[ 863MODBCRS15 ] Module Cell Regulation and Signaling

Workload Mode of examination Education level Study areas Responsible person Coordinating university
4 ECTS Accumulative module examination M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Biologische Chemie Hassan Hashimi USB Budweis
Detailed information
Pre-requisites For safety reasons: certified 32 ECTS points in chemical and/or microbiological laboratory exercises with experimental work carried out by the student.
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master Programme Biological Chemistry 2015W
Objectives To acquire an understanding of cell regulation and signaling. To acquire practical, hands-on experience in cell regulation and signaling.
Subject The course is a prime part of the graduate program in molecular and cellular biology aimed at broadening students' understanding of cellular regulation and signaling in specific areas of interest by individual lecturers. There will be an overview of each topic as well as detailed descriptions of selected biological phenomenon with experimental approaches in addressing the phenomenon.

Practical, on-hands courses are held in form of a "Journal Club" in which each student is required to present a selected, recent research paper on each topic in the course as if the paper were his or her own paper. This means students must defend the paper during a discussion with fellow classmates and instructors. These types of courses have been designed to teach students the art of critical reading/understanding as well as practice presentation techniques when presenting one's own research work. The Journal Club will be open to all other students in the department as a source of understanding in field of molecular and cellular biology.

Further information Selected research papers on each topic.

Recommended reading:

Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. (2008), Alberts et al.

Principles of Development, 3rd ed. (2006), Wolpert et al.

Corresponding lecture 863MODBCRS12: Module Cell Regulation and Signaling (5 ECTS)
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