Molecular Cell biology aims to combine the distinct, yet complementary disciplines of molecular biology and cell biology. The molecular component of the course examines nucleic acids and proteins, macromolecules that are essential to life. The cell component of the course integrates knowledge of the cell at the molecular level into an understanding of processes and interactions at the cellular level. Molecular Cell Biology emphasizes topics such as: cell signaling membrane dynamics, cell death, gene expression, nucleic acid metabolism, chromosome biology, nuclear transport, protein structure and metabolism and cellular microbiology (host-pathogen interactions). The laboratory component of the course will cover techniques in proteomics, systems biology, functional genomics, mutagenesis and microarray technology.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.