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BIOL109 INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Course Code: 2380109
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr NHAL TERZ ZMECOLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

A one- semester course designed for engineering students aiming to introduce concepts in molecular and cellular biology such as cells, inheritance and gene expression. Starts with biological molecules and structure, organization of cells, inheritance and evolution.Goes into the central dogma with DNA replication (in cell division), transcription and translation. Finished with more current and complex material as regulation of gene expression, systems biology approaches in biology, cellular differentiation, stem cells and cancer. Several guest lecturers introduce ongoing biological research at the boundary of engineering and computer science.