BIO-205 / 3 crédits

Enseignant(s): Suter David Michael, Oricchio Elisa

Langue: Anglais


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

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:

  • Describe the basic organization of the genome
  • Explain the fundamentals of gene expression
  • Deduce conclusions from experimental data
  • Realize which research methods are appropriate for solving given questions
  • Propose experimental designs to investigate biological questions
  • Interpret an experimental result.

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

Others

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.

Prerequisite for

Integrated laboratory in Life Sciences

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Cellular and molecular biology I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Cellular and molecular biology I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Cellular and molecular biology I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11   CM1 
11-12    
12-13   CE1100
CE1101
CE1104
 
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Jeudi, 10h - 12h: Cours CM1

Jeudi, 12h - 13h: Exercice, TP CE1100
CE1101
CE1104