Semester of Instruction
Autumn. The course runs only if enough students enrol
Objectives and Content
The course introduces and looks into the structure and function of biomolecules: synthesis and properties of cellular macromolecules, basic properties of enzymes, principles of metabolism, bioenergetics, signal transduction, regulation of gene expression and function of biomolecules in cell structure and differentiation. The course will also include a survey of important principles in experimental biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. The course is obligatory for a master¿s degree in molecular biology for students in bioinformatics without MOL101Molecular biology/MOL100 Introduction to molecular biology + MOL200 Metabolism:Reactions, Regulations and Compartmentalization, or equivalent.
The course aims at providing basic knowledge about biological macromolecules and their function in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, sufficient for further studies in bioinformatics.
Required Previous Knowledge
Bachelor¿s degree or equivalent with limited background in molecular biology. The course is mainly for master¿s students in bioinformatics.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Bachelor's degree or equivalent with limited background in molecular biology. The course is mainly for master students in bioinformatics.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
The two first study groups and term paper. The term paper include a written report and short oral presentations of specific scientific topics in molecular biology. Mandatory activity is valid five subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam (4 hours). No remedy allowed. The term paper will count as 20% of final grade if the written exam is passed.
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.
MOL200: 10 sp
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam