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[ TPMPBVOMBZ1 ] VL Molecular biology of the cell I

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3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Physics Hermann Gruber 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Biophysics 2018W
Objectives Profound insight into the basic molecular processes of living cells.
Subject Evolution of the biosphere. Basic chemical constitutents and processes of cells. Protein structure and function. DNA und chromosom structure. DNA replication. DNA repair. DNA recombination. Transcription (= RNA synthesis). Translation (= protein synthesis). Cell division cycle. Signaling mechanisms in cells.
Criteria for evaluation The answers in the exam should show that the students have not only learned the topic by heart only but understand the molecular structures and mechanisms. Some students manage to give short, and yet comprehensive answers. Other students play it safe and prefer to give long answers. Both methods will give a high rating if the contents is good.
Methods The lecture "Molecular Biology of the Cell I" is tightly coupled to the "exercise" (German: Uebung) which has the same title ("Molecular Biology of the Cell I "). In the "exercise", every chapter of the lecture is discussed and recapitulated one week after it has been taught in the lecture. Another week later, the same chapter is the topic of a written test. The grade for the "exercise" is calculated as the average grade from all written tests.
Language (*)English
Study material The whole lecture is covered by a script where the pages usually have a running text (in German) on top of the page, a figure in the center, and a Figure legend (in English) below the Figure. The lecture closely follows the book "Molecular Biology of the Cell" from Bruce Alberts et al.
Changing subject? No
Further information Officially, the lecture has an extent of 2 credit hours (=2 x 45 min per week) and the "exercise" 1 credit hour (= 1 x 45 min per week). In reality, the lecture and the exercise are given as 2 time blocks of 90 min per week. The consequence is that lecture and exercise are finished within 3 months (i.e., before Christmas).

All exams are given in written. If somebody has missed a written test for one chapter, then it is possible to make up for it later on by a quick oral test – or at the end of the semester by a written test (together with the final exam for the lecture.

On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment