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551-0307-01L  Molecular and Structural Biology II: From Gene to Protein

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2017
DozierendeN. Ban, F. Allain, M. Pilhofer
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarD-BIOL BSc students are obliged to take part I and part II as a two-semester course.


KurzbeschreibungThis course will cover advanced topics in molecular biology and biochemistry with emphasis on the structure and function of cellular assemblies involved in expression and maintenance of genetic information. We will cover the architecture and the function of molecules involved in DNA replication, transcription, translation, nucleic acid packaging in viruses, RNA processing, and CRISPER/CAS system.
LernzielStudents will gain a deep understanding of large cellular assemblies and the structure-function relationships governing their function in fundamental cellular processes ranging from DNA replication, transcription and translation. The lectures throughout the course will be complemented by exercises and discussions of original research examples to provide students with a deeper understanding of the subjects and to encourage active student participation.
InhaltAdvanced class covering the state of the research in structural molecular biology of basic cellular processes with emphasis on the function of large cellular assemblies.
SkriptUpdated handouts will be provided during the class.
LiteraturThe lecture will be based on the latest literature. Additional suggested
literature:
Branden, C., and J. Tooze, Introduction to Protein Structure, 2nd ed.
(1995). Garland, New York.