Course code BIO210

BIO210 Molecular Biology

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Course responsible: Bao Dzung Diep
Teachers: Ingolf Figved Nes, Erik Magne Koscielniak Rasmussen, Cyril Alexander Frantzen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 200.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2004V
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 operon
  • Regulation of the tryptophan operon
  • 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.
Colloquia.
Teaching support:

The teacher has designated office hours for consultation.

Fronter.

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:
The lectures are not compulsory but students are hightly recommended to participate.
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.
Type of course:
2x2 hrs lecture per week. 
2 hrs colloquium 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 tasks and grades 25 randomly selected exam papers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått