Molecular Cell Biology

Course Code :1016FBDBIC
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:40
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Dirk Snyders
Wim Vanden Berghe

3. Course contents *

The course molecular cell biology highlights molecular functioning of the eukaryotic cell, in relation to the structure of the cell.

1. Evolution of the cell and basic techniques in molecular cell biology

2. Internal organization of the cell: intracellular compartmentalization and protein sorting, vesicular transport in the secretory and endocytotic pathways, the cytoskeleton, cell division, cell cycle and apoptosis.

3. Cells in their social context: cell junctions and adhesion; the extracellular matrix and its receptors, proliferation and differentiation