Genes and Gene Expressions, 15 credits (NBIC47)

Gener och genuttryck, 15 hp

Main field of study

Biology Chemical Biology

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KBIO Biology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2+3+4 Swedish/English Linköping v
6KKEB Chemical Biology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2+3+4 Swedish/English Linköping v

Main field of study

Biology, Chemical Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Biology
  • Chemical Biology

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

50 ECTS in biology/ chemical biology including a second course in Molecular Genetics or Biochemistry or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide in depth knowledge of the molecular processes behind cell division, DNA replication, DNA repair, gene expression and cellular transport. The aim of the course is also to provide theroretical and practical knowledge in population- and evolutionary genetics. The course also aims to introduce experimental approaches and research methodology used in genetics and molecular biology. Another goal with the course is to provide knowledge about how reserach and development in genetics and molecular biology are involved in the society.After completing the course the participant will be able to account for

  • the organisation of the genetic material in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms
  • the mechanisms behind replication, reparation and expression of the genetic information
  • model organisms in genetics and molecular biology
  • the recent development of research in genetics and molecular biology
  • theories of population- and evolutionary genetics
  • genetic methods in studies of evolution

After the completed course the participant will be able to reflect over the content in relevant scientific publications and also to plan, perform and evaluate experimental work in the laboratory.

 

Course content

The course treats the structure and evolution of genes and genomes. The course also examines the mechanisms behind the replication, repair and expression of the genetic information, as well as the regulation of the cell cycle. Further, the course treats therories and applications of population- and evolutionary genetics. Experimental approaches used in genetics and molecular biology are introduced in theory and in practice. In seminars, there are discussions how research in genetics and molecular biology increase our knowledge about fundamental biological processes and contributes to a sustainable development of our society.

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures, laboratory work and seminars. Both theory and results from laboratory work are presented at seminars in oral and in written reports. Current research is discussed in literature seminars.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 59 credits
LAB1Laboratory workU, G4 credits
UPG1Seminar assignmentsU, G2 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Johan Edqvist

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 110 h
Recommended self-study hours: 290 h

Course literature

Molecular Biology (andra upplagan) av Craig, Cohen-Fix, Green, Greider, Storz och Wolberger (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Molecular Biology (andra upplagan) av Craig, Cohen-Fix, Green, Greider, Storz och Wolberger (Oxford University Press, 2014)
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 9 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 4 credits
UPG1 Seminar assignments U, G 2 credits

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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