Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Cancer biology I

BIO-471

Lecturer(s) :

Lingner Joachim
Oricchio Elisa
Simanis Viesturs

Language:

English

Summary

The course covers in detail molecular mechanisms of cancer development with emphasis on cell cycle control, genome stability, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes.

Content

The 2x5 credit course starts in the fall semester and continues throughout the spring semester as Cancer Biology II. In the fall semester (Cancer Biology I), the following topics are covered:

-Oncogenes and tumor suppressors

-Cell cycle regulation

-Apoptosis and senescence

-Signalling pathways in cancer

-Genome maintenance and segregation

-DNA repair

-Functional genomic screens and targeted cancer therapies

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Basic knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercices

Assessment methods

Continuous control

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Office hours by appointment only.

Resources

Bibliography

Robert A. Weinberg: The Biology of Cancer, 2nd edition 2013, Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Master in life sciences & technology, specialization in molecular
medicine.

In the programs

  • Life Sciences and Technologies - master program, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Cancer biology I
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Life Sciences and Technologies - master program, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Cancer biology I
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German