Study Programmes 2017-2018
Molecular biology
Duration :
24h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in bioengineering2
Master in agricultural bioengineering (120 ECTS)2
Master in bioengineering : chemistry and bio-industries (120 ECTS)2
Master in forests and natural areas engineering (120 ECTS)2
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
Learning unit 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 learning unit :
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 :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
- Molecular Biology of the Gene 7th ed. (Watson, Baker, Bell, Gann, Levine, Losik), Pearson International, 2014
- Molecular Biology 2th ed. (Clark and Pazdernik), APCell press, 2013
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written exam
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Luc Willems
Reserach Director at FNRS
Professor at ULg
Molecular and cellular biology
081 62 21 57
Items online :
Slides BIOL2015