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551-0319-00L  Cellular Biochemistry (Part I)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersU. Kutay, R. I. Enchev, B. Kornmann, M. Peter, I. Zemp, further lecturers
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractConcepts and molecular mechanisms underlying the biochemistry of the cell, providing advanced insights into structure, function and regulation of individual cell components. Particular emphasis will be put on the spatial and temporal integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into global cellular processes such as intracellular transport, cell division & growth, and cell migration.
ObjectiveThe full-year course (551-0319-00 & 551-0320-00) focuses on the molecular mechanisms and concepts underlying the biochemistry of cellular physiology, investigating how these processes are integrated to carry out highly coordinated cellular functions. The molecular characterisation of complex cellular functions requires a combination of approaches such as biochemistry, but also cell biology and genetics. This course is therefore the occasion to discuss these techniques and their integration in modern cellular biochemistry.
The students will be able to describe the structural and functional details of individual cell components, and the spatial and temporal regulation of their interactions. In particular, they will learn to explain the integration of different molecules and signaling pathways into complex and highly dynamic cellular processes such as intracellular transport, cytoskeletal rearrangements, cell motility, cell division and cell growth. In addition, they will be able to illustrate the relevance of particular signaling pathways for cellular pathologies such as cancer.
ContentStructural and functional details of individual cell components, regulation of their interactions, and various aspects of the regulation and compartmentalisation of biochemical processes.
Topics include: biophysical and electrical properties of membranes; viral membranes; structural and functional insights into intracellular transport and targeting; vesicular trafficking and phagocytosis; post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.
Lecture notesScripts and additional material will be provided during the semester. Please contact Dr. Alicia Smith for assistance with the learning materials. (alicia.smith@bc.biol.ethz.ch)
LiteratureRecommended supplementary literature (review articles and selected primary literature) will be provided during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo attend this course the students must have a solid basic knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry and general biology. The course will be taught in English.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0320-00L Cellular Biochemistry (Part II) (next semester)
For programme regulationsBachelor's Programme in Biology 2013; Version 10.03.2020
Bachelor's Programme in Biology - Biological Direction 2011; Version 14.05.2013
Bachelor's Programme in Biology - Chemical Direction 2011; Version 14.05.2013
Master's Programme in Biology 2006; Version 28.05.2018
ECTS credits6 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersU. Kutay, R. I. Enchev, B. Kornmann, M. Peter, I. Zemp
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 75 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationAntworten in deutscher Sprache werden akzeptiert.
Written aidsKeine.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0319-00 VCellular Biochemistry (Part I)2 hrs
Mon15-17HPM D 7.2 »
U. Kutay, R. I. Enchev, B. Kornmann, M. Peter, I. Zemp, further lecturers

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