Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, 15 cr
In this course we focus on genetic information and its different molecular aspects. You will study the structure of DNA and chromatin, and develop an understanding for how the expression of genetic information is regulated. You will engage yourself in the questions concerning how the DNA is maintained, organized and evolving. The course is research oriented, and we put a lot of attention to the latest discoveries in gene technology. Because the course includes a major practical part, you will gain experience of molecular biology techniques for the analysis of gene structure and function.
This is a full time course and it will be rather intensive. Among the mandatory parts of the course are: group studies concerning regulation of gene expression, experimental laboratory work, lab reports and students' literature seminars.
There will be a mandatory exam ("dugga") on basic knowledge in genetics. Literature directions for the initial test (pdf; 69 kb).
We advice you to read the indicated chapters in the course book already before starting the course.
Education office, Ecology building
Telephone: +46 46-222 73 16
E-mail: Christina.Ledje [at] biol.lu.se
Molecular Cell Biology
Telephone: +46 46-222 72 56
E-mail: Marita.Cohn [at] biol.lu.se
Molecular Biology of the Gene, 7th edition; Watson et al., Pearson Education Inc. 2013-2014.
The course is offered during the second period of the autumn semester.
The language of instruction is English.