TFY4260 - Cell Biology and Cellular Biophysics

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course consists of three parts
1) The structure and function of the cell: including the structure of the cell membrane and its transport properties, cell organelles, the nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cycle and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signalling, cell contact, and the extracellular matrix, immunology.
2) Quantitative description of cellular processes. Transport: Diffusion, convection, ion flux, osmosis. Membrane potential. Mechanical stress. Cell kinetics.
3) Experimental methods: cell culture, various microscopy techniques, fractionation, flow cytometry, electrical properties of the membrane.

Learning outcome

The students should have knowledge about the structure and function of the cell. That include: the structure of the cell membrane and its transport properties, cell organelles, the nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cycle and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signalling, cell contact, and the extracellular matrix, as well as basis knowledge within DNA recombinant technology and immunology. The student should have knowledge about some central experimental techniques both theoretical and practical. Cell biology is a field in change and the student should be able to read and understand scientific articles and keep updated in the field of cell biology. The student should be able to use the acquired knowledge to perform good experimental research where the use of cells is an important part. The student should have skills in some central experimental techniques, in particular light microscopy.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory laboratory exercises/demonstrations. Evaluation: Final written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory Exercises

Further on evaluation

A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook: The world of the cell by Becker, Kleinsmith, Hardin, Bertoni.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2012 5.0 2017-09-01
SIF4070 7.5

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
  • * 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.