This course provides a basic outline of the principles of modern biology and genetics in the context of evolution. It focuses on the main molecular and cellular mechanisms that are involved in life sciences emphasising the mechanisms at the base of the main biological processes such as the molecular basis of heredity.
This module will provide the basic knowledge about biology that is required to understand biotechnology concepts and techniques for productive purposes. The aim of the course is to place the main biological processes within a setting that allows biotechnologists to take advantage of their potential and translate knowledge into biotech products.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to recognize and describe genetic phenomena and demonstrate knowledge of:
-How to study life.
-Cellular and subcellular structures and functions
-Structure and function of genetic material
-gene expression and its regulation.
Lectures and exercises
1: How to study life
3: Scientific methods and literature
4: The origin of life
5: Cell theory 1
7: Cell Membrane
9: Cell cycle and cell division
10: From mendelian to modern genetics
11: Origin and development of Molecular Biology
12: From DNA to Proteins, from genotype to phenotype
13: Eukaryotic genome and its expression
14: Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
15 Genome sequencing, molecular biology and the origin of molecular medicine
16: Developmental biology
17: The history of life on earth
18: Evolutionary mechanisms
19: The origin of species and the evolution of genomes
21: Origin and diversification of Eukaryotes
23: The origin of animals and their body plan
Principi di Biologia” Sadawa, Heller, Orians, Purves, Hillis. (Ed. Zanichelli).
Ricevimento: Scheduling an appointment (email@example.com, Tel: 010-5558213)
Ricevimento: Office hours for students are normally set on Thursdays from 09:00 to 11:00. The office address is: Biology Section, Dept. Experimental Medicine, entrance: Via Pastore 3 or C.so Europa 30, second floor. E-mail appointments are strongly encouraged. The teacher's e mail address is the following: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively the teacher can be reached at the following phone number: 01035338201.
LORENZA PASTORINO (President)
ALDO PAGANO (President)
PAOLO GIANNONI (President)
PAOLA GHIORZO (President)
Lectures and exercises
The chance to carry out a supplementary oral examination is available both to students whose final average mark is 17/30 and to those who wish to increase the mark (at least 27/30) they obtained in the written examination.
Oral examination. It is always led by the owner and by another teacher role with many years of experience (only in exceptional cases, the second component can be a fellow with at least 5 years of postgraduate research experience) and has a duration of at least 30 minutes (typically 45 minutes). With these modes, given the long experience of examinations in the discipline, the commission is able to verify with high accuracy to achieve the educational objectives of teaching. When these are not met, the student is invited to deepen the study and to use further explanation by the lecturer.
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All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” slides.
Any other, more in-depth material is mentioned at the end of the lesson and can be found in the “aula web” slides.