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Module MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

Module code: BI210
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
Department: BIOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Joanne Bredin (ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)
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Module Objectives: This course builds upon the molecular concepts covered in BI101. Material covered is focused on the molecular biology of DNA, RNA and proteins, and the involvement of these molecules in central cellular metabolic processes.

Topics covered include: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell biology; structure of biological membranes; DNA, RNA and protein structures; chromosomes and chromatin; DNA as the genetic material; DNA damage and DNA repair mechanisms; mutations and functional consequences; DNA replication in prokaryotes; transcription and translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; protein turnover and post-translational modification; cell signalling; regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle and cancer.

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