Gene Structure and Function

Study facts

Course codeMOL203
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English, Norwegian if only norwegianspeaking students participate.
Study levelUndergraduate Courses
Resources
Belongs toDepartment of Molecular Biology

Contact

Contact Information

Study advisor at the Departement of Molecular Biology, advice@mbi.uib.no .

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge in molecular biology.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of molecular biology (equivalent to MOL202), molecular cell biology (equivalent to MOL201).

Forms of Assessment

Written exam 4 hours.

No aids allowed.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam 4 hours.

Examination support materials: Non

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.