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BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 1

Short Description: Cell and Molecular Biology 1
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010901 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Grading basis : Graded

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CHE2120

Synopsis

The course is presented in two modules: in the first, the course introduces the nature of gene organisation, replication and expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. The course also provides an overview of molecular technologies including recombinant DNA techniques and standard molecular methods such as sequencing, RNAi, CRISPR-Cas9, in situ hybridisation, northern and western Blot assays, PCR, rtPCR and qPCR. These procedures underpin state of the art research and medical diagnostic assays. Applications of this technology are discussed. In the second module the course explores the nature of cellular ultrastructure; protein post-translational modification and targeting; vesicle transport in cells; regulation of the cell cycle and apoptosis.

This course contains a highly recommended residential school for both external and on-campus students (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 External
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 22 June 2021