|CREDITS||6 credits during the 1st year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA|
|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||BIO/13|
|TEACHING LOCATION||GENOVA (Biotechnology)|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
This course provides a basic outline of the principles of modern biology and genetics in the context of evolution. It focuses on the main molecular and cellular mechanisms that are involved in life sciences emphasising the mechanisms at the base of the main biological processes such as the molecular basis of heredity.
This module will provide the basic knowledge about biology that is required to understand biotechnology concepts and techniques for productive purposes. The aim of the course is to place the main biological processes within a setting that allows biotechnologists to take advantage of their potential and translate knowledge into biotech products.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to recognize and describe genetic phenomena and demonstrate knowledge of:
-How to study life.
-Cellular and subcellular structures and functions
-Structure and function of genetic material
-gene expression and its regulation.
Lectures and exercises
1: How to study life
3: Scientific methods and literature
4: The origin of life
5: Cell theory 1
7: Cell Membrane
9: Cell cycle and cell division
10: From mendelian to modern genetics
11: Origin and development of Molecular Biology
12: From DNA to Proteins, from genotype to phenotype
13: Eukaryotic genome and its expression
14: Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
15 Genome sequencing, molecular biology and the origin of molecular medicine
16: Developmental biology
17: The history of life on earth
18: Evolutionary mechanisms
19: The origin of species and the evolution of genomes
21: Origin and diversification of Eukaryotes
23: The origin of animals and their body plan
Principi di Biologia” Sadawa, Heller, Orians, Purves, Hillis. (Ed. Zanichelli).
Office hours: Office hours for students are normally set on Thursdays from 09:00 to 11:00. The office address is: Biology Section, Dept. Experimental Medicine, entrance: Via Pastore 3 or C.so Europa 30, second floor. E-mail appointments are strongly encouraged. The teacher's e mail address is the following: email@example.com. Alternatively the teacher can be reached at the following phone number: 01035338201. If necessary appoiments may also occur on-line, depending on previous agreements between the students and the teacher.
PAOLA GHIORZO (President)
PAOLO GIANNONI (President)
ALDO PAGANO (President)
LORENZA PASTORINO (President)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” slides.
Any other, more in-depth material is mentioned at the end of the lesson and can be found in the “aula web” slides.