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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Ian Goodfellow at University of Cambridge.


"A Journey into Behavior and Ethology" is an insightful course that delves into the fascinating world of animal behavior and ethology. This comprehensive program is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the intricate patterns and mechanisms that govern behavior in the natural world. Beginning with an introduction to the field and its historical foundations, the course progresses to explore various topics, including innate behaviors, learning processes, communication, and the impact of genetics on behavior. It also delves into advanced areas like cognitive ethology and the ethical considerations surrounding the study of behavior. In addition to examining animal behavior, this course offers insights into human behavior and its connection to ethological principles. With a strong emphasis on research methods, case studies, and cross-species comparisons, this course equips learners with the knowledge and tools needed to explore the intricate world of ethology. Whether you are an aspiring ethologist, a nature enthusiast, or someone curious about the science behind the actions of the animal kingdom, this course provides a rich and engaging journey into the captivating realm of behavior and ethology.


At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

A Journey into Behavior and Ethology, by Ian Goodfellow at Cambridge

  • Ian Goodfellow is Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Pathology). His research focuses on the mechanisms of RNA virus replication and pathogenesis as well as the identification of control measures for the prevention or treatment of infections. His lab established the use of reverse genetics to study the molecular basis of norovirus pathogenesis, developing the first infectious reverse genetics system for noroviruses and the study of no viruses remains their main focus. During the 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic, Professor Goodfellow was involved in the establishment and running of one of the first diagnostic facilities in Sierra Leone before subsequently returning to establish an in-country next generation sequencing facility to enable rapid sequence analysis of Ebola viral samples. Professor Goodfellow now holds an honorary position at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone where he has established a research facility for post-Ebola capacity building.

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