Study Programmes 2015-2016
WARNING : 2014-2015 version of the course specifications
BIOL2015-3  
Molecular biology
Duration :
24h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelier en sciences de l'ingénieur, orientation bioingénieur2
Bachelier en sciences de l'ingénieur, orientation bioingénieur2
Master en bioingénieur sciences agronomiques, à finalité2
Master en bioingénieur : chimie et bioindustries, à finalité2
Master en bioingénieur gestion des forêts et espaces naturels, à finalité2
Lecturer :
Luc Willems
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
During this course, the molecular mechanisms involved in DNA replication, transcription and translation will be described. The course includes:
- basic principles of DNA structure as well as gene regulation and function;
- mechanisms of DNA repair, epigenetic regulation, microRNAs, signal transmission and posttranslational modifications;
- molecular biology techniques.
Learning outcomes of the course :
After this course, the student should be able to understand and explain the basic principles of molecular biology (DNA structure, transcription, translation and mechanisms of gene regulation). He will also master the main applications of molecular biology.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
- BIOL2010-1 Cell biology - CHIM9268-1 General Chemistry - CHIM9255-3 Organic chemistry - CHIM9239-2 Chemistry of biological molecules
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Lecture
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Face-to-face
Recommended or required readings :
- Molecular Biology of the Gene 6th ed. (Watson, Baker, Bell, Gann, Levine, Losik), Pearson International, 2008
- Molecular Biology 2th ed. (Clark and Pazdernik), APCell press, 2013
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral presentation
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Luc Willems
Reserach Director at FNRS
Professor at ULg
Molecular and cellular biology
081 62 21 57 Luc.willems@ulg.ac.be