Molecular Biology of the Cell 1

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBFA006-04
Vaknaam Molecular Biology of the Cell 1
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Molecular Biology of the Cell 1
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) understand and scrutunise the importance of cellular processes for living organisms, including humans;
2) grasp problem definitions and experimental approaches within the cell biology;
3) reproduce knowledge on the role of cell biology in understanding and developing drugs and drug efficacy.
Omschrijving In the course the following topics will be addressed:
the origin of life; the important building blocks of living cells; the evolution of life;
cytology (pro- and eukaryotic organisms); cell walls and their components; biomembranes; cell organelles; genetics:
DNA, RNA, chromosomes; replication of DNA; division of nucleus; division of cells; virusses; metabolism; physiology of the cell; enzymology; carbohydrate metabolism; citric acid cycle; lipid metabolism, respiratory chain, photosynthesis;
protein structure; protein synthesis, enzyme kinetics; receptors and signal transduction; developmental biology; cell growth and cell differentiation; hormones; gene regulation; molecular biology techniques: electrophoresis, chromatography; polymerase chain reaction; in-vitro cell culturing; biotechnology for pharmacy; biologicals; monoclonal antibodies; interferones; interleukines; genomics en proteomics.
(Ch. 1-9 Alberts et al.)
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(35 hrs lectures (1 hr for questioning), 4 hrs tutorial, 8 hrs computer practical; 65 hrs self-study.)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC)
(The final mark will be determined based on the score for the MC test (2.5 hr). In order to make sure that all students receive sufficient training for the exam, the participation to the computer practical is strongly advised. History learns that without participation in the computer practical students often fail the MC test.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator prof. dr. W.J. Quax
Docent(en) dr. R.H. Cool ,prof. dr. G.J. Poelarends ,prof. dr. W.J. Quax
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Molecular Biology of the Cell (6th edition) Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Morgan D., Raff M, Roberts K, Walter, P 978-0-8153-4464-3
Syllabus (via the UG network)
Entreevoorwaarden Succesfully passed examinations in biology and chemistry from a pre-university education are required.
The course is an excellent preparation for the remaining of the BSc pharmacy education and the learning outcomes are
essential for entering the remaining of the curriculum. The knowlegde gathered in the course MBOC1 is essential prior knowledge for entering MBOC 2. The course is a mandatory requirement for entering Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Technology & Biopharmacy 2.
Opmerkingen Adapted 251121 LW
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Pharmacy  (hoofdprogramma) 1 semester I a verplicht