (Université Paris-Diderot).
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