BIO/11 (MOLECULAR BIOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
1st semester (01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
72 lesson hours
Basic knowledge in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, besides the basics on cellular components, is virtually a must for successfully following and tackling the course.
Knowledge of the molecular bases of cellular processes and the main molecular biology techniques.
The main theme of the course is the study of the biological macromolecules and their function in fundamental biological processes.
Structure and function of DNA. DNA replication. Transcription and its regulation. Translation: structure and function of ribosomes
Protein synthesis e folding mechanisms in vivo and in vitro. Methods for DNA manipulation and cloning.
The course is organized in two parts: the first (6 CFU) deals with the various biological processes at molecular level, whereas the second (3 CFU) describes the basic techniques of molecular biology. Both are carried out by lectures and NO practicals are included because the methods will be fully covered during the laboratory activities in the third year.
Reccomended or required readings
- Molecular Biology of the cell, 6th Edition, Alberts et al, Garlanda Science
-Bruce Alberts, Karen Hopkin, Alexander Johnson, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
L'ESSENZIALE DI BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE DELLA CELLULA Quinta edizione 2020
-Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE DELLA CELLULA
Sesta edizione 2016
The exam consist in an oral exam in which the student will be asked to reply on questions related to both course parts and, if sufficient, the final mark (agreed by both teachers) will be on a scale range of 18 to 30 cum laude.
No practicals are included as this course is dispensed as lectures. During the 3rd year the course "Laboratorio Integrato" will incluse practicals on the techniques.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
As this course is intended to provide the students with the basic concepts of molecular biology, no lectures specifically dedicated to Agenda2030 will be included.The goals