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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 20/12/2014
BIOL2015-3  Molecular biology

Duration :  36h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in bioengineering, 3rd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Bioengineering3
Lecturer :  Luc Willems
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
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.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
- 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

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