Gene Structure and Function
Objectives and Content
The course reviews the molecular basis of structure and physiology of prokaryote and eukaryote cells. The course deals with; structure of DNA, RNA and chromatin; maintenance of the genome through replication, repair and recombination; expression of the genome through gene regulation, transcription, RNA splicing and translation. Gene technology methods used in studies of biological mechanisms and structures will be presented. The course is obligatory in the bachelor degree in molecular biology.
Semester of Instruction
After completing the course, the students should be able to:
- make use of knowledge about structure of nucleic acids to understand transfer and maintenance of genetic information
- explain chromatin organization of DNA with emphasis to function in regulation of genes
- combine knowledge about mechanisms in transcription, splicing and translation to explain regulation of genes
- identify the significance of DNA damage and repair
- able to compare molecular mechanisms in gene regulation in pro-and eukaryotic organisms
Required Previous Knowledge
Basic knowledge in molecular biology.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Forms of Assessment
Written exam 4 hours.
Examination support materials: Non
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Study advisor at the Departement of Molecular Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org .