Course - Molecular Cell Biology - BI3016
BI3016 - Molecular Cell Biology
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
The teaching is given as lectures and colloquiums / seminars and requires some self-study. The purpose of the course is to give the students a molecular understanding of cell biological mechanisms and their regulation. Topics that will be included in the course will be: Mechanisms for regulating gene expression, signal transduction, cytoskeleton and cell movement, cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer and processes that regulate the development of multicellular organisms. The course is obligatory for students on the master programme for cell and molecular biology, and students on the master programme for cell biology for medical technical staff.
- After completing the course, students should have advanced knowledge and be able to:
- explain mechanisms that regulate gene expression
- explain mechanisms for cellular communication.
- describe the structure of the cytoskeleton and how it affects cellular behavior
- explain how cell cycle control systems are correlated with the different phases of cell cycle
- describe cellular mechanisms that regulate cell death and apoptosis
- explain how interactions between extracellular matrix and cell-cell junctions determine cell migration and cell signaling
- describe molecular mechanisms underlying cancer development
- explain how cellular processes that are essential in the development of multicellular organisms operate at the molecular level.
- Students will know and be able to use relevant methods and techniques in cell and molecular biology research in and independent way.
- Students will be able to analyze existing theories and methods in cell and molecular biology and work independently on practical and theoretical problem solving.
- Students will have the capacity to use their knowledge of cellular processes to analyze and integrate new facts, information and research results into new research hypotheses.
- Students will have enough advanced skills to translate a biological question into the design of an experiment.
- Students will be able to communicate about academic issues, analyzes and results in cell and molecular biology with both specialists and the general public.
Learning methods and activities
- Lectures: 26 hours
- Seminar: 24 hours, mandatory
In order to have the attendance approved, the student must have attended at least 9 of the 12 compulsory seminars.
Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester
- Compulsory attendance in seminars
Further on evaluation
In case of fail or if you want to improve your grade a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.
Exam Language: English
Recommended previous knowledge
The student should have basic background knowledge from cell and molecular biology or biochemistry courses at undergraduate / bachelor level.
Textbook: "Molecular biology of the cell", 6th edition, Alberts et al. (2015). ISBN: 9780815344643 Selected research and review articles related to the curriculum.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Molecular Medicine
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics
- Cell Biology
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL317 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 3 SL510 Sluppenvegen 14 50 SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 23 SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 3
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 9
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"