Course code BIO210

BIO210 Molecular Biology

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Course responsible: Bao Dzung Diep
Teachers: Erik Magne Koscielniak Rasmussen, Ingolf Figved Nes
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students, maximum 200 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Preferential right:
-
Course contents:
DNA's structure and organisation in the cell.
DNA replication, recombination and reparation.
Transcription and protein synthesis.
Transposons and bacteriophages.
Structures of operones, promoters, activators, repressors.
Response elements, enhancers and intron-exon concepts.
DNA binding motives in proteins.
Functional, small RNA molecules.
Learning outcome:

A thorough understanding of DNA synthesis (replication, recombination and reparation), RNA synthesis and protein synthesis. A basic molecular biological understanding of gene regulation. It is important that the students understand model systems for gene regulation:

  • The lactose operone
  • Regulation of the tryptophan operone
  • The lambda bacteriophage
  • Catabolic repression

A basic understanding of protein-DNA interaction in gene regulation is important. Both bacterial and eukaryote systems will be elucidated, with main emphasis on bacteria.

Learning activities:
Lectures.
Colloquium.
Teaching support:
The teacher has designated office hours for consultation.
Syllabus:
Given in the first lecture.
Prerequisites:
Biochemistry equivalent to KJB200.
Genetics equivalent to BIO120.
Recommended prerequisites:
Cell Biology equivalent to BIO100.
Microbiology equivalent to BIO130.
Mandatory activity:
-
Assessment:
3.5 hour written exam, counts 100 %.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 46 hours.
Seminars and preparations: 24 hours.
Individual study: 230 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
2x2 hrs lecture per week
2 hrs colloquia per week
Note:
Students must pass the exam in this course (or equivalent) to get admission to course "BIO211 Laboratory course in molecular biology".
Examiner:
An external examiner approves the examination papers and grades 25 randomly selected exam papers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått