Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Cellular and molecular biotechnology

BIO-205

Lecturer(s) :

Oricchio Elisa
Suter David Michael

Language:

English

Summary

The course covers the regulation of gene expression, which translates the information contained in the genome into function, by adjusting the levels and activities of mRNAs and proteins to the needs of specific cells, tissues and environments. A particular emphasis is given on experimental methods.

Content

The course contents include notably the structure of genomes, methods to analyze and manipulate DNA, genetics and functional genomics, as well as the regulation of gene expression from DNA all the way to the post-translational level. An emphasis is placed on discussing experimental approaches that allow the analysis of these processes. The weekly lectures (2 hours) are followed by theoretical exercises (1 hour). The acquisition of knowledge is assessed in a written exam.

 

Keywords

DNA, genome, genetics, functional genomics, gene expression, transcription, splicing, translation, mechanistic approaches, research strategies

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Biologie I

Recommended courses

None

Important concepts to start the course

Those covered in Biologie I

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

The course is organized in two-hours of lectures plus one-hour of exercises each week. Teaching assistants are present during the exercise sessions.

Expected student activities

In addition to attending the lectures and participating actively to the exercises, students are expected to read the chapters of Alberts indicated by the teachers and that are relevant for the course. Two hours of personal study per week are expected.

Assessment methods

Written exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Others

By email appointment

 

Resources

Bibliography

Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition

Alberts et al., 2007

Garland

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

The lecture slides will be made available through Moodle.

Websites
Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Integrated laboratory in Life Sciences

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11   CE2 
11-12    
12-13   CE1100
CE1101
CE1103
 
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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