Course: Molecular and Cell Biology

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Course title Molecular and Cell Biology
Course code KBI/0037
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Malý Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Structure and function of proteins 2. Structure and function of nucleic acids 3. Genetic code, tRNA 4. Translation 5. Postranslation modifications, transport and degradation of proteins 6. Transcription of prokaryotes. Regulation of gene expression through transcription 7. Replication of DNA. Plasmids 8. Postreplication modification of DNA 9. Structure of eukaryotic genom 10. Transcription of eukaryotes 11. Splicing and other postranscription modifications 12. Transposons 13. Viruses and bacteriophages

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The main goal of this course is to introduce students into molecular basis of life. Students will learn how biomolecules are synthetised and transformed in the cells and how is the structure of biomolecules connected with their function and regulation living cells. We will discuss living processes in cells on molecular level and their relation to phylogenesis and ontogenesis. During the course we will also introduce basic molecular research methods and their importance in the progress of modern biotechnologies.

Teaching in English is meant only for erasmus and foreign students. In the case of a small number of students is teaching in a form of individual consultations.

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Bruce A. a kol. Základy buněčné biologie - Úvod do molekulární biologie buňky. Espero Publishing, Ústí nad Labem,. 2001.
  • Curell B.F. et al. Techniques for Engineering Genes. University of Greenwich, London. 1994.
  • Hubáček J. a kol. Vybrané kapitoly z molekulární genetiky mikroorganismů. Academia, Praha,. 1992.
  • Kaprálek, F. Základy bakteriologie. UK Karolinum, Praha,. 2000.
  • Rosypal, S. a kol. Molekulární genetika. SPN, Praha,. 1989.
  • Rosypal S. a kol. Úvod do molekulární biologie I.-III. Academia, Praha. 2000.
  • Ruml T. Laboratoře z genového inženýrství. VŠCHT. 1997.
  • Vodrážka, Z. Biotechnologie. Academia, Praha,. 1992.
  • Vondrejs V. Genové inženýrství I a II. Karolinum, Praha. 2001.

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