|Course Code :||2016FBDBMW|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Tutor(s)||Wim Vanden Berghe|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Basic knowledge of biology, physiology/biochemistry and molecular biology
2. Learning outcomes
Understanding the totality of orderly functions in the living cell, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms for the subcellular distribution of proteins cell-cycle control and the interaction of cells with their environment.
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,nuclear organisation, chromatin organisation, signal transduction, epigenetic signalling, 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, inflammation & cancer
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesSeminars
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Oral with written preparation
6. Study material
Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter. The Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th Edition (2008) Garland Science (Taylor & Francis), NY.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Lodish et al. Molecular Cell Biology. 5th Edition (2004). WH Freeman, NY. ISBN 0-7167-4366-3 (ISBN-13=978-0-716-74366-8).
7. Contact information
Prof. Dr. W. Vanden Berghe
Prof. Dr. Dirk Snyders
(+)last update: 14/02/2010 12:30 wim.vandenberghe