Molecular Biology

Course Code :1036FBDBMW
Study domain:Biochemistry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:28
Study load (hours):112
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Guy Van Camp

3. Course contents *

The following topics/chapters are treated in the course:

Selfstudy package with seminar:

Selfstudy package 1: DNA replication

Selfstudy package 2: RNA processing

Selfstudy package 3: Transcription

Selfstudy package 4: Translation

Selfstudy package 5: Regulation of transcription in bacteria

Selfstudy package 6: Regulation of transcription in eucaryotes


From the book "Genetics and Genomics in Medicine", the following chapters are treated:

1: Fundamentals of DNA, chromosomes and cells 

2: Fundamentals of gene structure, gene expression and human genome organisation

3: Principles underlying core DNA technologies

4: Principles of genetic variation

5: Single-gene disorders: inheritance patterns, phenotype variability and allele frequencies

10: Cancer genetics and genomics (partly)

10.1: Fundamental characteristics and evolution of cancer

10.2: Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes

There is an additional guest lecture on creationism and intelligent design